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What completed travel documents do I need to board the ship for my cruise departing from Southampton, England? Are there other important requirements to prepare for boarding day?


Requirements may vary depending on where you are sailing from, please refer to the Getting Ready to Cruise page to see the requirements for specific homeports.

At this time we expect each guest will need to provide the following on arrival at the port:

  • For guests 18 years of age and older, proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 when sailing from Southampton or Cyprus.  For Cruises Departing from the U.S. Seattle or The Bahamas for sailings departing on or before August 1, all Royal Caribbean guests age 16 must provide proof of vaccination. For sailings departing on or after August 1, the age requirement for vaccination will change from 16 to 12 years of age. 
  • Proof of a negative SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test result may be required for entry into the country where you are sailing from (age requirements vary by jurisdiction), it may also be required to board the ship
  • Completed Royal Caribbean Health Questionnaire, available to you in the app 24 hours before sailing
  • Typical travel documents including your passport, or any visas as required by your departure country


Travel requirements are fast evolving and vary depending which port and country you are sailing from. We will communicate with guests in the 30 days before you set sail, to share the latest requirements for your departure port. Make sure you have downloaded the Royal Caribbean app, and updated the contact information in your app profile, so that we know how to reach you.  


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