Royal Caribbean to Resume Caribbean Cruises in June for Vaccinated Passengers
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Some of the Royal Caribbean Group cruises will resume sailing in the Caribbean in June with vaccinated adult guests, ending a yearlong hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Adventure of the Seas and Celebrity Millennium ships will also have vaccinated crews and will accept children under the age of 18 with a negative COVID-19 test, Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises said Friday.
“Returning to the Caribbean … marks the measured beginning of the end of what has been a unique and challenging time for all of us,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, CEO of Celebrity Cruises, a division of Royal Caribbean.
Adventure of the Seas will be based in Nassau, The Bahamas, and the itinerary also includes stops in Cozumel, Mexico and Royal Caribbean’s own private island. Celebrity Millennium will have its home port on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten.
The governments of The Bahamas and St. Maarten said a return to shipping could help boost their economies.
“Vaccines are clearly a game changer for all of us,” said Royal Caribbean International CEO Michael Bayley.