Royal Caribbean International is adjusting the housekeeping services onboard its fleet. According to different passenger forums on the internet, several ships have seen a reduction in how many times a cabin is serviced per day.
“In an effort to be more sustainable and to align with global hospitality trends, we will be adjusting our stateroom services to one per day,” the company said in a daily cruise program onboard one of the ships that saw the change.
According to the document, passengers are welcome to work with their housekeeping staff to make sure their individual needs are met. It’s understood that guests are able to select whether they prefer morning or evening service in their staterooms.
While most of the cabin categories are set to move to the new service schedule, Junior Suites and above will maintain two services per day, the message added.
The change has been spotted in different ships, including the Quantum of the Seas, the Spectrum of the Seas, the Independence of the Seas, the Ovation of the Seas and the Harmony of the Seas.
It’s currently unknown if the service reduction will be applied to Royal Caribbean’s entire 26-ship fleet.
In 2022, Norwegian Cruise Line also moved its stateroom cleaning services to a once-a-day basis for select cabin categories. According to a letter sent to crew at the time, the change aimed at consolidating crew roles while saving energy and water.
Other cruise lines that have moved to a once-a-day cabin service include Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises and more.