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Entire Royal Caribbean fleet will be cruising by spring 2022

Flush from its successful U.S. cruise restart, Royal Caribbean has announced that all of its 26 ships will be sailing with passengers by spring 2022. Yesterday, the line revealed return-to-cruise plans for 13 ships, including fan-favorite Oasis of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean requires negative Covid test for cruises 5-night or longer

Royal Caribbean has added a new requirement for passengers to bring a negative Covid-19 test result to the cruise terminal on U.S. cruises longer at least 5-nights in length.

Regardless of vaccination status, all guests over the age of 2 sailing with Royal Caribbean for all sailings five nights or longer will need to bring provide proof of negative COVID-19 test at embarkation.

The cruise line will accept a PCR or antigen test.

Royal Caribbean begins cruises to Alaska again for first time since 2019

The first cruise ship with paying passengers is sailing to Alaska again.

Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas departed Seattle on Monday to begin a 7-night cruise to Alaska, marking the return of cruise ships.

Like the rest of the world, cruises have been shutdown to Alaska, but Alaska's economy relies on cruise ships far more than other traditional cruise destinations.

Royal Caribbean extends cruise season in Singapore for third time

Australia's continuing ban on cruise ships means the longest ever deployment for a Royal Caribbean ship in Singapore.

Royal Caribbean International today announced the extension of the Singapore season for Quantum of the Seas through February 2022. 

This is the third time Quantum has had her season season extended since initially arriving in December 2020.

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First ship departs U.S. homeport after fulfilling CDC test cruise requirement

Freedom of the Seas departed Miami on Friday, July 2, marking two milestones. It’s the first Royal Caribbean cruise ship to set sail from a U.S. homeport since the CDC issued its pandemic no sail order. It’s also the first U.S.-based ship to get approval to sail with unvaccinated passengers after complying with the CDC’s simulated voyage requirement.

World's largest cruise ships get approval from CDC for test cruises

Royal Caribbean announced on Thursday two of its largest ships will begin test cruises this summer.

Two Oasis Class cruise ships have been confirmed for test sailings by the cruise line's CEO.

Michael Bayley, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, announced the news that its test cruises are approved for Allure of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas.

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CDC approves first Royal Caribbean cruise ship to start test cruises with volunteer passengers

The news the cruise industry has been waiting for is here!

Royal Caribbean announced on Tuesday it has received permission from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct test cruises with volunteer passengers.

The lucky ship is Freedom of the Seas, which can begin her test cruises on June 20, 2021.

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Royal Caribbean asks CDC to begin test cruises

Royal Caribbean has submitted a proposal so that it can begin an official test cruise from the United States.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires all cruise lines to conduct test cruises in order to gain approval to sail from the United States, although test cruises can be skipped if a ship opts to require 95% of its passengers and 98% of its crew members to be fully vaccinated.

Royal Caribbean International CEO Michael Bayley confirmed his cruise line has submitted an application to start test cruises.

Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises announce 2021 Alaska cruises

Cruise ships are headed back to Alaska.

Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises both announced ships that will sail to Alaska in summer 2021.

The news comes right after legislation was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to allow cruise ships to sail to Alaska without having to stop in Canada.

Royal Caribbean announces Alaska 2022 cruises | Cruise.Blog

Royal Caribbean Crown and Anchor Society Loyalty Program Levels and Perks

Crown and Anchor, Royal Caribbean's loyalty program, rewards cruisers for staying "loyal to Royal."

As a first-timer with the line, you will be automatically enrolled in the Crown and Anchor Society program. There are six levels, and you will receive credit for each day you sail. As you accumulate days, you'll move up the ranks and be eligible for a number of perks, including free cruises.

Here, we break down what you need to know in terms of tiers, what it will take to achieve status with each one and what you'll receive when you get there.

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