RCI-Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises cancel sailings through February 28

   December 3, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

Sister companies RCI-Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises further cancelled sailings through February 28, 2021.

In a statement on its website, Royal Caribbean said its plan was to resume further operation in March.

The move affects all sailings except Quantum of the Seas, which just commenced cruising in Singapore, and Spectrum of the Seas, which is due to enter service in January in China (from homeport Hong Kong).

Voyages in Australia are further cancelled through April 30, 2021.

Sailings on Odyssey of the Seas were cancelled from November 5, 2020, through March 26, 2021, because of shipyard construction and supply chain delays. The liner is currently scheduled for delivery in April.

Spectrum Of The Seas cruise ship

Celebrity Cruises cancelled all sailings through February 28, 2021, along with remaining South America voyages through April 7.

The company said their "panel of globally recognized scientific and medical experts, together with teams both on sea and on land," continued to focus on a healthy and safe return to service for their guests, crew and the communities they visit.

“We will be reaching out to our guests and travel partners to share further details and address any questions or concerns they may have.”

Royal Caribbean is offering a 125% FCC-future cruise credit good through April 30, 2022. The FCC must be redeemed by April 30, 2022, for sailings cancelled on or after December 2, 2020. Those cancelled before December 2 must redeem the credit by December 31, 2021.

The company will automatically issue the FCC to those on the cancelled voyages.