All guests 12 years and older must bring proof of vaccination, such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID-19 vaccination record card, with the final dose of the vaccine completed at least 14 days prior to sailing.
- Pre-Cruise: All guests 2 years and older must present a negative PCR or antigen test result.
- Vaccinated guests ages 12 years and over, test must be taken no more than 2 days prior to sailing.
- Unvaccinated children ages 2 to 11 years, test must be taken no more than 3 days prior to sailing — but not on boarding day.
- No testing required for guests under age 2 years.
- Pre-cruise testing costs and scheduling are the guest’s responsibility.
- Please visit RoyalCaribbean.com/HomeTestKit to learn about our convenient at-home antigen test, available to vaccinated guests.
- Embarkation Day: Unvaccinated guests ages 2 to 11 years will take a complimentary PCR test for COVID-19 during check-in. Registration details will be sent via email in advance.
Onboard: Unvaccinated guests ages 2 to 11 years will take a complimentary antigen test prior to debark. Depending on sailing length, there may be additional testing. Registration details will be provided onboard.
Healthy Shore Excursions
Families traveling with unvaccinated kids are required to purchase a tour through Royal Caribbean to go ashore (except at our private destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay). These tours follow our health guidance and are available at a variety of prices.
Masks are required in the terminal, in select locations inside the ship, and may be required at various destinations. Guests under 2 years old don’t need a mask. Click here to learn more.
For Main Dining, we will designate areas for everyone, including parents and unvaccinated children, and areas for vaccinated parties only. My Time Dining will not be available to parties that include unvaccinated guests. Some specialty restaurants will be open to everyone, while others will be for vaccinated parties only.
If your clients have sailed with us before, they’ll notice there are fewer guests onboard, letting them ease back into vacation mode. The ship’s venues are set up to easily allow for physical distancing and there will be signage to guide them.
Theaters and activity venues will offer spaced seating with options for everyone and for vaccinated guests only. Be sure to make show reservations once onboard using the Royal Caribbean app.
What To Bring
Travel Documentation Checklist
- Passport Book or Passport Card, valid for at least six months after the cruise, is recommended. If your client does not have a Passport, they can bring a state-certified U.S. Birth Certificate + a valid Driver’s License or picture ID issued by the government for age 16 and older. If the name doesn’t match, bridging documents are required, like a Marriage Certificate.
- A COVID-19 vaccination proof for all guests 12 years and older, such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID-19 vaccination record card.
- A negative test result for COVID-19 printed or shown on your phone (not a doctor’s note).
For additional protocol information, please click the link below to read the detailed FAQs.
Please note that health protocols are expected to change over time. Guidance for other ports and sailings is still in development with federal, state, and local authorities. We will update you and your clients as protocols change.