Royal Caribbean Group brand-by-brand reboot update – cruise industry news
The second-largest cruise company in the world, the Royal Caribbean group is set to put all of its brands into service by June. Here is the last one:
Royal Caribbean International
First navigation: A vessel in service; six more to follow from June 12
Ships: Quantum of the Seas in service; Adventure of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, Jewel of the Seas, Serenade of the Seas, Specter of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas will follow
Regions: Currently sailing to Singapore and soon to Bahamas, Europe, Alaska and from Hong Kong
Sailing in Asia since December, Royal Caribbean International will soon reactivate six other ships in several different destinations.
While the Adventure of the Seas welcomes returning passengers to the Bahamas in June, the Anthem of the Seas and Jewel of the Seas are set to sail to Europe in July.
More recently, Royal Caribbean also announced plans to resume service in Alaska from July with two ships departing from Seattle.
A program of short cruises to nowhere from Hong Kong is also reportedly planned.
First navigation: June 5, 2021
Ships: Celebrity Millennium, Celebrity Apex, Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Silhouette, Celebrity Flora, Celebrity Summit, Celebrity Xpedition and Celebrity Xploration
Regions: Caribbean, Mediterranean, United Kingdom, Galapagos and Alaska
Celebrity Cruises could become the first mainstream cruise line to resume service in the United States. The upscale brand recently announced plans to start sailing from Port Everglades on June 26 with the Celebrity Edge built in 2018.
Globally, Celebrity is planning a phased recovery plan. By the summer, the company plans to offer Mediterranean cruises with the new Celebrity Apex; in the Caribbean with the Celebrity Millennium; in the UK with the Celebrity Silhouette; and in Alaska with the Celebrity Summit.
Cruises to the Galapagos are also in the plans, with three ships entering service in the region.
First navigation: Three vessels in service
Ships: Mein Schiff 5, Mein Schiff 2 and Mein Schiff 1
Regions: Currently sailing to the Canaries, Greece and Germany with planned Mediterranean cruises
TUI intends to commission its entire fleet of seven vessels this summer. The German brand currently operates three vessels in different parts of Europe.
After several months of sailing only in the Canary Islands, TUI recently extended its operations to Germany and Greece. A return to the Mediterranean is also planned, with cruises to Spain scheduled to begin in June.
“We assume that we will be able to get all of our ships back into service over the summer and return to our well-known diversity on the roads,” said Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises, in a prepared statement.
First navigation: June 19, 2021
Ships: Silver origin and silver moon
Region: Galapagos and Mediterranean
Silversea Cruises welcomes returning guests in June with the new Silver Origin.
On June 19, the ship built in 2020 will enter service in the Galapagos, sailing with fully vaccinated passengers and crew.
Later in June, Silversea will also offer Mediterranean cruises with another new ship, the Silver Moon.
First navigation: A vessel in service; two more to follow from May 29
Ships: Europa 2 in service; Hanseatic inspiration and Hanseatic nature will follow
Region: Eastern Mediterranean, Northern Europe and Norwegian fjords
Currently sailing in the Eastern Mediterranean with the Europa 2, Hapag-Lloyd plans to reactivate two other vessels in June.
Offering expedition cruises to Northern Europe, the Hanseatic Inspiration is set to restart service on May 29. The Hanseatic Nature, meanwhile, will sail to the Norwegian fjords from June 15th.