The company broke the news to employees on Wednesday after earlier announcing the concluson of many crew contracts, an RCL spokesman said.
'The circumstances of the pandemic made this action unavoidable, and it hurts to part ways with so many good and talented people,' he added.
Cost-cutting in a no-revenue environment
As the cruise industry deals with the current no-revenue environment, operators are under pressure to cut costs.
Earlier, Norwegian Cruise Line reduced its US employees' shoreside pay by 20% and moved to a four-day work week.