Connect with us


Royal Caribbean Cancels Cruises to Avoid Coronavirus Outbreak



Royal Caribbean International announced Thursday it had canceled 18 cruises in Southeast Asia as a result of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

According to, Royal Caribbean officials revealed the 18 canceled cruises would result in a drop of 65 cents per share as part of the cruise line’s full-year earnings. If the company cancels its remaining sailings in Asia through the end of April, the earnings per share will drop by another 55 cents in 2020.

Trending Now

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats.

Royal Caribbean recently revealed its 2020 adjusted earnings forecast, but the viral outbreak which originated in China’s Hubei province will impact the bottom line. As a result, the cruise line’s stock prices dropped, dragging down other companies like Carnival Corporation and Norwegian Cruise Line.

In total, the coronavirus has killed more than 1,300 people and impacted the travel industry with restrictions and cancellations throughout Southeast Asia.

Carnival also announced earlier this week it had suspended cruise operations at ports in China

Last week, Norwegian Cruise Line canceled all Asia-bound sailings aboard Norwegian Spirit from April 15 through December 7 due to growing concerns regarding coronavirus.

In addition, Holland America’s MS Westerdam was finally able to anchor in Cambodia Friday after being blocked from docking at several ports in Asia due to concerns about the viral outbreak.

Comments & Discussion


Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Resumes Sailings Mother’s Day Weekend



Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line announced today that it’s extending the suspension of all sailings through May 6, 2020, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Its ship, the Grand Celebration, is now scheduled to resume operations on Friday, May 8, 2020, with the expectation that it will be able to welcome passengers aboard just in time to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend.

Oneil Khosa, CEO of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, stated, “At Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, the wellbeing of our passengers and crew is always our top priority. While we understand that this news is disappointing for many of our valued guests, we believe that further suspension is necessary to ensure their continued safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are in communication with all guests booked on a canceled sailing, as well as with our travel advisor partners, and we are offering a 125-percent Future Cruise Credit for all guests booked on a canceled sailing. We wish everyone the very best at this time and look forward to providing you a better way to getaway again soon.”

The Caribbean carrier’s updated “Sail with Ease” policy automatically issues a 125-percent Future Cruise Credit for guests who have two-night cruise and ‘Cruise & Stay’ bookings that need to be canceled due to the extended COVID-19-related suspension. Affected guests need only call customer service at (800) 374-4363 to transfer their booking to any future sailing date through December 31, 2021.

While the cruise line is encouraging guests to opt for the incentivized Future Cruise Credit, those who would prefer their money back are entitled to receive a 100-percent refund of the two-night cruise or ‘Cruise & Stay’ package price, including taxes, fees, charges and any pre-paid amenity or package.

For more information, visit

This post was published by our news partner: | Article Source

Comments & Discussion

Continue Reading

latest episode


Jet Set on TheGo!

Travel News & Exclusive Deals delivered right to your inbox weekly!
* indicates required