First RCI-Royal Caribbean International cruise ship sets sail on December 1

   November 30, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

9 months after RCI-Royal Caribbean International shut down its sailings due to the global health crisis, its first liner is due to offer a revenue voyage, capped at around 1,000 guests, on Tuesday, December 1.

Quantum of the Seas will set sail from Singapore and begin offering 3- and 4-night sailings to only residents of Singapore with no port calls.

Royal Caribbean suspended all sailings beginning on March 14 and has not offered another voyage since. Quantum of the Seas is the first to offer paid journeys since March.

Various comprehensive new health protocols are implemented onboard Quantum of the Seas, such as testing and screening; stringent cleaning practices; upgraded heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems that enhance filtration; expert medical care and onboard facilities; reduced capacities for greater physical distancing.

Initially, the cruises will be roundtrips with no ports of call at a reduced capacity of up to 50%, only open to Singapore residents.

The rest of the RCI fleet is shut down until further notice.