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Updated Vaccination Protocol for U.S. and European Cruises


We continue to work with our destination partners to evolve our protocols and align with the broader travel industry, as we transition to the point that everyone can vacation with us.

Starting with September 5th departures, all travelers regardless of vaccination status can cruise on the following itineraries, as long as they meet any testing requirements to board.

  • Cruises from Los Angeles, California. Browse itineraries.
  • Cruises from Galveston, Texas. Browse itineraries.
    (Note: Currently, guests who are 12 and up must be fully vaccinated to go ashore in Grand Cayman. This is done in compliance with local requirements.)
  • Cruises from New Orleans, Louisiana. Browse itineraries.
    (Note: Currently, guests who are 12 and up must be fully vaccinated to go ashore in Grand Cayman. This is done in compliance with local requirements.)
  • Cruises from a European homeport. Browse itineraries.
    (Note: Guests that are not “up to date” on their vaccination per EMA standards will need to take a test onboard in order to get off the ship in Greece and Spain)
Vaccination requirements remain in place until further notice for any homeport not mentioned above. Visit our Getting Ready to Cruise page to view current protocols by homeport.

Other Homeports & Destinations


We are working with local governments in the Eastern Caribbean to align on vaccination requirements for more itineraries. We want to ensure a great experience going ashore at these ports, for guests of any vaccination status, while meeting local health regulations. We’ll have more info in the coming days.

 

 

 

Looking for travel advisories and itinerary modifications? Please visit our Itinerary Updates page.

Healthy Sailing at a Glance

Vaccine Guidance

Travelers of any vaccination status can cruise on select US sailings and all European sailings starting September 5th.

Vaccine Guidance
Travelers of any vaccination status can cruise on select US sailings and all European sailings starting September 5th.

 

Vaccinated Crew

All crew onboard our ships and at our private destinations are fully vaccinated, and boosted once eligible.

Vaccinated Crew
All crew onboard our ships and at our private destinations are fully vaccinated, and boosted once eligible.

Precruise Testing

Vaccinated guests will not need to show a test to board shorter itineraries. See full guidance.

Precruise Testing
Vaccinated guests will not need to show a test to board shorter itineraries. See full guidance.

 

 

 

Mask Guidance

Masks are optional for vaccinated guests and recommended for unvaccinated children. See full guidance.

Mask Guidance
Masks are optional for vaccinated guests and recommended for unvaccinated children. See full guidance.

Flexibility when you need it

Get a 100% refund if anyone in your travel party tests positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of your cruise.*

Flexibility when you need it
Get a 100% refund if anyone in your travel party tests positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of your cruise.*


 

Getting Ready for a Healthy Cruise


 

Healthy Ships, Happy Guests

 

 

Learn more about the ways we keep our ships sparkling clean and healthy: from sanitised surfaces to air filtration to our newly upgraded medical centre.

 

 

Medical Grade Cleaning Standards

Medical Grade Cleaning Standards

Royal Caribbean takes great pride in keeping our ships sparkling clean. Our evolved sanitisation protocols use EPA-certified disinfectants and techniques like electrostatic fogging to clean frequently and consistently. Plus we’ve reduced the need to touch surfaces wherever possible. Find out more about our cleaning protocols here.

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Fresh Filtered Air

100% Fresh, Filtered Air

There's nothing like the fresh air of the open ocean, wherever you are on board. On Royal Caribbean® ships, our HVAC system continuously supplies 100% fresh, filtered air from outdoors to all indoor spaces. You can breathe easy knowing that, thanks to this robust system, the transmission of aerosol particles between spaces (like those from a cough) is extremely low to virtually impossible – as validated in an independent assessment conducted by the University of Nebraska Medical Centre and the National Strategic Research Institute on board a Royal Caribbean ship. Find out more about our air and cleaning protocols here.

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360 Medical Centre

Upgraded Medical Facilities & Expert Care

There’s nothing more important than your health and safety. That’s why we’ve made our high-quality onboard medical care stronger than ever, with more doctors and nurses on each ship and state-of-the-art equipment enhancements. And, in the event of a suspected case of COVID-19, we’re fully prepared with sound care plans, including rapid testing onboard.

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*Last modified April 29, 2022. Subject to change. “Traveling Party” means your family members living with you in the same household and traveling companions assigned to your stateroom on the cruise. Conditioned upon compliance with the RCG COVID-19 Policies and Procedures in effect at the time of the cruise. To qualify for a refund, if your COVID-19 test was administered by a provider other than one retained by Royal Caribbean, you must present your verified positive test result in a form acceptable to Royal Caribbean. Additional terms and conditions apply. See our COVID-19 Refund and Cancellations Policy .

^Last modified May 17, 2022. Subject to change. Please note that homeports may have different local isolation requirements and restrictions. Additional terms and conditions may apply. See our COVID-19 Refund and Cancellations Policy  for details. "Traveling Party" means (1) your family members living with you in the same household and (2) traveling companions assigned to your stateroom on the ship.

 
 
Still have questions about our health & safety standards?
From pre-boarding testing to getting you back home safely, we've got answers.
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions
or call us on 0844 493 5010

 

 

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