Itinerary Updates

 

Itinerary Updates


STATEMENT REGARDING U.S. CUBA POLICY CHANGES – 2:30 PM EST. FRIDAY, JUNE 16

Royal Caribbean is pleased there is no impact to any of our cruises to Cuba as announced in the new U.S. policy toward Cuba today. Our guests are already enjoying curated people-to-people experiences under the approved categories of travel.

We will continue to review the full and exact scope of the policy changes and any updated regulations during the implementation period which may take several months.

Our cruises will continue to be delivered in accordance with U.S. to Cuba travel regulations and we will keep our guests and travel partners informed as we get any additional information. Up-to-date information regarding our itineraries to Cuba will continue to be updated here.

Royal Caribbean itineraries visiting Cuba have been very popular with our guests and we look forward to continue sailing to this destination.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do the Cuba travel changes announced by President Trump impact my sailing?
At this time, there is no impact to any of our cruises scheduled to travel to Cuba. Booked and potential guests can continue to cruise with us to Cuba without impact to their cruise vacation.

Is there anything additional I need in preparation for my travel to Cuba?
At this time, requirements to travel to Cuba include a valid passport, acquiring the appropriate visa, and the completion of the Guest Certification for Authorized Travel to Cuba identifying which of the twelve (12) licenses you are traveling under.

Will Royal continue to operate People to People tours?
At this time, we don’t anticipate any changes to our Shore Excursions program.

Will additional documentation be required to go on a Royal Caribbean tour?
At this time, requirements to travel to Cuba include a valid passport, acquiring the appropriate visa, and the completion of the Guest Certification for Authorized Travel to Cuba identifying which of the twelve (12) licenses you are traveling under.

How long after travel do I need to keep this documentation for?
Copy of the certification must be retained for at least 5 years from date of authorized travel.

What if I no longer want to travel to Cuba?
Cruise ship travel is not impacted by the recent announcement. Please contact us to review your options specific to your vacation.

What are the specific requirements to travel to Cuba?
  • US Citizens – visa required to enter Cuba will be facilitated by Royal Caribbean during embarkation at a cost of $75
  • Cuban Americans who left Cuba prior to January 1, 1971 – visa required is HE11 and this must be obtained prior to your cruise
  • Cuban Americans who left Cuba after January 1, 1971 – do not need a visa to travel to Cuba, however will need their Cuban passport and a One-Page Entry Request Application which must be obtained prior to your cruise
  • International travelers – if you are traveling from one of the eighteen countries listed below, you must obtain an A-1 visa prior to your cruise. Countries include: Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen

Where can I find the most updated information regarding travel to Cuba?
Please visit our website www.royalcaribbean.com/UpdatesOnCuba

Will the immigration process and security process in Cuba take more time and delay the start of my tour?
We don’t anticipate any changes to the current immigration process.

Will I be able to exchange money at the pier/terminal in Cuba?
Yes, currency exchange kiosks are available at the Maestra Sierra terminal.
 
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