Cruises to resume with new Covid protocols after year-long hiatus.
The Royal Caribbean Group has announced that it will resume cruise sailings in the Caribbean in June for vaccinated adult guests. The company’s Adventure of the Seas and Celebrity Millennium ships will also have vaccinated crews and accept children under 18 with a negative Covid test.
“Returning to the Caribbean … marks the measured beginning of the end of what has been a uniquely challenging time for everyone,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, chief executive officer of Celebrity Cruises, a division of Royal Caribbean.
Adventure of the Seas will homeport in Nassau, The Bahamas, with the itinerary also including stops in Cozumel, Mexico. Celebrity Millennium will homeport in Caribbean island St. Maarten.
The governments of The Bahamas and St. Maarten said the return to cruising would help boost their economies, and Royal Caribbean’s International Chief Executive Officer, Michael Bayley said: “The vaccines are clearly a game-changer for all of us.”