Cozumel, Q.R. — Cozumel mayor Pedro Joaquín Delbouis has announced the return of Royal Caribbean cruises to the island as of June. In a press release, Delbouis said that this return will make them the first in Mexico to reactivate the cruise industry.
He explained that Royal Caribbean will arrive with a new route that will set sail from Nassau, Bahamas. “There have been months of a lot of work. We have spent more than ten months in continuous meetings with Royal Caribbean and their international executives to guarantee a safe return of cruises to Cozumel, both for the travelers and the ship’s crew, as well as for our tourist servers,” said Joaquín Delbouis.
“The crises faced as a result of the covid-19 pandemic have been many. The first was to save the lives of the population, that is, to face the health issue. Now, we have to return the sources of employment to our people and that is our goal. All of our efforts are focused on this,” he added.
He recognized Governor Carlos Joaquín González for his efforts, along with the cruise company representatives, for their constant work throughout these ten months to make the return of cruise ships a reality.
Royal Caribbean International has announced that as of June 12 and into August, it will return to the Caribbean with a new route between the Bahamas and Mexico.
“We are excited to return to Cozumel when Royal Caribbean resumes service in the Caribbean region,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International.
“We have had a long and successful relationship with Mexico and we are grateful for the collaboration and support of Mayor Pedro Joaquín and the government. Our destination communities have been greatly affected by the pandemic and we are committed to working together with local partners to drive more employment opportunities and reignite economic growth in the region,” said Bayley.
On June 12, Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas will set sail from Nassau and make its way to Cozumel. In August, there will be new itineraries that will sail with the entire crew immunized and will be available for adults already vaccinated against Covid-19 and those under 18 years of age with a negative result of SARS-Cov-2.
The announcement came from Royal Caribbean as the CDC continues to block voyages leaving from the U.S.