Last week, the UK’s Foreign Office updated their travel advice effectively banning UK citizens from cruise travel. Previously this was just for the over 70’s. The FCO said that their latest update was due to the ongoing pandemic and is based on medical advice from Public Health England.
We asked Royal Caribbean for their views on this announcement.
Responding, Jonathon Fishman, a spokesperson for Royal Caribbean said: “We are currently laser-focused on additional safety enhancements for our return to service. To develop our future boarding screening process and updated health protocols, we are collaborating with government health authorities, the Cruise Lines International Association, and our own team of medical experts. These are not yet finalised, but when they are, we will be sure to let our guests know.
“We know that our 70+ guests and those with chronic conditions are especially eager to understand what cruising will look like in the future. While subject to change, via the Cruise Lines International Association, we have confirmed that the previous restrictions were lifted in early April after cruise lines suspended service. Please know that every decision we make, and all of the fine-tuning we do, has the well-being of our guests and crew in mind.”