Royal Caribbean & Celebrity Drop Vaccine Requirement on Select Cruises

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Vaccine Requirement - Royal Caribbean Odyssey of the Seas

Royal Caribbean & Celebrity Drop Vaccine Requirement on Select Cruises

Today, Royal Caribbean has updated their vaccination protocol for U.S. and European Cruises for select voyages, starting early September.

Royal Caribbean stated:

“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.”

NEW ROYAL CARIBBEAN PROTOCOLS

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, only guests that show a valid vaccination record can get off the ship in Grand Cayman)
  • Cruises from New Orleans, Louisiana. Browse itineraries.
    (Note: Currently, only guests that show a valid vaccination record can get off the ship in Grand Cayman)
  • 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 Royal Caribbean’s Getting Ready to Cruise page to view current protocols by homeport.

NEW CELEBRITY PROTOCOLS – VACCINE REQUIREMENT UPDATES

Beginning September 5th, 2022, all travelers, regardless of vaccination status, can now cruise on the following itineraries as long as they meet any testing requirements to board:

– All sailings departing from the UK and Europe (with the exception of Iceland)
– All sailings departing from Los Angeles

Vaccine Requirement - Celebrity Ascent at Sea

For all other sailings, please visit the Country Travel Requirements page for the country of embarkation for your sailing for more information regarding vaccination age requirements.

See more from Royal Caribbean Group here.

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