Healthy Sail Center

Updated Vaccination Protocol for U.S. and European Cruises

We continue to work with our destination partners to evolve our protocols and align with the broader travel industry, as we transition to the point that everyone can vacation with us.

Starting with September 5th departures, all travelers regardless of vaccination status can cruise on the following itineraries, as long as they meet any testing requirements to board.

Vaccination requirements remain in place until further notice for any homeport not mentioned above. Visit our Getting Ready to Cruise page to view current protocols by homeport.

Other Homeports & Destinations

We are working with local governments in the Eastern Caribbean to align on vaccination requirements for more itineraries. We want to ensure a great experience going ashore at these ports, for guests of any vaccination status, while meeting local health regulations. We’ll have more info in the coming days.

Healthy Sailing at a Glance


Vaccine Guidance

Travelers of any vaccination status can cruise on select
US sailings and all European sailings starting
September 5th.


Vaccinated Crew

All crew onboard our ships and at our private destinations are fully vaccinated, and boosted once eligible.


Precruise Testing

Vaccinated guests will not need to show a test to board shorter itineraries.


Mask Guidance

Masks are optional for vaccinated guests and recommended for unvaccinated children. See full guidance.

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Flexibility when you need it

Get a 100% refund if anyone in your travel party tests positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of your cruise.*

Getting Ready for a Healthy Cruise



Healthy Ships, Happy Guests


Learn more about the ways we keep our ships sparkling clean and healthy, from sanitized surfaces to air filtration to our newly upgraded medical center.

100% Fresh, Filtered Air

There’s nothing like the fresh air of the open ocean, wherever you are on board. On Royal Caribbean® ships, our HVAC system continuously supplies 100% fresh, filtered air from outdoors to all indoor spaces. You can breathe easy knowing that, thanks to this robust system, the transmission of aerosol particles between spaces (like those from a cough) is extremely low to virtually impossible — as validated in an independent assessment conducted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the National Strategic Research Institute on board a Royal Caribbean ship.

Medical Grade Cleaning Standards

Royal Caribbean® takes great pride in keeping our ships sparkling clean. Now, with guidance from our Healthy Sail Panel, we’re going further than ever before. Our new sanitization protocols use EPA-certified disinfectants and techniques like electrostatic fogging to clean frequently and consistently. Plus we’ve reduced the need to touch surfaces wherever possible.

Upgraded Medical Facilities & Expert Care

There’s nothing more important than your health and safety. That’s why we’ve made our high-quality onboard medical care stronger than ever, with more doctors and nurses on each ship and state-of-the-art equipment enhancements. And in the event of a suspected case of COVID-19, we’re fully prepared with immediate medical evaluations, rapid testing, and more critical care beds on each ship.

Safe, Timely Return Home In Any Scenario

In the event a guest or crew member tests positive while we’re sailing, Royal Caribbean® has partnered with local authorities to develop transport protocols to get you home safely.

*Last modified April 29, 2022. Subject to change. “Traveling Party” means your family members living with you in the same household and traveling companions assigned to your stateroom on the cruise. Conditioned upon compliance with the RCG COVID-19 Policies and Procedures in effect at the time of the cruise. To qualify for a refund, if your COVID-19 test was administered by a provider other than one retained by Royal Caribbean, you must present your verified positive test result in a form acceptable to Royal Caribbean. Additional terms and conditions apply. 

^Last modified May 17, 2022. Subject to change. Please note that homeports may have different local isolation requirements and restrictions. Additional terms and conditions may apply. 
Health and safety protocols, guest conduct rules, and regional travel restrictions vary by ship and destination, and are subject to change without notice. Due to evolving health protocols, imagery and messaging may not accurately reflect onboard and destination experiences, offerings, features, or itineraries. These may not be available during your voyage, may vary by ship and destination, and may be subject to change without notice.




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