Royal Caribbean Statement
Royal Caribbean International continues to monitor the ongoing workers strike in Norway, which currently includes the port pilots in Oslo. Local and International Maritime regulations stipulate that all cruise ships must have a pilot onboard in order to enter various ports of call throughout the world. Port pilots are experts in the navigation of the local waters and play a crucial role in entering and departing ports of call.
Since the port pilots in Oslo are on strike, and they are required to be onboard in order for us to enter the port, if the strike continues Vision of the Seas will be unable to dock in Oslo on Sunday, May 27, as originally planned. Because of this, it will be necessary to modify Vision of the Seas’ boarding and debarking process on Sunday. Vision of the Seas will arrive in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Sunday, and guests will be transported to and from Oslo via motor coach.