Cruise News Today — January 10, 2022 [VIDEO]

Royal Caribbean Cancels Cruises on Four Ships

Royal Caribbean has canceled cruises on four ships due to what it’s calling “ongoing COVID-related circumstances.”

Jewel of the Seas sailings are canceled from now through February 12, and the ship is scheduled to restart on February 20. Serenade of the Seas is canceled through March 5, set to resume on April 26 after a dry dock. Symphony of the Seas has suspended service through January 22, and is set to return on January 29.

Vision of the Seas has not yet reentered service since the 2020 shutdown, and was scheduled to restart on January 24. Its restart has been pushed back to mid-February.

Those who were booked on affected cruises can choose between a 125 percent future cruise credit or full refund.

STORY: Royal Caribbean Cancels More Cruises in 2022

Carnival Alters Panama Canal Cruise Itinerary

On Saturday, Carnival sent a letter to guests booked on Sunday’s sailing of Carnival Legend saying the 14 night Panama Canal cruise has been shortened to a 10 night Caribbean cruise.

In a letter to booked guests, “Given the rapidly evolving COVID-related circumstances around the world,” the letter explains, “and in an abundance of caution, it will be necessary to modify the itinerary of your cruise. The voyage will now operate as a 10-day cruise returning to Baltimore 4 days early on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

Guests onboard received $300 in onboard, a prorated refund of $245, and a 25 percent FCC.

STORY: Carnival Shortens Panama Canal Cruise, Cites Omicron Concerns

Carnival Notes How Well Its Protocols Are Working

In a letter sent to passengers with cruises set to sail between now and January 31, 2022, Carnival Cruise Line not only reiterated the health and safety protocols currently in place, but also took a moment to point out how well they’re working.

Carnival says that in December, 217,000 passengers sailed on their various ships, and that the company “did not encounter any serious guest cases on board that required medical attention.”

The letter also provided a link that allows guests to cancel any sailing through January 31.

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