Royal Caribbean Drops Vaccine Requirement For Certain Cruise Ship Sailings

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Royal Caribbean wont require passengers to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 on select sailings beginning in September.

Up until now, only unvaccinated guests under the age of 12 have been allowed on Royal Caribbean ships.

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

  • Cruises from Los Angeles, California
  • Cruises from Galveston, Texas
    • Please note, currently, only guests that show a valid vaccination record can get off the ship in Grand Cayman.
  • Cruises from New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Please note, currently, only guests that show a valid vaccination record can get off the ship in Grand Cayman.
  • Cruises from a European homeport
    • Please note, guests who 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 that is not mentioned above.

Royal Caribbean says it is working to allow unvaccinated on other sailings, but they need to coordinate with other countries first.

“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.”

Missing from this list are cruises that visit destinations in The Bahamas or Eastern Caribbean.

Royal Caribbean believes that even by allowing unvaccinated passengers onboard, their health protocols far exceed that of other forms of leisure travel, “We continue to maintain additional layers of protection that far exceed any other vacation experience. This includes vaccination of all crew and keeping them up to date with boosters when eligible, routine surveillance of all crew, enhanced testing and treatment capabilities in our onboard medical centers, and much more.”

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Source: Royalcaribbeanblog

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