Two Royal Caribbean ships, Grandeur of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas, are to be docked in the British Virgin Islands for a 30-day warm lay up ahead of their return to service.
Warm lay up so close to North America means both ships could return to sailings within a matter of days if necessary.
In a press release, Patricia Romney, Director of Operations for Romasco Group, said: “As Agents for Royal Caribbean, we are indeed pleased to have two of its vessels calling in Tortola. We are grateful to the Virgin Islands Government for creating a path to assist our cruise partners during these critical times.”
Hernan Zini, the Vice President of Worldwide Operations for Royal Caribbean Group said: “Royal Caribbean Group is grateful and fortunate to have the government and people of the British Virgin Islands welcome our vessels during the pandemic for lay-up so that critical services can be provided. As we face this challenging time together, our first priority is the health and safety of the communities we visit and our crew members. We all look forward to the day when we can resume sailing and return with our guests to visit the beautiful destination and warm people of the BVI.”