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MIAMI, March 13, 2020 – Today Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD. announced that it is suspending cruising in the United States for 30 days.

We understand the gravity of the public health crisis confronting the country. And this is our part to play. So, beginning at midnight tonight, we are pausing the fleet’s US sailings for 30 days. 

We are reaching out to our guests to help them work through this disruption to their vacations, and we are truly sorry for their inconvenience. We are also communicating with our crew to work out the issues this decision presents for them. We know this adds great stress to our guests, employees and crew, and we are working to minimize the disruption.

Our business is providing great vacations and creating great memories. We look forward to getting back to work as soon as we can.

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2 minutes ago, Ourusualbeach said:

MIAMI, March 13, 2020 – Today Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD. announced that it is suspending cruising in the United States for 30 days.

We understand the gravity of the public health crisis confronting the country. And this is our part to play. So, beginning at midnight tonight, we are pausing the fleet’s US sailings for 30 days. 

We are reaching out to our guests to help them work through this disruption to their vacations, and we are truly sorry for their inconvenience. We are also communicating with our crew to work out the issues this decision presents for them. We know this adds great stress to our guests, employees and crew, and we are working to minimize the disruption.

Our business is providing great vacations and creating great memories. We look forward to getting back to work as soon as we can.

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Thanks for posting, I was just starting to search.  Will we get our money refunded you think?

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No details. Refunds or are they going to be requiring FCC?

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3 minutes ago, DCL2RCI said:

No details. Refunds or are they going to be requiring FCC?

 

Would hope it would be refunds since it's a forced cancellation of a trip.

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Drat - not long enough! 
 

Note that it said U.S. sailings, so maybe Transatlantic and European cruises will be cancelled for a longer time.

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2 minutes ago, Macklin410 said:

 

Would hope it would be refunds since it's a forced cancellation of a trip.

Me too, just wanting confirmation - the other lines specified in their announcements what the policies would be - NCL for example is offering 125% FCC or 100% refund.

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From the limited info this was obviously a quick last-minute decision, likely influenced by Norwegian's move. Nobody wants to be last.

 

I expect it will be 2-3 days before details like refunds vs credits will be known.

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We are scheduled to depart on April 12th. I suppose we are included?


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3 minutes ago, SimpleandTrendy said:

Trying to confirm what day sailing will start again?  We were set to board 04/11...

 

Norwegian is cancelling their cruises for the next 30 days and it includes the ones leaving on the 11th also.  Sounds like there is a good chance yours is cancelled.

 

Mine is leaving on the 18th.  Wished mine was axed, especially since my dog sitter cancelled on me last night.  Hard to find sitters for special needs dogs.

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I wonder why the Mariner is currently leaving port with passengers for the start of its 3 day Bahama cruise?

 

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3 minutes ago, NancyIL said:

Drat - not long enough! 

 I agree.  I cruise 4/26 so it's not covered for full refund, just FCC.  I'm still waiting till 48 hrs before sailing just in case.  I still want to go though!

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We are set to sail 4/12.

Princess gave their customers 100%refund and 50% FCC.

Hoping royal does the same if they force us to cancel !

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1 minute ago, Prosecco93 said:

We are scheduled to depart on April 12th. I suppose we are included?


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We are too.   

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6 minutes ago, SimpleandTrendy said:

Trying to confirm what day sailing will start again?  We were set to board 04/11...

Midnight tonight - so it starts March 14.

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3 minutes ago, jrapps said:

From the limited info this was obviously a quick last-minute decision, likely influenced by Norwegian's move. Nobody wants to be last.

 

I expect it will be 2-3 days before details like refunds vs credits will be known.

 

Give them an hour or two.

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I assume refunds. I wonder if they will extend it. My May cruise is still happening.... for now


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1 minute ago, rolloman said:

I wonder why the Mariner is currently leaving port with passengers for the start of its 3 day Bahama cruise?

 

 

Because it says from midnight tonight...

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3 minutes ago, rolloman said:

I wonder why the Mariner is currently leaving port with passengers for the start of its 3 day Bahama cruise?

 

Post says midnight, those folks were already onboard?

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Just now, Sheal said:

Post says midnight, those folks were already onboard?

 

If they follow what NCL is doing, they may turn around to have people disembark as soon as possible 😔 how devastating would that be??

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10 minutes ago, torpeedo said:

 I agree.  I cruise 4/26 so it's not covered for full refund, just FCC.  I'm still waiting till 48 hrs before sailing just in case.  I still want to go though!

Just so you know the cutoff is midnight the evening before the 48 hours, so it is closer to 62 hours.... don't miss it !!

 

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Very interesting. Cathy and I were scheduled to go on Harmony of the Seas on Sunday for a 7 day. Mom and sister cancelled early in the week (mom is 80) and got full FCC and I waited as I wanted to go. Looks like we will get a full FCC credit unless RCL decides to give the same perk as NCL. Going to be interesting to watch this.

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