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Royal Caribbean Group extends suspension of some cruises, calls July US restart 'realistic goal'

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Royal Caribbean Group extended the suspension of some sailings, including all cruises from the United States until June 30.

'Safety is the first priority, and we know that cruising can be safe, as we have seen in Europe and Asia,' Chairman and CEO Richard Fain said. 'The rising number of Americans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, layered on top of the rigorous health and safety measures we are implementing under the Healthy Sail Panel’s guidance, enables us to create a safe environment to take a cruise.

'We strongly believe that President Biden’s stated goal for society to reopen in time for Independence Day is a realistic goal.'

Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises

The Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises brands canceled sailings through June 30, apart from those recently announced in new homeports around the globe.


So, too, did Silversea Cruises, excluding Silver Moon, whose Eastern Mediterranean plans were just announced today, Silver Origin, standing by in the Galápagos, and Silver Explorer, targeted for expedition cruises of Australia's the Kimberley and South Pacific voyages starting in August.