Royal Caribbean hopes to resume cruises as soon as August, but the CEO says only if it's safe

Royal Caribbean hopes to resume cruises as soon as August, but the CEO says only if it's safe

Economy, Travel

5/22/2020 7:15:00 AM

Royal Caribbean hopes to resume cruises as soon as August, but the CEO says only if it's safe

'We won't come back until we're sure we have done everything we can to work to protect the safety of our guests and crew,' Royal Caribbean's Richard Fain told CNBC.

Among the changes under discussion are doctors' notes for passengers above the age of 70 to ensure"Expect to see no buffet food, empty seats in the show lounge, distance between lounge chairs and significantly reduced spa services," Monty Mathisen, managing editor of the Cruise Industry News trade publication, told CNBC.

The Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Anthem of the Seas is docked at Cape Liberty port on February 7, 2020 in Bayonne, New Jersey.When the industry suspended sailing operations in mid-March, many ports denied entry to cruise lines that pleaded for entry so they could transport, in some cases, sick passengers to land.

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That sounds like a horrible idea. You better have your affairs in order before boarding.. Open and sail if restaurants and hotels are open? Why not. Third world country craves that revenue Fantastic company.... Stock is a third of its original value C’mon, how much washy-washy do you really think it'll take for it to be ”safe?” Or will profits override safety as its done oh so many times before.

Of course he says that. Why wouldn't he say that? A lot of seniors are ready to take their dreamy cruises to their eternity. When have they ever been safe? Translation: Only if we have enough bookings. Wasn't a big fan of cruises before...and the pandemic has reinforced that. Verdict: “It will be safe” ~ RC CEO, probably

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