Dear valued Travel Advisors,
Here are the latest protocol updates for your booked clients sailing from the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Barbados departing February 25, 2022 through April 14, 2022. These protocols include government mandates, the changes based on our voluntary opt-in to the US CDC Cruise Program, plus shore excursion requirements for unvaccinated children and their families.
Due to the fluidity of this situation, our protocols are subject to change and we are committed to keeping you and your clients informed if they do. While currently not required as a condition to sail, the US CDC has recommended COVID-19 vaccine booster doses for those eligible, prior to cruise travel. As a result, we strongly recommend guests get boosted before their cruise.
Whenever possible, we will provide prior notice for any changes. Just the same, we’ll let you know if any requirements are reduced or eliminated.
All guests 12 and older must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before sailing. Children aged 5 to 11 are not required to be vaccinated, however, as they are eligible, we recommend they receive their vaccine before sailing. Children with one dose of a vaccine do not count as fully vaccinated for the purpose of our sailing.
Masks are optional for fully vaccinated guests. We expect unvaccinated children to continue wearing masks indoors and in crowded settings. Masks are required for all children age 2 and older while at the Adventure Ocean youth program. Guests under 2 do not have to wear a mask at any time.
Adventure Ocean Youth Program Reservations
Our award-winning Adventure Ocean youth program is looking forward to welcoming your young explorers. In order to plan for a healthy experience for every child, spaces are cleaned and sanitized frequently. We ask that guests make a reservation before bringing their child to Adventure Ocean on port days the ship is in port — just stop by Adventure Ocean on boarding day to reserve time, or throughout your cruise.
We recommend your clients visit Cruise Planner to make reservations before their cruise or the Royal Caribbean app while onboard. In the Main Dining Room, vaccinated guests may dine with other vaccinated guests outside their travel party. Parties that include unvaccinated kids will be assigned a table of their own.
Previous venue restrictions based on vaccination status have been lifted. Your clients can feel free to enjoy our theater, spa and gym!
Healthy Shore Excursions
Families traveling with unvaccinated kids are required to purchase a tour through Royal Caribbean to go ashore (except at our private destinations, Perfect Day at CocoCay and Labadee). Some ports require all guests, regardless of vaccination status, to purchase tours through Royal Caribbean. These tours follow our health guidance and are available at a variety of prices.