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Royal Caribbean announces winter 2021-2022 redeployment

Royal Caribbean updated its 2021-22 winter sailings with new cruise ship redeployments in the Caribbean and Australia.

The changes were made based on, "market research and valuable feedback from guests and travel partners around the world", which the cruise line claims will add variety in departure ports and itinerary length.

Royal Caribbean trademarks something called a Tracelet

Royal Caribbean filed a trademark for a wearable device that might be part of the cruise line's effort to restart cruises safely.

RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com first reported the discovery that Royal Caribbean had filed a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the term "Tracelet".

The first Royal Caribbean cruises will restart in Singapore in December

Royal Caribbean announced that it will finally be able to restart cruises, beginning with cruises from Singapore in December.

Quantum of the Seas will begin cruises that visit no ports, beginning with a December 1 cruises. Royal Caribbean has 3- and 4-night cruises available to book that are only available to residents of Singapore.

The cruise line has worked for months with the Singapore Government to offer these pilot cruises.

Royal Caribbean cancels all of its November 2020 cruises

Royal Caribbean Group joined the growing list of cruise lines that have cancelled their November 2020 cruises.

Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Cruises all cancelled their November 2020 sailings.

Royal Caribbean Group will be extending the suspension of sailings to include those departing on or before November 30, 2020, excluding sailings from Hong Kong.

Royal Caribbean shuffles its summer 2021 cruise ship schedule

Royal Caribbean has changed its plans for five cruise ships in summer 2021.

The changes for sailings in Europe and the Caribbean, where ships are changing homeports and in some cases, not conducting a transatlantic crossing.

Here is a summary of the changes:

Adventure of the Seas: Previously scheduled to be deployed from Copenhagen and Stockholm, the ship moves to Barcelona instead to sail a mixture of four-and-five-night Mediterranean cruises. Ports of call can include La Spezia and Rome, Italy; Ajaccio, Nice and Marseille, France; and Palma and Ibiza, Spain.

Royal Caribbean adds 36 foot high name to side of its newest cruise ship

Royal Caribbean is going big with the name of its next new cruise ship, Odyssey of the Seas.

All Royal Caribbean ships have their name emblazoned on the side of the bow, but Odyssey of the Seas' name is really big.

Measuring 11.2 meters (36 feet) high, new photos of Odyssey of the Seas show the name on the side of the ship.

Royal Caribbean will use phone app to power new cruise ship health protocols

When Royal Caribbean's cruise ships start sailing again, guests sailing will rely more than ever on the cruise line app.

Royal Caribbean Group emphasized the role its established mobile app will play in cruise ships being a safe place to vacation.

Since the cruise industry shutdown due to the pandemic, Royal Caribbean Group has stated a commitment to exceeding guests’ expectations as well as their standards for health and safety on a cruise.

Royal Caribbean floats out new Wonder of the Seas cruise ship

The construction of Wonder of the Seas, the largest cruise ship ever, hit a significant milestone on Saturday as the ship took to the water for the firs ttime.

Construction on Wonder of the Seas continues as the ship transferred to its outfitting dock at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France on Sept. 5. 

Wonder of the Seas floated

Grandeur of the Seas will stay in Royal Caribbean's fleet

Royal Caribbean announced that Grandeur of the Seas will remain in its fleet instead of being transferred to Pullmantur Cruises.

The cruise line confirmed that previous plans to transfer Grandeur out of the fleet in Spring 2021 have been cancelled, and instead, she will still be sailing with Royal Caribbean.

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