Published: December 5, 2020, 2020 - 12:01 AM
December 2, 2020 - Royal Caribbean has officially re-entered cruise operations from Singapore. Royal Caribbean was granted permission in early October by the Singaporean Government to sail cruises to nowhere from the island nation. The cruises are on board their first Quantum Class ship - the Quantum of the Seas. The initial cruise was a 2-day cruise to nowhere. The ship is operating at only 50% capacity and guests are required to wear a tracking device which traces who each guest came in contact with during the cruise. Guests are required to social distance and wear masks. Guests are tested before embarking as well as when they depart the ship. The Quantum of the Seas will continue to sail cruises to nowhere for the next 4 months, carrying only Singaporean residents.
Picture on board the ship, show people social distancing; buffets where the crew is handling utensils and distributing food; Guests social distancing in the show lounge; Movie theater type crowd control to keep people in a single line and dots on the floor as to where people need to stand to maintain adequate distance. Unfortunately the experience looks somewhat rigid but now the new normal for cruising.
Concerning the restart of cruising from United States Ports - Royal Caribbean has just announced another extension of the pause. Royal Caribbean has suspended most global sailings through February 28, 2021; Australia sailings suspended through April 30, 2021; China sailings suspended through January 20, 2021; Check back for updates.
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