Royal Caribbean Cruises is extending their British Isles season until May 30th, 2018. The extension means that the cruise line will be sailing to Ireland, Scotland, and England for a total of 27 days in 2018.
Royal Caribbean has extended their season in the British Isles. They are now offering a longer period of time for guests to explore the region.
The British Isles sailings onboard Anthem of the Seas have been extended until October 2021, according to Royal Caribbean International.
The Quantum-class yacht has been operating from Southampton, England, since early July, and has welcomed hundreds of UK citizens on board. Eligible foreign passengers will be able to board the ship from Southampton beginning in September.
Off the coast of Southampton, the Anthem of the Seas (Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean)
At ports of call such as Liverpool, England; Belfast, Northern Ireland; and Kirkwall and Glasgow, Scotland, guests on Anthem’s five to seven-night British Isles cruises will encounter the ideal blend of British culture and magnificent natural beauty.
“We are ecstatic with the reaction to our Royal Caribbean vacations from the United Kingdom. Our British Isles itineraries have reached peak guest satisfaction ratings since resuming sailings in early July. The Anthem of the Seas is a fantastic ship that is extremely popular with British passengers.” Royal Caribbean International’s vice president of EMEA, Ben Bouldin, said.
“We applaud the UK government’s recent announcement that it is no longer advising against foreign ship travel. While this is a step forward in the worldwide return of cruises, there are still complications to be navigated when visiting several European ports from the United Kingdom. This, along with the success of our British Isles sailings to far, has led to our decision to expand our sailings across the British Isles, and I’m looking forward to welcoming foreign passengers to enjoy these itineraries beginning in September.”
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Liverpool is a city in England. (Picture credit: Pixabay/wakeyfan)
Sailing with fully vaccinated crew and passengers 18 and older, who must also submit negative test results before boarding, are among Royal Caribbean’s health and safety precautions for these UK trips. Those under the age of 18 are not required to be vaccinated, but if they are, they must provide evidence of vaccination in order to avoid having to follow extra health standards.
All passengers aged 11 and above will be forced to wear masks inside on the ship. Outside, they aren’t needed.
Everyone must buy an excursion via Royal Caribbean at ports of call, and they are not allowed to explore on their own. Each port may have its own set of regulations, such as whether or not passengers are obliged to wear masks.
Anthem of the Seas’ extended UK season is currently accepting reservations.
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