Royal Caribbean Changes Vaccine Requirement

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Royal Caribbean updates health and safety protocols, and expands previous update to vaccine requirements

Royal Caribbean updates its health and safety protocols for the second time in a month. On August 11 Royal announced updates to the vaccination protocol for U.S. and European Cruises for select voyages, starting early September. Today they have updated the protocols to indicate that unvaccinated travelers can cruise almost all U.S. sailings. Read the update below.

All Guests, All Aboard

Updated August 22, 2022 | Effective September 5, 2022 

We’re making it easier for more guests to sail with Royal Caribbean.

Unvaccinated travelers can join us for almost all U.S. sailings. Starting with September 5th departures, guests who are not vaccinated can sail on almost all cruises from the U.S. (except itineraries that visit Canada or Bermuda). More details. 

Testing protocols will be easier Starting with September 5th, for U.S. cruises that don’t visit Canada or Bermuda: 

  • Vaccinated guests won’t have to take a pre-cruise test on cruises that are shorter than 10 nights.
  • Unvaccinated guests age 5 and up will need to test within 3 days before boarding, regardless of cruise length.
  • We will begin accepting results from self-administered home tests. See full testing details

Requirements in other regions

Starting September 5th, guests who are not vaccinated can also sail on European cruises. Currently published testing and vaccination requirements remain in place for cruises from Australia and Singapore; cruises that depart from or visit Canada or Bermuda; and transatlantic sailings, until further notice. 

To see current protocols by port of departure, visit our Getting Ready to Cruise page.

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