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Royal Caribbean: Recent Changes to Healthy Cruising Protocols

Effective September 13, 2021, the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) states that pre-cruise COVID-19 testing requirements are as follows:
  • Vaccinated guests must present a negative PCR or Antigen test result taken no more than 2 days prior to sailing in order to board. (Previously, it was 3 days prior.) To assist in meeting this requirement, your clients can soon take advantage of our new, easy and convenient at-home test!  Additional information is shared below.
  • Unvaccinated children ages 2 to 11 must present a negative PCR test result taken no more than 3 days prior to sailing in order to board. (Antigen tests are no longer accepted.) 
  • There continues to be no testing required for guests under age 2.
Test results must be issued by an accredited test provider and show a laboratory negative result which can be printed or shown via a phone. Costs associated with this test continue to be the guest’s responsibility. To help guide your clients through the accepted test options, visit

 to learn more.

Beginning Wednesday, September 8, 2021, fully vaccinated guests can order at-home test kits, shipped right to their door (anywhere in the U.S.) in two business days or less. Complete this pre-cruise test at home, with live video supervision by a Certified Guide and get results in 15 minutes.
Your clients can visit

 to place their order.

The remainder of our health and safety protocols remain unchanged.

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