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We are committed to your peace of mind — both through science-backed protocols designed to keep you healthy, and the flexibility to cancel your plans if you need.

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

Healthy Sailing at a Glance

Vaccinated guests

All guests age 12 and up are fully vaccinated. Booster doses, though not required, are strongly recommended once you are eligible.

Vaccinated guests
All guests age 12 and up are fully vaccinated. Booster doses, though not required, are strongly recommended once you are eligible.

 

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.

Testing for all

All guests 2 and up take a COVID-19 test before sailing. All crew are tested regularly per CDC guidelines.

Testing for all
All guests 2 and up take a COVID-19 test before sailing. All crew are tested regularly per CDC guidelines.

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.*

We'll get you home

We'll take care of any costs related to your medical care onboard, and assist you with travel home.^

We'll get you home

We'll take care of any costs related to your medical care onboard, and assist you with travel home.^


 

Getting Ready for a Healthy Cruise

 

Protocols vary by ship and destination. To see details for your cruise, select your departure port at the Getting Ready to Cruise hub.

 



Your Top 5 Questions Answered

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Healthy Ships, Happy Guests

 

 

Learn more about the ways we keep our ships sparkling clean and healthy, from sanitized surfaces to air filtration to our newly upgraded medical center.

 

 

Medical Grade Cleaning Standards

Medical Grade Cleaning Standards

Royal Caribbean takes great pride in keeping our ships sparkling clean. Our evolved sanitization 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. Learn 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 Center and the National Strategic Research Institute on board a Royal Caribbean ship. Learn more about our air and cleaning protocols here.

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360 Medical Center

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 1, 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 and your Cruise Ticket Contract for details.

^Last modified April 29, 2022. Subject to change. Royal Caribbean will coordinate and assist with the costs of shoreside accommodations for isolation for guests who have fully complied with all Royal Caribbean International and Royal Caribbean Group COVID-19 Policies and Procedures in effect at the time of voyage. 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  and your Cruise Ticket Contract 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. Our CareTeam will assist with daily wellbeing check-ins, and support to reschedule return travel home.

 
 
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 at 800-256-6649

 

 

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