Can you believe August is already here? It is the middle of Summer and there is a lot of Royal Caribbean news to catch up from during this week.
This week, Royal Caribbean added a testing requirement for cruises that are at least 5 nights.
Guests sailing on cruises beginning July 31 that are 5-nights or longer will have to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test at check-in.
The new test result is for all passengers, regardles of if they are vaccinated or not.
Tests must be administered no more than three days prior to sailing, and either antigen or PCR tests are acceptable.
Royal Caribbean News
- Royal Caribbean CEO addresses mixed vaccines and vaccine requirements
- Royal Caribbean extends ability to cancel cruise for a credit until August 31, 2021
- Odyssey of the Seas began her first sailing with paying passengers
- Royal Caribbean Group CEO: We should worry about Delta variant but we shouldn't panic
- Royal Caribbean will continue to follow CDC cruise ship recommendations
- Ovation of the Seas began her test cruise
- Allure of the Seas Test Cruise Live Blog
- Royal Caribbean releases which venues on its newest cruise ship will be open to vaccinated passengers only
New RCB Video: U.S. appeals court lifts CDC cruise ship restrictions
Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — U.S. appeals court lifts CDC cruise ship restrictions — and don’t forget to subscribe here.
Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast
Aaron went on the first big ship to visit Alaska since 2019, and reports on what it was like to sail again to Alaska, as well as the significance of cruising's return.
What it's like on a test cruise
What happens on one of the CDC's simulated voyages?
I had the chance to sail on a 2-night test cruise aboard Allure of the Seas, which is required by the U.S. government in order to offer a cruise with paying passengers.
It's the first of a series of test cruises in the next few weeks that the line is opening up to its most loyal passengers, as well as travel agents, as it seeks to fulfill the requirements of the CDC's Conditional Sail Order.