Royal Caribbean – Updated protocols for sailings departing the U.S. and Puerto Rico on or after February 25, 2022


Dear valued Travel Advisors,

We are committed to bringing you the latest news and updates as soon they arise. Royal Caribbean Group will participate in the U.S. CDC’s voluntary COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships sailing in U.S. waters. Specifically, Royal Caribbean International will operate under the program’s Highly Vaccinated category beginning with sailings departing from the U.S. as of Friday, February 25, 2022.

Requirements include sailing with 95% of crew members fully vaccinated, which Royal Caribbean already exceeds with 100% of its crew fully vaccinated and boosted when eligible. Ninety-five percent of guests must be fully vaccinated as well — this excludes children under five years who are not eligible for the vaccine. The updated protocols will include face masks being optional for all fully vaccinated guests and expected for unvaccinated children. All kids will be required to wear face masks during Adventure Ocean youth program activities.

We are thoughtfully working through the details regarding other changes to our health and safety protocols which we will share with each of you before February 25, 2022.

As a reminder, our health and safety protocols are subject to change.

Please save the Healthy Cruising link for additional details, FAQs, and future reference.

We truly hope to see you and your clients onboard soon!

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