Cruise Radio News Briefs — May 24, 2021 [VIDEO]

Royal Caribbean Submits Restart Plans

On Friday, Royal Caribbean submitted restarts plan to the CDC. 

President Michael Bailey posted on Facebook, in part: “Yesterday Royal Caribbean submitted the first of several port/health plans to the CDC which are required to receive approval for the simulated voyages which are required to precede approval for regular cruises.”

Now, the line waits for CDC approval. Also on Friday, Royal Caribbean Group announced it would be sailing three ships to Alaska this year: Serenade of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas, and Celebrity Summit. 

Serenade of the Seas was in Miami on Sunday to vaccinate over 200 crew members. 

Carnival Ships Begin Livery Updates

We are now seeing what the older Carnival Cruise Line ships will look like with the new red, white, and blue livery. 

Carnival Magic is currently in a shipyard in Marseille, France getting a fresh coat of paint and some general maintenance. The dry dock is scheduled to be completed today.

Next up will be Carnival Glory in June.

STORY: First Look: Carnival Magic Debuts Her Brand New Makeover

Symphony of the Seas Enters Dry Dock

Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas entered dry dock in Cadiz, Spain last week for general maintenance and work. At over 228,000 gross registered tons, she is the largest cruise ship in the world by gross tonnage.

Once cruises resumes in the United States, Symphony will sail Caribbean voyages from PortMiami’s Terminal A.

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