For cruises departing from all U.S. ports (except Florida ports), Royal Caribbean requires all guests 16 years of age and older to be fully vaccinated, and from Aug. 1, all guests 12 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated. Younger travelers not yet eligible for the vaccine will be able to sail with a negative test result and must follow certain protocols.
On cruises departing from Florida ports, all guests are strongly recommended to be fully vaccinated. Based on our guest surveys, we expect 90% of all our guests to be fully vaccinated. Guests eligible but not fully vaccinated or able to show proof of vaccination will be subject to testing and additional health protocols at their own expense. Children not eligible for vaccines will be subject to complimentary testing and health protocols.
Vaccine requirements are one of the many layers that safeguard the well-being of our guests, crew and the communities we visit. Additional health and safety measures include our fully vaccinated crew, testing, the robust onboard ventilation system and enhanced cleaning.
As we work to finalize all protocols for cruises departing from U.S. ports, in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well state and local authorities, our goal is to fully comply with federal, state and local laws, as we always have. Royal Caribbean will continue to evaluate and update its health and safety measures as circumstances evolve and in compliance with federal, state and local government and health authorities.
Guests and travel advisors looking for information on our measures can visit our website: cruises from the U.S. and Bahamas, cruises from the UK and Cyprus, cruises from Spain and Italy, cruises from Singapore, and cruises from Hong Kong. The vaccine policies, which are in line with local regulations, are currently the following: