Royal Caribbean cancels additional trip from Port Canaveral due to COVID-19 concerns – WFTV


PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – COVID-19 has caused another cruise cancellation from Port Canaveral.

Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas ship informed passengers on Friday that a two-day cruise to its private island in the Bahamas will not take place next weekend.

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The ship was originally scheduled to depart on a charter cruise on Friday, but that trip was canceled earlier this week.

Independence of the Seas returned to Port Canaveral on Friday to allow passengers to disembark. It will be weeks before new passengers can board the ship.

On Wednesday, Channel 9 reported that Royal Caribbean had canceled two charter cruises aboard the Independence of the Seas scheduled for January.

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This afternoon, guests were notified by email of another trip that was to navigate between these two chartered excursions.

The company said: “Due to current COVID-related circumstances, Royal Caribbean International is canceling the 2-night sailing on January 22, 2022 aboard Independence of the Seas.”

In addition to the apology, Royal Caribbean is offering passengers who planned to cruise Independence of the Seas next weekend a full refund or 125% credit toward a future cruise.

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Royal Caribbean also announced several other cancellations and delayed restarts on Friday, but none of the ships are based in Port Canaveral.

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