Royal Caribbean, Saga Extend Cruise Cancellations Into June

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

On the heels of Carnival extending its operations suspension until June 27, Royal Caribbean has extended its return to service date until June 12. The announcement also includes Celebrity Cruises, Silversea and Azamara Club Cruises.

A message on the cruise line’s website said, “after consulting with our partners at Cruise Lines International Association and in conjunction with the CDC, our global suspension has been extended – all sailings departing on and before June 11th, 2020 will be cancelled.”

On March 24, the cruise line previously announced they would return on May 12, 2020.

The extension stems from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s decision to prolong its No Sail Order by 100 days, or mid-July. However, the CDC Director may rescind or modify the order, based on public health or other considerations.

British-based Saga Cruises has suspended all cruise and holiday operations until June 1. 

In mid-March the over-50 cruise line paused operations until May 1, with this deadline now having been pushed back.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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