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Royal Caribbean cancels Aussie cruises until at least October

Royal Caribbean International has cancelled four more cruises involving Aussie destinations scheduled to run in 2021.

The line said the cancellations are due to ongoing uncertainty around the opening of international borders, as well as updates to its global return to service and deployment.

While reviewing its upcoming 2021/2022 summer program in Australia, the line opted to axe Quantum of the Seas sailing from Brisbane from October 2021 to April 2022 (inclusive), Ovation of the Seas sailing from Honolulu on 28 September 2021 and from Sydney on 16 October 2021, and Serenade of the Seas sailing from Honolulu on 7 October 2021.

“We know many of our guests look forward to a return to cruising and we are sorry for the disappointment and inconvenience these cancellations may cause,” Royal Caribbean International said in a statement.

“We have contacted impacted guests and travel partners directly to advise them of their options. We are continuing to assess the remainder of our 2021/2022 season and will announce further changes as soon as possible.

“Our focus remains on engaging with federal and state governments to establish a framework and pathway forward for the resumption of cruising in Australia.”


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