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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 

RoyalCaribbean.com/Test

 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

RoyalCaribbean.com/HomeTestKit

 to place their order.

The remainder of our health and safety protocols remain unchanged.

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