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    YOUR CLIENTS’ HEALTH
    IS OUR TOP PRIORITY

A lot has changed, but some things are still the same — your health and safety remain our top priority.

As we return to sea, your clients health and safety remains our top priority. We’ve partnered with expert medical and scientific minds to guide us in the development of comprehensive protocols to protect your clients and the ones they love. And we’re working with local health authorities in our homeport countries to ensure our guests meet current inbound travel requirements. We’re continually evaluating these protocols and will make updates as public health standards evolve.

As we continue working on our Royal Comeback, we will continue to update you as we announce additional ships returning to service.

Your Client’s Health is our top priority

Times Change, So Do Our Protocols.

We’re continually evaluating these protocols and will make updates as public health standards evolve. Booked guests will be advised of the latest requirements within 30 days of sailing.

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GETTING READY TO CRUISE FROM U.S. HOMEPORTS

Valid through September 30, 2022 

Here are the latest protocols for our guests sailing from the U.S., which we will continue to update as public health situations evolve. Your booked clients will be provided the latest full details prior to sailing.

Guests traveling into the U.S. from another country should be sure to look into any requirements your own home country may have for exiting or re-entering its borders.

ALERT: The U.S. CDC will no longer require air passengers traveling from a foreign country into the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight. This will make travel easier for our U.S. guests returning from cruises outside the country, and international guests cruising from U.S. homeports. All other testing requirements for cruise travel remain in place at this time.

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  • Vaccination Requirement

    • All Royal Caribbean guests age 12 and older must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with the final dose administered at least 14 days before sailing.
    • Children age 11 and under do not require COVID-19 vaccination to cruise. However, kids age 5 to 11 who have been vaccinated may present proof of full vaccination and follow the protocols for vaccinated guests. If cruising with an unvaccinated child, there are some specific health protocols they will need to be aware of.  
    • Each guest’s regimen must include at least two doses of vaccine unless the guest received the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This guidance is per the U.S. CDC, and no exceptions will be made, even if the guest’s resident country has authorized a single-shot regimen for a two dose vaccine.
    • Royal Caribbean will not accept a Certificate of Recovery in lieu of vaccination record card for guests of vaccine eligible age. 
    • All crew onboard the ship and at our private destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay, are fully vaccinated.

  • Testing Requirements

    All Guests: Required Pre-Cruise Testing

    Before arriving on boarding day, you’ll need to take a COVID-19 test on your own, at your own expense, to meet U.S. CDC boarding requirements.

    • Vaccinated guests must show a negative result for a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 2 days before boarding day. NOTE: Kids age 5 to 11 who have been vaccinated may present proof of full vaccination and follow the testing protocols for vaccinated guests.
    • Unvaccinated kids must show a negative test result for a PCR test (not antigen) taken no more than 3 days before boarding day.
    • Unvaccinated kids’ pre-cruise test cannot be taken on boarding day, because that may affect the sample taken during the kids’ test at the terminal.
    • Guests under 2 years of age do not need to complete a pre-cruise test.

    Unvaccinated Kids Age 2-11: Additional Testing

    In addition to the pre-cruise test, unvaccinated kids will take one or two more tests, depending on the length of the cruise. Royal Caribbean’s test provider will administer these, at no cost to our guests.

    At the Terminal
    Unvaccinated kids will take a complimentary test when checking in at the terminal. Registration details will be sent via email in advance.

    Prior to Disembarking
    For cruises that are 5 nights or longer, unvaccinated kids will take a complimentary antigen test onboard before the cruise ends. Guests will be notified onboard about how to register for this test.

    Guests under 2 years of age will not be tested.

    Sailings longer than 10 nights may have additional onboard testing requirements.

  • Travel Documents Checklist

    Your clients will need to have the following documents when you arrive to board the ship.

    • A Passport Book or Passport Card, valid for at least six months after your cruise, is strongly recommended. If you do not have a Passport, you may present a state-certified U.S. Birth Certificate (not a “baby feet” hospital certificate or baptismal paper). Guests age 16 and older that present a Birth Certificate will also need to provide a valid Driver’s License or picture ID issued by the government. 
    • COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card with the final dose of your vaccine administered at least 14 days before sailing. This is a requirement for all guests age 12 and older. Kids age 5 to 11 who have been fully vaccinated may present proof of vaccination and follow the protocols for vaccinated guests.  
    • COVID-19 Test Result: See details in the Testing Requirement section above. 
    • Health Questionnaire to be completed on our Royal Caribbean App the day before you board. 

  • Onboard the Ship

    Mask Guidance

    • Masks are optional for vaccinated guests and recommended for unvaccinated children while onboard. Some destinations we visit may require masks. Guests under 2 years old don’t need to wear a mask. These protocols are subject to change. 

    Dining

    • In the Main Dining Room, vaccinated guests may dine with other vaccinated guests outside their travel party. Parties that include unvaccinated kids will be assigned a table of their own.
    • If your clients prefer a buffet, Windjammer will be open to everyone for breakfast and lunch, and the food will be served by our crew.
    • We recommend that your clients make dining reservations via Cruise Planner before their cruise or using the Royal Caribbean app onboard.
    • Tables and chairs in all dining areas are sanitized frequently.

    Adventure Ocean Youth Program Reservations

    • Our award-winning Adventure Ocean youth program is looking forward to welcoming your clients’ young explorers. In order to plan for a healthy experience for every child, spaces are cleaned and sanitized frequently. We ask that your clients make a reservation before bringing your child to Adventure Ocean on days the ship is in port — just stop by Adventure Ocean on boarding day to reserve time, or throughout your cruise.

  • Going Ashore

    Requirements for Going Ashore

    Beginning March 18, 2022, guests can visit most ports of call freely, regardless of vaccination status.  

    A couple ports currently require guests to book a shore excursion to go ashore. These tours are available at a variety of price points and may be purchased in advance on Cruise Planner or once onboard using the Royal Caribbean App.  

    Ports of call excluded, which will require a tour to go ashore regardless of vaccination status, are Barbados, Falmouth, St. Lucia, Dominica, St. Vincent. For guests visiting Belize, a tour is required only for parties with unvaccinated kids – vaccinated parties can visit Belize freely.

    Requirements for going ashore are subject to change as circumstances evolve, and we will continue to update booked guests of any requirements for their upcoming cruise. 

    COVID-19 ASSISTANCE:

    Vaccinated guests and children not yet eligible to be vaccinated who are sailing on or before September 30, 2022 will have the following COVID-19 Assistance at no extra charge.

    • 100% cruise fare refund for the guest, and their Travelling Party, if any of them tests positive for COVID-19 within 10 days prior to the cruise or at the boarding terminal, for cruises departing on or before April 30, 2023.​
    • Pro-rated cruise fare refund if the cruise is cut short for reasons related to COVID-19, for cruises departing on or before September 30, 2022.​
    • If a guest tests positive for COVID-19 during the cruise, Royal Caribbean will cover the costs of COVID-19 related medical treatment onboard and provide assistance with any required land-based quarantine, or travel home for the guest and their Traveling Party, for cruises departing on or before September 30, 2022.

     

GETTING READY TO CRUISE TO ALASKA

Valid through September 30, 2022 

Here are the latest protocols for our guests cruising Alaska from the U.S. & Vancouver. Due to the fluidity of this situation, our protocols are subject to change and we are committed to keeping you informed if they do. Future protocols may require boosters, lowered vaccination ages, and changes to testing. Whenever possible we will provide prior notice for any changes. Just the same, we’ll let you know if any requirements are reduced or eliminated.

ALERT: The U.S. CDC will no longer require air passengers traveling from a foreign country into the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight. This will make travel easier for our U.S. guests returning from cruises outside the country, and international guests cruising from U.S. homeports. All other testing requirements for cruise travel remain in place at this time.

  • Vaccination Requirement

    All Royal Caribbean guests age 12 and older must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with the final dose administered at least 14 days before sailing.  

    Children age 11 and under do not require COVID-19 vaccination to cruise. However, kids age 5 to 11 who have been vaccinated may present proof of full vaccination and follow the protocols for vaccinated guests. If you are cruising with an unvaccinated child, there are some specific health protocols you will need to be aware of.  

    Each guest’s regimen must include at least two doses of vaccine unless the guest received the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This is per U.S. CDC guidance, and no exceptions will be made, even if the guest’s resident country has authorized a single-shot regimen for a two dose vaccine.  

    Royal Caribbean will not accept a Certificate of Recovery in lieu of a vaccination record card for guests of vaccine eligible age. 

    All crew onboard the ship and at our private destinations are fully vaccinated and receive a booster dose as they become eligible.  

  • Testing Requirements

    All Guests: Required Pre-Cruise Testing

    Before arriving on boarding day, you’ll need to take a COVID-19 test on your own, at your own expense, to meet boarding requirements in line with U.S. CDC guidance.

    • Vaccinated guests must show a negative result for a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 2 days before boarding day. Kids age 5 to 11 who have been vaccinated may present proof of full vaccination and follow the testing protocols for vaccinated guests.
    • Unvaccinated kids age 2 to 11 must show a negative test result for a PCR test (not antigen) taken no more than 3 days before boarding day.
    • Unvaccinated kids’ pre-cruise test cannot be taken on boarding day, because that may affect the sample taken during the kids’ test at the terminal.
    • Guests under 2 years of age do not need to complete a pre-cruise test.

    Unvaccinated Kids: Additional Testing

    In addition to the pre-cruise test, unvaccinated kids will take two more tests, depending on the length of the cruise. Royal Caribbean’s test provider will administer these, at no cost to our guests.

    At the Terminal

    For all cruises, unvaccinated kids age 2 – 11 will take a complimentary test when checking in at the terminal. Registration details will be sent via email in advance.

    Prior to Disembarking

    • For sailings debarking in Vancouver, British Columbia, unvaccinated guests age 5 – 11 will take a complimentary antigen test onboard no more than 1 day before arrival to Canada.

    Guests under 2 years of age will not be tested.

    Learn more about the different options available to you for completing your pre-cruise test

     

    Cruisetour Guests: Required Pre-Tour Testing

    Royal Caribbean Cruisetour guests participating in a Southbound Cruisetour from Seward, Alaska will need to take a COVID-19 test on your own, at your own expense, before the land-tour portion of your Cruisetour.

    Vaccinated guests must show a negative result for a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 2 days before the day the land tour starts. Kids age 5 to 11 who have been vaccinated may present proof of full vaccination and follow the testing protocols for vaccinated guests.

    Unvaccinated kids age 2 to 11 must show a negative test result for a PCR test (not antigen) taken no more than 3 days before the day the land tour starts.

    Guests under 2 years of age do not need to complete a pre-Cruisetour test.

     

    Cruisetour guests will also need to complete the pre-cruise testing to board the ship in addition to the pre-tour testing. Vaccinated guests are advised to bring an eMed test kit with them on their Cruisetour to meet the pre-cruise testing requirement. For vaccinated guests without a test kit or unvaccinated kids age 2-11 in need of a PCR test, a testing provider in Anchorage will be available to test guests at their own expense. Details on how to register for testing in Anchorage will be provided by your Cruisetour guide.

  • Travel Documents Checklist

    You’ll need to have the following documents when you arrive to board the ship.

    • A Passport Book or Passport Card, valid for at least six months after your cruise, is required for U.S. citizens. International guests will need a passport book, valid for at least six months after your cruise.
    • COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card with the final dose of your vaccine administered at least 14 days before sailing. This is a requirement for all guests age 12 and older. Kids age 5 to 11 who have been fully vaccinated may present proof of vaccination and follow the protocols for vaccinated guests.
    • COVID-19 Test Result: See details in the Testing Requirement section above.
    • Health Questionnaire to be completed on our Royal Caribbean App the day before you board.
    • ArriveCAN: All guests – including Canadians – or their legal guardians, must submit the mandatory travel information required by the Canadian government prior to boarding the cruise ship. Guests can complete the form on the ArriveCAN website or via the app available in the AppStore or on Google Play. Once complete you’ll need to print or show the QR code provided at boarding. Learn more about Canada arrival requirements.

  • Onboard the Ship

    Mask Guidance 
    Masks are optional for fully vaccinated guests. We expect unvaccinated children to continue wearing masks indoors and in crowded settings. Masks are required for all children age 2 years and older while at the Adventure Ocean youth program. Guests under 2 years do not have to wear a mask at any time.

    Dining
    In the Main Dining Room, vaccinated guests may dine with other vaccinated guests outside their travel party. Parties that include unvaccinated kids will be assigned a table of their own. We recommend that guests make dining reservations via Cruise Planner before their cruise or using the Royal Caribbean app onboard. Tables and chairs in all dining areas are sanitized frequently.

    Adventure Ocean Youth Program Reservations

    Our award-winning Adventure Ocean youth program is looking forward to welcoming your young explorers. In order to plan for a healthy experience for every child, spaces are cleaned and sanitized frequently. We ask that guests make a reservation before bringing children to Adventure Ocean on days the ship is in port — just stop by Adventure Ocean on boarding day to reserve time, or throughout the cruise.

  • Going Ashore

    Guests can visit ports of call in Alaska freely, regardless of vaccination status. We are working closely with local government and health authorities to finalize protocols and requirements, if any, for going ashore in Canadian ports of call. Booked guests will be advised on policies for going ashore in Canada once available. For those interested in purchasing a shore excursion tour, these are available at a variety of price points and may be purchased in advance on Cruise Planner or once onboard using the Royal Caribbean App.

     

    For more details on specific requirements by port, please visit our Going Ashore FAQs

GETTING READY TO CRUISE TO BERMUDA

Valid through September 30, 2022 

Here are the latest protocols for U.S. departures that visit Bermuda. Due to the fluidity of this situation, our protocols are subject to change and we are committed to keeping you informed if they do. Future protocols may require boosters, lowered vaccination ages, and changes to testing. Whenever possible we will provide prior notice for any changes. Just the same, we’ll let you know if any requirements are reduced or eliminated.

  • Vaccine Requirement

    All guests 12 years and older must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before sailing. Children aged 5 to 11 years are not required to be vaccinated. However, as they are eligible for vaccination, we recommend they receive their vaccine before sailing. Children with one dose of a two-dose vaccine do not count as fully vaccinated for the purpose of our sailing.

    Updated Vaccination Requirement
    For guests on cruises that visit Bermuda, note that the local government does not recognize Novovax or Covaxin as approved vaccines.

    • On sailings where Bermuda is one of many ports of call, guests with these vaccines will be able to sail, but will be unable to disembark in Bermuda.
    • On sailings where Bermuda is the only port of call, unfortunately, guests with these vaccines will be denied boarding. If this update changes your eligibility to sail, please contact us directly at 954-628-9290 or 1 (800) 256-6649 for assistance.

  • Testing Requirement

    Pre-Cruise: All guests 2 years and older must present a negative COVID-19 test result.

    • Vaccinated guests: PCR or antigen test must be taken no more than 2 days prior to sailing.
    • Unvaccinated children ages 2 to 11: PCR test must be taken no more than 3 days prior to sailing — but not on boarding day. Antigen tests are not accepted for unvaccinated guests.
    • No testing is required for guests under age 2.

    Pre-cruise testing costs and scheduling are the guest’s responsibility.

    Certificate of Recovery: Instead of a negative pre-cruise test, a Certificate of Recovery and a positive PCR test taken between 11-90 days prior to our sail date can be provided to sail with us. Please note: we will not accept a Certificate of Recovery in the place of a vaccination record. Additionally, some ports of call do not accept Certificates of Recovery for the purposes of debarking and enjoying the destination.

    Embarkation Day: Unvaccinated guests ages 2 to 11 years will take a complimentary antigen test for COVID-19 during check-in. Registration details will be sent via email in advance.

    Onboard: On select sailings where Bermuda is at the end of our itinerary, all guests ages 2 and older will take an antigen test 48 hours prior to visiting Bermuda.

    For sailings that are 5 nights or longer, unvaccinated guests ages 2 to 11 years will take a complimentary antigen test prior to debark. Sailings longer than 10 nights may have additional onboard testing requirements. Registration details will be provided onboard.

  • Travel Documents Checklist

    • Passport Book or Passport Card, valid for at least six months after the cruise, is recommended.
      • No Passport? Bring a state-certified U.S. Birth Certificate + a valid Driver’s License or picture ID issued by the government for age 16 and older.
      • If your name doesn’t match, bridging documents are required, like a Marriage Certificate.
    • COVID-19 vaccination proof required for all guests 12 years and older, such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID-19 vaccination record card. Kids age 5 to 11 who have been vaccinated may present proof of full vaccination and follow the testing protocols for vaccinated guests.
    • A negative test result for COVID-19 printed or shown on your phone (not a doctor’s note).
    • Bermuda Travel Authorization required for each guest 2 and older at $40 per person. Apply here.
      • REMINDER: All guests 2 and older must apply for the Bermuda Travel Authorization to enter the country. Applications can be purchased for $40 as early as one month before travel here. This Travel Authorization is required regardless of whether you will be disembarking in Bermuda and must be presented on boarding day at check-in.
    • International guests must check their visa/ESTA requirements before traveling.

  • Onboard the Ship

    Mask Guidance
    Masks are optional for vaccinated guests and are expected for unvaccinated children. Masks will be required in Adventure Ocean, in the terminal, and may be required at various destinations. Guests under 2 years old don’t need a mask.

    Dining
    Visit Cruise Planner to make reservations before the cruise or the Royal Caribbean app while onboard.

    Other Venues
    Previous venue restrictions based on vaccination status have been lifted. Guests can feel free to enjoy our theater, spa and gym!

  • Healthy Shore Excursions

    All guests, regardless of vaccination status, may visit most ports freely or book a shore excursion. A few ports still require an excursion to go ashore, regardless of your vaccination status.

    All guests going ashore must still follow local health and safety guidance when visiting each port of call. Unvaccinated children should expect to wear their masks while ashore, avoid crowded areas, and maintain physical distance whenever possible.

    Local tours booked through Royal Caribbean follow our health guidance and are available at a variety of prices.

GETTING READY TO CRUISE FROM BARCELONA, SPAIN

Valid through July 31, 2022 

Here are the latest protocols for our guests sailing from Barcelona. Due to the fluidity of this situation, our protocols are subject to change and we are committed to keeping you informed if they do. Future protocols may require boosters, lowered vaccination ages, and changes to testing. Whenever possible we will provide prior notice for any changes. Just the same, we’ll let you know if any requirements are reduced or eliminated. 

  • Vaccine Requirement

    • All guests 12 years and older must be fully vaccinated, having received their final dose no less than 14 days prior to sailing. Additionally, for the purpose of our sailing, to be considered up-to-date, guests must have received all doses in their vaccine series and have received their booster if the second vaccine was administered over 270 days (9 months) ago.
    • Children aged 5 to 11 years are not required to be vaccinated. However, kids who have been fully vaccinated may present proof and follow the protocols for vaccinated guests. Children with one dose of a vaccine do not count as fully vaccinated for the purpose of our sailing.
    • Please note: we will not accept a Certificate of Recovery in the place of a vaccination record.

  • Testing Requirements

    Pre-Cruise:

    • Guests who are up-to-date with their vaccines must show a negative result for a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 2 days before boarding day.
    • Guests who are not up-to-date with their vaccines or who are considered unvaccinated by the EMA must show a negative result for a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 1 day before boarding day.
    • REMINDER: All guests 5 years and older must be vaccinated to join us on our transatlantic sailings. Guests ages 4 years and under are not required to be vaccinated but must provide a negative result for a PCR or antigen test no more than 1 day prior to boarding.
    • Guests under 2 years old do not have any testing requirements.

    Embark: Embark day testing is no longer a requirement.

    Onboard Testing:

    • Guests who are considered unvaccinated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or who are not up-to-date with their vaccines will require additional testing during our sailings.
    • Onboard testing will be at the guest’s expense if they 12 years and older and considered unvaccinated or if they are not up-to-date at the price of $55 USD per test.
    • These guests will receive registration information once onboard based on the below:
      • During the Cruise: Depending on our itinerary, guests 12 years and older will have additional testing requirements.
      • Prior to Disembarking: Guests 12 years and older who meet the above criteria will be required to test before disembarking.

  • Travel Documentation Checklist

    • Health Questionnaire to be completed on our Royal Caribbean App the day before boarding.
    • Passport/European ID Card is needed for all guests with a validity of at least 6 months after their sailing’s return date. EU Nationals may also present their European ID card.
    • Proof of Vaccine must be presented by all guests 12 years and older. Acceptable proof of vaccination must be in the form of the original vaccination record document issued by your country’s health authority or healthcare provider that administered the vaccination, with the full cycle of doses being completed no less than 14 days prior to sailing. Guests living in the EU are advised to present their EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate.
    • Negative Test Result must be presented by all vaccinated guests upon arrival at the port.
    • FCS Health Control Form must be completed here by all guests before entering Spain.
    • Proof of Residency may be needed for guests travelling with a passport/European ID card that was issued from a country different from their country of residence.

  • Onboard the Ship

    Mask Policy

    • Masks are optional for vaccinated guests and recommended for unvaccinated children while onboard. Some destinations we visit may require masks. Guests under 2 years old don’t need to wear a mask. These protocols are subject to change. 

    Dining

    Guests can visit Cruise Planner to make reservations before the cruise or use the Royal Caribbean app while onboard.

    Entertainment

    Reservations can be made via the Royal Caribbean app once onboard.

  • At Ports of Call

    • Fully vaccinated guests and unvaccinated kids can visit ports of call freely. However, additional testing requirements may exist in some countries for guests who are not considered up to date by EMA standards. These standards currently apply to guests age 6 and above for stops in Italy, and guests 12 and above for the rest of Europe.
    • For this reason, it is strongly recommended that guests be up to date and bring their physical vaccination record while ashore, as businesses in some countries may require proof of vaccination to enter. 
    • For sailings visiting France, guests who are from an Orange List country will not be allowed to visit the port, per French government regulations. Learn which countries are on the Orange List. 
    • Tours are available at a variety of price points and may be purchased in advance on Cruise Planner or once onboard using the Royal Caribbean App.    
    • Requirements for going ashore are subject to change as circumstances evolve, and we will continue to update booked guests of any requirements for their upcoming cruise.   

     

GETTING READY TO CRUISE FROM ITALY

Valid through July 31, 2022 

Here are the latest protocols for our guests sailing from Italy. Due to the fluidity of this situation, our protocols are subject to change and we are committed to keeping you informed if they do. Future protocols may require boosters, lowered vaccination ages, and changes to testing. Whenever possible we will provide prior notice for any changes. Just the same, we’ll let you know if any requirements are reduced or eliminated.

Guests traveling into Italy from another country should be sure to look into any requirements your own home country may have for exiting or re-entering its borders.  

All guests age 6 and above must present their EU Digital COVID Certificate or, for non-EU citizens, an equivalent green COVID-19 certification issued by your country’s health authorities, certifying one of the following: completed vaccination cycle with a vaccine recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), full recovery from COVID-19, a negative molecular or antigenic test result. Learn more.  

All guests must complete the Passenger Locator Form before arriving in Italy. You can access the form here. 

When travelling to Italy, and in some venues, it is mandatory to wear a FFP2 mask.  

  • Vaccination Requirement

    All Royal Caribbean guests age 12 and older must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with the final dose administered at least 14 days before sailing.

    For the best experience on cruises from Italy, we strongly recommend that guests age 6 and up should be “up to date” on their COVID-19 vaccination per the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

    To be considered up to date by all European countries we sail to, your vaccination must meet both of the following requirements.

    1. You received your most recent vaccine dose no more than 9 months (270 days) ago. This could have been the final dose in your original vaccine series (or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson), or a booster dose. Guests that have received a booster dose will qualify regardless of the amount of time that has passed since receiving their booster. Children who have received one dose (unless Johnson & Johnson) do not count as fully vaccinated.
    2. Your most recent vaccine dose is on this list of EMA-approved vaccines:

    Pfizer

    Moderna

    Johnson & Johnson

    AstraZeneca

    Nuvaxovid

    These standards apply to all guests age 12 and up (or 6 and up for Italy stops). Those who do not meet these standards will require additional testing onboard prior to going ashore in certain ports.

    Guests must be prepared to present their vaccination record showing all doses, including their original vaccination series, as well as any booster doses they may have received if applicable. Please make sure your entire cruise trip is within the 9-month window to be considered up to date for all port stops. If your vaccination was more than 9 months ago, you can get a booster with an EMA-authorized vaccine as late as the day before your trip, and be considered up to date by all countries.

    Children age 11 and under do not require COVID-19 vaccination to cruise. Kids age 5 to 11 who have been vaccinated and are up to date may present proof of full vaccination and follow the protocols and testing requirements for up to date guests. For additional details, see the section below.

    Royal Caribbean will not accept a Certificate of Recovery in lieu of a vaccination record card for guests of vaccine eligible age.

    All crew onboard the ship and at our private destinations are fully vaccinated and receive a booster dose as they become eligible.

  • Testing

    All Guests: Required Pre-Cruise Testing

    Pre-Cruise:

    • Guests who are fully vaccinated must show a negative result for a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 2 days before boarding day.
    • Guests who are considered unvaccinated must show a negative result for a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 1 day before boarding day.
    • Kids under 12 years old who have been vaccinated may present proof of full vaccination and follow the testing protocols for vaccinated guests.

    Embark:

    • There will no longer be testing in the terminal for Italian departures

    Onboard Testing:

    • Guests ages 12years and older who are considered unvaccinated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA)* or who are not up-to-date with their vaccines will require additional testing during our sailings.
    • Onboard testing will be at the guest’s expense if they 12 years and older and considered unvaccinated or if they are not up-to-date at the price of $55 USD per test.

  • Travel Documents Checklist

    • Health Questionnaire to be completed on our Royal Caribbean App the day before boarding.
    • Passport/European ID Card is needed for all guests with a validity of at least 6 months after their sailing’s return date. EU Nationals may also present their European ID card.
    • Proof of Vaccine must be presented by all guests 12 years and older. Acceptable proof of vaccination must be in the form of the original vaccination record document issued by your country’s health authority or healthcare provider that administered the vaccination, with the full cycle of doses being completed no less than 14 days prior to sailing. Guests living in the EU are advised to present their EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate.
    • Negative Test Result must be presented by all up-to-date guests upon arrival at the port..
    • Proof of Residency may be needed for guests travelling with a passport/European ID card that was issued from a country different from their country of residence.

  • Onboard the Ship

    Mask Guidance

    • Masks are optional for vaccinated guests and recommended for unvaccinated children while onboard. Some destinations we visit may require masks. Guests under 2 years old don’t need to wear a mask. These protocols are subject to change. 

    Dining

    Guests can visit Cruise Planner to make reservations before the cruise or use the Royal Caribbean app while onboard.

    Entertainment

    Reservations can be made via the Royal Caribbean app once onboard.

  • At Ports of Call

    • Fully vaccinated guests and unvaccinated kids can visit most ports of call freely. However, additional testing requirements may exist in some countries for guests who are not considered up to date by EMA standards. These standards currently apply to guests age 6 and above for calls to Italy and Greece, and guests 12 and above for the rest of Europe. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that guests be up to date and bring their physical vaccination record while ashore, as businesses in some countries may require proof of vaccination to enter. 
    • For sailings visiting France, guests who are from an Orange List country will not be allowed to visit the port, per French government regulations. Learn which countries are on the Orange List. 
    • Tours are available at a variety of price points and may be purchased in advance on Cruise Planner or once onboard using the Royal Caribbean App.       
    • Requirements for going ashore are subject to change as circumstances evolve, and we will continue to update booked guests of any requirements for their upcoming cruise.   

GETTING READY TO CRUISE FROM COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

Valid through July 31, 2022 

Here are the latest protocols for our guests sailing from Copenhagen. Due to the fluidity of this situation, our protocols are subject to change and we are committed to keeping you informed if they do. Future protocols may require boosters, lowered vaccination ages, and changes to testing. Whenever possible we will provide prior notice for any changes. Just the same, we’ll let you and your clients know if any requirements are reduced or eliminated.

Guests traveling into Denmark from another country should be sure to look into any requirements your own home country may have for exiting or re-entering its borders.

On arrival, all guests from non-EU or Schengen countries must present a negative Covid-19 antigen test taken within 24 hours of their flight departure time.

  • Vaccination Requirement

    All Royal Caribbean guests age 12 and older must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with the final dose administered at least 14 days before sailing.

    For the best European cruise experience, we strongly recommend guests be “up to date” on their COVID-19 vaccination per the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

     

    To be considered up to date by all European countries we sail to, your vaccination must meet both of the following requirements.

    1. You received your final dose in your original two-dose vaccine series (or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson) no more than 9 months (270 days) ago, or a booster dose. Guests that have received a booster dose will qualify regardless of the amount of time that has passed since receiving their booster. Children who have received one dose (unless Johnson & Johnson) do not count as fully vaccinated.
    2. Your most recent vaccine dose is on this list of EMA-approved vaccines:
    • Pfizer
    • Moderna
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • AstraZeneca
    • Nuvaxovid

     

    These standards apply to all guests age 12 and up (or 6 and up for Italy stops). Those who do not meet these standards will require additional testing onboard prior to going ashore in certain ports.

    Guests must be prepared to present their vaccination record showing all doses, including their original vaccination series, as well as any booster doses they may have received if applicable. Please make sure your entire cruise trip is within the 9-month window to be considered up to date for all port stops. If your vaccination was more than 9 months ago, you can get a booster with an EMA-authorized vaccine as late as the day before your trip, and be considered up to date by all countries.

    Children age 11 and under do not require COVID-19 vaccination to cruise. Kids age 5 to 11 who have been vaccinated and are up to date may present proof of full vaccination and follow the protocols and testing requirements for up to date guests. For additional details, see the section below.

     

    Royal Caribbean will not accept a Certificate of Recovery in lieu of a vaccination record card for guests of vaccine eligible age.

    All crew onboard the ship are fully vaccinated and receive a booster dose as they become eligible.

  • Testing Requirements

    All Guests: Required Pre-Cruise Testing

    All guests sailing from Denmark will need to take one test before boarding, as detailed below. Tests must be supervised with the result provided on a certificate which includes the guest’s name and date of birth. Telehealth tests are accepted, but must be completed with a supervised video visit. All tests are at the guests’ expense.

    • All vaccinated guests will be required to present a negative result for a COVID-19 test taken no more than 2 days before boarding day. All guests considered unvaccinated will have a 1 day window to take this test.
    • Guests under 2 years of age do not need to complete a pre-cruise test.

     

    eMed Tests Kits for Guests Traveling from the U.S.

    Through our testing partners, U.S.-based vaccinated guests may purchase antigen test kits for vaccinated guests that you can complete online with a supervised virtual video visit, wherever you are, 24 hours 7 days a week to meet travel testing requirements for cruise or flight. Learn more

     

     

    Have questions about which tests are accepted?

    READ OUR DETAILED FAQ ON ACCEPTED TESTS.

     

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    During the Cruise

    In addition to the pre-cruise test, guests age 12 and up who are considered not up to date with their vaccination, or are not vaccinated with an EMA-authorized vaccine, will require additional testing to be completed onboard at their own expense, in order to go ashore in select countries. To learn more about requirements by port, please visit our Europe Port Testing Requirement FAQs

     

    Prior to Disembarking

    Guests 15 and up that are not up to date with their vaccinations will take an antigen test within two days before disembarkation day. Guests will be notified onboard about how to register for this test. The cost of the test is at their own expense, conducted onboard by a licensed third-party testing provider at a cost of $55 USD per test. Royal Caribbean does not retain any part of the testing costs.

     

    Guests under 2 years of age will not be tested.

    Sailings longer than 10 nights may have additional onboard testing requirements.

     

     

  • Travel Documents Checklist

    • A Passport Book, valid for at least six months after your cruise.
    • COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, Certificate or e-Certificate via your country’s health agency app with the final dose of your vaccine administered at least 14 days before sailing. This is a requirement for all guests age 12 and older. Kids age 5 to 11 who have been fully vaccinated may present proof of vaccination and follow the protocols for vaccinated guests.
    • COVID-19 Test Result: See details in the Testing Requirement section above.
    • Health Questionnaire to be completed on our Royal Caribbean App the day before you board.

  • Onboard & Onshore

    Mask Guidance

    • Masks are optional for vaccinated guests and recommended for unvaccinated children while onboard. Some destinations we visit may require masks. Guests under 2 years old don’t need to wear a mask. These protocols are subject to change. 

    Dining

    • In the Main Dining Room, vaccinated guests may dine with other vaccinated guests outside their travel party. Parties that include unvaccinated kids will be assigned a table of their own.
    • If you prefer a buffet, Windjammer will be open to everyone for breakfast and lunch, and the food will be served by our crew.
    • We recommend that you make dining reservations via Cruise Planner before your cruise or using the Royal Caribbean app onboard.
    • Tables and chairs in all dining areas are sanitized frequently.

    Adventure Ocean Youth Program Reservations

    • Our award-winning Adventure Ocean youth program is looking forward to welcoming your young explorers. In order to plan for a healthy experience for every child, spaces are cleaned and sanitized frequently. We ask that you make a reservation before bringing your child to Adventure Ocean on days the ship is in port — just stop by Adventure Ocean on boarding day to reserve time, or throughout your cruise.


    Requirements for Going Ashore

    Fully vaccinated guests and unvaccinated kids can visit ports of call freely. However, additional testing requirements may exist in some countries for guests who are unvaccinated; not considered up to date by EMA standards; or not vaccinated with an EMA-authorized vaccine. To learn more about requirements by port, please visit our Europe Port Testing Requirement FAQs

    It is strongly recommended that guests be up to date and bring their vaccination record while ashore, as businesses in some countries may require proof of vaccination to enter.

    For sailings visiting France, guests who are from an Orange List country will not be allowed to visit the port, per French government regulations. Learn which countries are on the Orange List.

    Tours are available at a variety of price points and may be purchased in advance on Cruise Planner or once onboard using the Royal Caribbean App.

    Requirements for going ashore are subject to change as circumstances evolve, and we will continue to update booked guests of any requirements for their upcoming cruise.

    For more details on specific requirements by port, please visit our Going Ashore FAQs

GETTING READY TO CRUISE FROM SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND

Valid through July 31, 2022 

Here are the latest protocols for our guests sailing from Southampton. Due to the fluidity of this situation, our protocols are subject to change and we are committed to keeping you informed if they do. Future protocols may require boosters, lowered vaccination ages, and changes to testing. Whenever possible we will provide prior notice for any changes. Just the same, we’ll let you know if any requirements are reduced or eliminated.

  • Vaccination Requirement

    •  All Royal Caribbean guests age 12 and older must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with the final dose administered at least 14 days before sailing.  
    • For the best European cruise experience, we strongly recommend guests be “up to date” on their COVID-19 vaccination per the European Medicines Agency (EMA). 
      1. You received your final dose in your original two-dose vaccine series (or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson) no more than 9 months (270 days) ago, or a booster dose. Guests that have received a booster dose will qualify regardless of the amount of time that has passed since receiving their booster. Children who have received one dose (unless Johnson & Johnson) do not count as fully vaccinated. To be considered up to date by all European countries we sail to, your vaccination must meet both of the following requirements. 
      1. Your most recent vaccine dose is on this list of EMA-approved vaccines: 

      Pfizer 

      Moderna 

      Johnson & Johnson 

      AstraZeneca 

      Nuvaxovid 

      These standards apply to all guests age 12 and up (or 6 and up for Italy stops). Those who do not meet these standards will require additional testing onboard prior to going ashore in certain ports.  

      Guests must be prepared to present their vaccination record showing all doses, including their original vaccination series, as well as any booster doses they may have received if applicable. Please make sure your entire cruise trip is within the 9-month window to be considered up to date for all port stops. If your vaccination was more than 9 months ago, you can get a booster with an EMA-authorized vaccine as late as the day before your trip, and be considered up to date by all countries. 

       

      Children age 11 and under do not require COVID-19 vaccination to cruise. Kids age 5 to 11 who have been vaccinated and are up to date may present proof of full vaccination and follow the protocols and testing requirements for up to date guests. For additional details, see the section below. 

      Royal Caribbean will not accept a Certificate of Recovery in lieu of a vaccination record card for guests of vaccine eligible age. If a guest from the UK or EU under 18 years of age has a Certificate of Recovery and only one dose of a vaccine series, they are considered fully vaccinated. 

      All crew onboard the ship and at our private destinations are fully vaccinated and receive a booster dose as they become eligible. 

  • Testing Requirements

    • All Guests: Required Pre-Cruise Testing: All guests sailing from Southampton will need to take one test before boarding, as detailed below. Tests must be supervised with the result provided on a certificate which includes the guest’s name and date of birth. All tests are at the guests’ expense.
      • Vaccinated guests who are up to date must show a negative result for a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 2 days before boarding day. Vaccinated guests who are not up to date will have a 1 day window to take this test. Kids age 5 to 11 years who have been vaccinated may present proof of full vaccination and follow the testing protocols for vaccinated guests.
      • Unvaccinated kids age 2 to 11 years must show a negative result for a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 1 day before boarding day.
      • Guests under 2 years of age do not need to complete a pre-cruise test.
    • eMed Tests Kits for Guests Traveling from the U.S.: Through our testing partners, U.S.-based vaccinated guests may purchase antigen test kits for vaccinated guests that you can complete online with a supervised virtual video visit, wherever you are, 24 hours 7 days a week to meet travel testing requirements for cruise or flight.
    • Not ‘Up to Date’ or Unvaccinated: Additional Testing Required
      • During the Cruise: In addition to the pre-cruise test, guests age 12 years and up who are considered not up to date with their vaccination, or are not vaccinated with an EMA-authorized vaccine, will require additional testing to be completed onboard at their own expense, in order to go ashore in select countries.
      • Prior to Disembarking: No testing is required for guests of any age and vaccination status if the cruise debarks in the UK.
    • Guests under 2 years of age will not be tested.

  • Travel Documents Checklist

    • A Passport Book valid for at least six months after your cruise, is required.
    • COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, Certificate or e-Certificate via guest’s country’s health agency app with the final dose of your original vaccine series administered at least 14 days before sailing. The record must show all doses, including original vaccination, as well as any booster doses received if applicable. This is a requirement for all guests age 12 years and older. Kids age 5 to 11 years who have been fully vaccinated may present proof of vaccination and follow the protocols for vaccinated guests.
    • COVID-19 Test Result: See details in the Testing Requirement section above.
    • Health Questionnaire to be completed on our Royal Caribbean App the day before you board.
    • Proof of Residency may be needed for guests traveling with a passport/ European ID card that was issued from a country different from their country of residence.

  • Onboard the Ship

    Mask Guidance

    • Masks are optional for vaccinated guests and recommended for unvaccinated children while onboard. Some destinations we visit may require masks. Guests under 2 years old don’t need to wear a mask. These protocols are subject to change. 

    Dining

    In the Main Dining Room, vaccinated guests may dine with other vaccinated guests outside their travel party. Parties that include unvaccinated kids will be assigned a table of their own. 

    We recommend that guests make dining reservations via Cruise Planner before their cruise or using the Royal Caribbean app onboard.  

    Tables and chairs in all dining areas are sanitized frequently.  

    Adventure Ocean Youth Program Reservations 

    Our award-winning Adventure Ocean youth program is looking forward to welcoming your clients’ young explorers. In order to plan for a healthy experience for every child, spaces are cleaned and sanitized frequently. We ask that your clients make a reservation before bringing their child(ren) to Adventure Ocean on port days the ship is in port — just stop by Adventure Ocean on boarding day to reserve time, or throughout the cruise.

  • Going Ashore in Ports Of Call

    Fully vaccinated guests and unvaccinated kids can visit ports of call freely. However, additional testing requirements may exist in some countries for guests who are unvaccinated; not considered up to date by EMA standards; or not vaccinated with an EMA-authorized vaccine. It is strongly recommended that guests be up to date and bring their vaccination record while ashore, as businesses in some countries may require proof of vaccination to enter. For sailings visiting France, guests who are from an Orange List country will not be allowed to visit the port, per French government regulations. Learn which countries are on the Orange List. Tours are available at a variety of price points and may be purchased in advance on Cruise Planner or once onboard using the Royal Caribbean App.  Requirements for going ashore are subject to change as circumstances evolve, and we will continue to update booked guests of any requirements for their upcoming cruise.

GETTING READY TO CRUISE FROM AMSTERDAM

Valid through July 31, 2022 

Due to the fluidity of this situation, our protocols are subject to change and we are committed to keeping you informed if they do. Future protocols may require boosters, lowered vaccination ages, and changes to testing. Whenever possible we will provide prior notice for any changes. Just the same, we’ll let you know if any requirements are reduced or eliminated.

  • Vaccination Requirement

    • All guests 12 years and older must be fully vaccinated, having received their final dose no less than 14 days prior to sailing. Additionally, for the purpose of these sailings, to be considered up-to-date, guests must have received all doses in their vaccine series and have received their booster if the second vaccine was administered over 270 days (9 months) ago.
    • Children aged 5 to 11 years are not required to be vaccinated. However, kids who have been fully vaccinated may present proof and follow the protocols for vaccinated guests. Children with one dose of a vaccine do not count as fully vaccinated for the purpose of our sailing.
    • Please note: we will not accept a Certificate of Recovery in the place of a vaccination record.

    Entry Requirements

    • Prior to traveling, it’s critical that guests review the travel guidance issued by each country to be visited. Failure to meet the requirements for each will result in denial of boarding.

  • Testing Requirements

    All Guests: Required Pre-Cruise Testing

    All guests sailing from the Netherlands will need to take one test before boarding, as detailed below. Tests must be supervised with the result provided on a certificate which includes the guest’s name and date of birth. Telehealth tests are accepted, but must be completed with a supervised video visit. All tests are at the guests’ expense.

    • All vaccinated guests will be required to present a negative result for a COVID-19 test taken no more than 2 days before boarding day. All guests considered unvaccinated will have a 1 day window to take this test.
    • Guests under 2 years of age do not need to complete a pre-cruise test.

     

    eMed Tests Kits for Guests Traveling from the U.S.

    Through our testing partners, U.S.-based vaccinated guests may purchase antigen test kits for vaccinated guests that you can complete online with a supervised virtual video visit, wherever you are, 24 hours 7 days a week to meet travel testing requirements for cruise or flight. Learn more

     

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    Not ‘Up to Date’ or Unvaccinated: Additional Testing Required

    During the Cruise

    In addition to the pre-cruise test, guests age 12 and up who are considered not up to date with their vaccination, or are not vaccinated with an EMA-authorized vaccine, will require additional testing to be completed onboard at their own expense, in order to go ashore in select countries. To learn more about requirements by port, please visit our Europe Port Testing Requirement FAQs

     

    Prior to Disembarking

    Guests 12 and up that are not up to date with their vaccinations will take an antigen test within one day before disembarkation day. Guests will be notified onboard about how to register for this test. The cost of the test is at their own expense, conducted onboard by a licensed third-party testing provider at a cost of $55 USD per test. Royal Caribbean does not retain any part of the testing costs.

     

     

    Guests under 2 years of age will not be tested.

  • Travel Documents Checklist

    • A Passport Book or European ID Card (EU Nationals) valid for at least six months after your cruise, is required.
    • COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, Certificate or e-Certificate via your country’s health agency app with the final dose of your original vaccine series administered at least 14 days before sailing. Your record must show all doses, including original vaccination, as well as any booster doses received if applicable. This is a requirement for all guests age 12 and older. Kids age 5 to 11 who have been fully vaccinated may present proof of vaccination and follow the protocols for vaccinated guests.
    • Health Declaration Form must be completed here by all guests age 12 and up before entering the Netherlands.
    • COVID-19 Test Result: See details in the Testing Requirement section above.
    • Health Questionnaire to be completed on our Royal Caribbean App the day before you board.

  • Onboard the Ship

    Mask Guidance

    Masks are optional for fully vaccinated guests and recommended for unvaccinated children while onboard. Some destinations we visit may require masks. Guests under 2 do not have to wear a mask at any time. These protocols are subject to change.

     

    Dining

    In the Main Dining Room, vaccinated guests may dine with other vaccinated guests outside their travel party. Parties that include unvaccinated kids will be assigned a table of their own.

    We recommend that you make dining reservations via Cruise Planner before your cruise or using the Royal Caribbean app onboard.

    Tables and chairs in all dining areas are sanitized frequently.

     

    Adventure Ocean Youth Program Reservations

    Our award-winning Adventure Ocean youth program is looking forward to welcoming your young explorers. In order to plan for a healthy experience for every child, spaces are cleaned and sanitized frequently. We ask that you make a reservation before bringing your child to Adventure Ocean on days the ship is in port — just stop by Adventure Ocean on boarding day to reserve time, or throughout your cruise.

  • Going Ashore

    Requirements for Going Ashore 

    Fully vaccinated guests and unvaccinated kids can visit ports of call freely. However, additional testing requirements may exist in some countries for guests who are unvaccinated; not considered up to date by EMA standards; or not vaccinated with an EMA-authorized vaccine. To learn more about requirements by port, please visit our Europe Port Testing Requirement FAQs

    It is strongly recommended that guests be up to date and bring their vaccination record while ashore, as businesses in some countries may require proof of vaccination to enter.

    For sailings visiting France, guests who are from an Orange List country will not be allowed to visit the port, per French government regulations. Learn which countries are on the Orange List.

    Tours are available at a variety of price points and may be purchased in advance on Cruise Planner or once onboard using the Royal Caribbean App.

    Requirements for going ashore are subject to change as circumstances evolve, and we will continue to update booked guests of any requirements for their upcoming cruise.

    For more details on specific requirements by port, please visit our Going Ashore FAQs

     

GETTING READY TO CRUISE FROM STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

Valid through July 31, 2022 

Here are the latest protocols for our guests sailing from Stockholm. Due to the fluidity of this situation, our protocols are subject to change and we are committed to keeping you informed if they do. Future protocols may require boosters, lowered vaccination ages, and changes to testing. Whenever possible we will provide prior notice for any changes. Just the same, we’ll let you know if any requirements are reduced or eliminated.

Guests traveling into Sweden from another country should be sure to look into any requirements your own home country may have for exiting or re-entering its borders.

  • Vaccination Requirement

    Stockholm Departures ONLY : 

    • All guests 18 years and older must be considered fully vaccinated, having received their final dose no less than 14 days prior to sailing.  For guests ages 17 years and under, vaccinations are not required, but recommended. Children who have been vaccinated may present proof and follow the fully vaccinated protocols. Children with one dose of a vaccine do not count as fully vaccinated for the purpose of our sailing.
    • For the best European cruise experience, we strongly recommend guests be “up to date” on their COVID-19 vaccination per the European Medicines Agency (EMA).To be considered up to date by all European countries we sail to, your vaccination must meet both of the following requirements.
      1. You received your final dose in your original vaccine series (or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson) no more than 9 months (270 days) ago, or a booster dose. Guests that have received a booster dose will qualify regardless of the amount of time that has passed since receiving their booster. Children who have received one dose (unless Johnson & Johnson) do not count as fully vaccinated.
      2. Your most recent vaccine dose is on this list of EMA-approved vaccines:    
      • Pfizer
      • Moderna
      • Johnson & Johnson
      • AstraZeneca
      • Nuvaxovid

      These standards apply to all guests age 12 and up (or 6 and up for Italy stops). Those who do not meet these standards will require additional testing onboard prior to going ashore in certain ports.

      Guests must be prepared to present their vaccination record showing all doses, including their original vaccination series, as well as any booster doses they may have received if applicable. Please make sure your entire cruise trip is within the 9-month window to be considered up to date for all port stops. If your vaccination was more than 9 months ago, you can get a booster with an EMA-authorized vaccine as late as the day before your trip, and be considered up to date by all countries.

      Children age 11 and under do not require COVID-19 vaccination to cruise. Kids age 5 to 11 who have been vaccinated and are up to date may present proof of full vaccination and follow the protocols and testing requirements for up to date guests. For additional details, see the section below.

      Royal Caribbean will not accept a Certificate of Recovery in lieu of a vaccination record card for guests of vaccine eligible age.

      All crew onboard the ship are fully vaccinated and receive a booster dose as they become eligible.

    Entry Requirements

    • It’s critical that guests review the travel guidance issued by each country they will be visiting on the sailing prior to travel. Failure to meet the requirements for each will result in denial of boarding. 

  • Testing Requirements

    Pre-Cruise

    All vaccinated guests will be required to present a negative test result for a COVID-19 test taken no more than 2 days before sailing. All unvaccinated guests 2 years and older will need to provide a negative test result for a COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before sailing.

    To satisfy our pre-cruise test requirement, the test must be conducted at a certified testing location or supervised in person or virtually by a healthcare professional.

    During the Cruise

    Guests 12 years and older — 15 years and older for Finland — who are considered unvaccinated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or who are not up-to-date with their vaccines will require additional testing during our sailings depending on itinerary. This test is at the guest’s expense at the price of $55 USD per test.

    Returning Home

    Guests may be required to complete testing before flying home at their own expense. Please review your home country’s testing requirements before joining us, as this is each guest’s responsibility to complete.

    • Copenhagen: Airport testing via walk-in provided by Falck and local testing via Copenhagen Medical.
    • Stockholm: Arlanda Airport testing provided by Lakarintyg Direkt and Genetika. Stockholm has many testing locations in the city centre, view your options  here.
    • For all departure ports, we recommend vaccinated North American guests to travel with tele-health testing kits such as eMed for U.S. guests and Switch Health tests for Canadian guests. These tests can satisfy both your pre-cruise and return home test requirements.
    • Please note that the cost of testing and availability varies by testing provider

  • Travel Documents Checklist

    • Health Questionnaire to be completed on the Royal Caribbean App the day before boarding.
    • Passport/European ID Card is needed for all guests with a validity of at least 6 months after their sailing’s return date. EU Nationals may also present their European ID card.
    • Proof of Vaccine must be presented by all guests 12 years and older. Acceptable proof of vaccination must be in the form of the original vaccination record document issued by your country’s health authority or healthcare provider that administered the vaccination, with the full cycle of doses being completed no less than 14 days prior to sailing. Guests living in the EU are advised to present their EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate.
    • Negative Test Result must be presented by all guests, ages 2 years and older, upon arrival at the port.
    • All guests must check their visa requirements before traveling.
    • Proof of Residency may be needed for guests travelling with a passport/European ID card that was issued from a country different from their country of residence.

  • Onboard the Ship

    Mask Guidance

    Masks are optional for fully vaccinated guests and recommended for unvaccinated children while onboard Guests under 2 years old do not have to wear a mask These protocols are subject to change.

    Dining

    Guests can visit Cruise Planner to make reservations before the cruise or use the Royal Caribbean app while onboard.

    Entertainment

    Reservations can be made via the Royal Caribbean app once onboard.

  • Going Ashore

    Fully vaccinated guests can visit most ports of call freely. Depending on the itinerary, guests who are not up-to-date with their vaccines/boosters may require multiple tests to disembark in ports of call.

    All guests going ashore must still follow local health and safety guidance when visiting each port of call. Local tours booked through Royal Caribbean follow our health guidance and are available at a variety of prices.

Destination Safety Enhancements

Your clients can explore at ease knowing we’ve worked with our Healthy Sail Panel and local governments to extend the same safety measures and cleanliness standards to our private destinations and the ports we visit. As we return to cruising, we are regularly monitoring community health data.

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Medical-Grade Cleaning

  • Our ships are sparkling clean – and so is the island. The same standards of enhanced sanitization that we’ve implemented onboard are alsoin place at Perfect Day at CocoCay.
  • Public areas are cleaned frequently and consistently using alcohol-based, scentless, EPA-certified disinfectants that are safe for use aroundthe general public. All chemicals used for disinfection are on the EPA’s list for use against SARS-CoV-2.
  • Hand sanitizer and wipe stations are located all around the island for everyone’s frequent use.

Healthy Crew, Healthy You

  • All crew onboard will be fully vaccinated.
  • Crew will have mandatory, ongoing training classes and refreshers that are documented to ensure all the latest protocols are being followed, in compliance with various international regulations, including the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Private Destinations

This is a day unlike any other – a private island full of ways to make memories – Perfect Day at CocoCay. We’ve added a few healthful considerations to give you peace of mind while your clients thrill and chill. Our expert Healthy Sail Panel has guided our protocols ashore, so all they have to focus on is having their best vacation.

At Perfect Day at CocoCay

All crew members at Perfect Day at CocoCay are fully vaccinated. On the island, we’ve spaced out furniture and have even more frequent cleaning procedures, so your clients can get right to chasing thrills or slip into an island state of mind the moment they arrive. There are plenty of great tours and activities for them to choose from, but they won’t need to book any in order to go ashore.

Local Regulations

When going into port, your clients must observe all local mask and physical distancing regulations that are in place. On shore excursions, their guide will let them know when a mask is needed.

At Your Cabana

  • Cabanas are cleaned and sanitized after each party’s use with alcohol-based, scentless, EPA-certified disinfectants and electrostatic foggers to help ensure surface coverage.
  • Cabanas are spaced to allow distancing between parties.

Onboard Safety Enhancements

Whether onboard one of our ships or exploring the beautiful shores we visit, your clients can enjoy peace of mind at every step of their vacation, with new measures and protocols put into place for an even healthier and safer getaway than ever before.

Royal Caribbean® has always kept its ships sparkling clean. Now, with guidance from our Healthy Sail Panel, we’re going further than ever before to ensure peace of mind for your clients. Our new protocols keep ships safe and sanitized from bow to stern — including their stateroom.

Stateroom
Their stateroom is their home away from home while you’re on vacation. We’ve enhanced our cleaning protocols so you can unwind safely and stress-free in between adventures.

  • Rooms are sanitized daily with attention to high-touch areas. Your stateroom attendant will enter your room only while they’re out.
  • Our HVAC system continuously intakes 100% fresh ocean air, filtering it for supply to all indoor rooms and areas, including your stateroom.
  • Towels, bedding and pillows are laundered with hospital-grade detergents at high temperatures.
  • Room service is still available, now with new contactless delivery straight to their stateroom door.

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    Certified Cleaning

    Agents Hospital-grade disinfectants are used daily to clean all high-touch surfaces.

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    Crisp, Clean Linens

    All towels, bedding and pillows are laundered with hospital-grade detergents at high tern peratu res.

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    100% Fresh, Filtered Air

    Fresh ocean air is continuously supplied to every stateroom from outside, with a total air change of up to 12 times per hour.

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    Your room is only serviced and sanitized by a stateroom attendant while you are out — and there are still towel animal surprises.

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    Room Service

    We know Room Service is your favorite stateroom ritual. And new contactless delivery protocols ensure you’ll enjoy it safely.

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    Welcome Amenities

    Complimentary face mask and hand sanitizing gel are provided upon your arrival.

  • Safety Briefing

    Safety Briefing

    Now you can watch the muster video from the comfort of your in-stateroom television.

  • Digital Daily Planner

    Digital Daily

    Planner Conveniently access your Cruise Compass from the Royal App on your phone.

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    Face Mask

    Face masks are not required while in your stateroom or balcony.