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FDA-approved acupressure wristbands and various over-the-counter medications and natural treatments can help prevent seasickness, and should be used before you start to feel ill. Consult your physician before choosing to use either.  Your location on...
Should you get sick onboard, you will need to go to the medical facilities. The doctor will diagnose the illness and advise accordingly.  Guests treated on board may request copies of their medical records by faxing a completed request form to 786-26...
We have a minimum of one fully licensed doctor, and a minimum of two licensed nurses onboard every ship. Every Royal Caribbean ship offers limited professional medical services through licensed (international or domestic) physicians and nurses. All R...
In order to ensure the safe disposal of sharp items such as needles, syringes, lancets or other sharp objects while onboard, our Stateroom attendants have access to sharps containers, which can be provided to you to keep in your stateroom. 
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. policy regarding pregnancy is derived from the Cruise Lines International Association endorsement of the American College of Emergency Physicians Health Care Guidelines for Cruise Ship Medical Facilities, which can be fou...
Yes. All drinking water is either distilled from seawater or loaded onboard while the ship is in port. Royal Caribbean adheres to Vessel Sanitation Program standards published by the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS). The USPHS conducts inspections ...
The number of life-saving crafts varies on each class of ship. All of our ships have sufficient survival craft for everyone on board, plus additional capacity in reserve, per regulatory requirements.
We make every effort to accommodate our guests' dietary requirements whenever possible. We can accommodate dietary needs such as: Food allergies, Gluten-free, Kosher, Low-fat, and Low-sodium. A variety of vegetarian Meals are available on all menus i...
A muster drill is a mandatory exercise with the objective to familiarize all guests and crew with the location (muster station) where they are to assemble in the unlikely event of an emergency. During this drill, additional safety information (i.e., ...
The pre-departure assembly muster drill is a coast guard regulatory requirement and all guests must attend even if they have sailed previously. If you have a medical condition that impacts your ability to stand please let our crewmembers know and the...
The International Convention of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulatory guidelines require that a muster drill be held within 24 hours of a ship's departure from its embarkation port. The muster drill for guests on all ships across our fleet is to b...
Guests should not bring life jackets to the muster drill. Our procedures direct guests to proceed directly to their muster stations in the unlikely event of an emergency and upon hearing the emergency signal. This reduces the chance for cross-traffic...
Announcements for the guest assembly drill are made in English, or the official language of the vessel. The announcements are made in additional core languages when we have large numbers of guests onboard who do not speak English. On some sailings, a...
We have a minimum of one fully licensed physician, and a minimum of two licensed nurses onboard every ship.
If you are dependent on oxygen or require oxygen therapy, you must supply your own oxygen, and meet certain requirements prior to boarding the ship. Please contact our Access Department at 866-592-7225 for additional information.   Guests taking an o...
If the main electrical power source is lost, we have plans for a contingency and we move to using the emergency generators.  These are typically located on the upper decks and they have their own fuel supply and are completely independent. The genera...
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is committed to the safety and health of our guests and crew. We are closely monitoring the Zika virus situation and are aware that the CDC has issued a travel alert for certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ...

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