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Bahamas: ANCHORED: Cruise drought extends as Royal Caribbean cancels sailings through May 31

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Royal Caribbean Cruise Line yesterday decided to extend the suspension of sailings for its global fleet through May 31.

While cruise executives say they have no definitive timeline on when they will resume sailing from US ports, yesterday’s announcement indicates that any return to this destination will not be over the next few months.

In its latest update, Royal Caribbean noted: “At Royal Caribbean International, our guests and crew’s safety and well-being are always our top priorities.

“In order to allow additional time for our return to service preparations, we have decided to extend the suspension of sailings for our global fleet through May 31st, 2021 — excluding sailings onboard Quantum, Spectrum, Voyager and Odyssey of the Seas.”

Quantum of the Seas is expected to remain in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Odyssey of the Seas has seen her May 9 to October 28, 2021 sailings departing from Rome, Italy, canceled and instead will begin its inaugural season out of a new homeport, Haifa, Israel, from June to October 2021.

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