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Royal Caribbean Has Repatriated 38,000 Crew

Royal Caribbean International has repatriatedabout 40,000 crew, which is approximately 95% of its crew aboard.

The company had taken crew home via its own ships or chartered aircraft. By 15th July 2020, the company expects to have 97% of its crew home.

Royal Caribbean Has Repatriated 38,000 Crew

"No crew left behind," said Vicki Freed, senior vice president.

That would leave Royal Caribbean with around 1,200 crew board its 26 ships, which works out to an average of 46 crew per ship. 

A cold lay-up scenario for a modern cruise ship needs roughly 40 crew aboard to maintain and run necessary equipment.