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If I am reading things right, in order to sail with children 12 and older they must be vaccinated? Okay, so is the company going to refund my four after this date sailings? My daughter is 15 and while vaccination isn't off the table we want to wait for additional education before we give her this vaccine, so clearly our sailing 01 August 2021 is a no go. I paid with my FCC's please, will they be issuing refunds now? As an adult I am vaccinated, but I want to do my due diligence not be forced into something before I am ready. Thoughts? Anyone in the same boat here? @Matt am I understanding this correctly?? @Sharla what now? 

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I think we'll learn more in the coming days.

There is a lot to this new requirement including the need to address guests who have birthdays in July or August that will turn "vaccine age" but can't get vaccinated in time to sail.  

I realize this new requirement may be unsettling but we need to see how it plays out and what their offers will be.  Give it a few days.

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24 minutes ago, twangster said:

I think we'll learn more in the coming days.

There is a lot to this new requirement including the need to address guests who have birthdays in July or August that will turn "vaccine age" but can't get vaccinated in time to sail.  

I realize this new requirement may be unsettling but we need to see how it plays out and what their offers will be.  Give it a few days.

The twangster whisperer, always making me feel just a bit better with a few strokes of the keyboard. I hope you are correct, this is insanity. I flinched when I saw 16, as I thought 18 was young enough. 12 is beyond over reach. 

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I thought we had to keep it about cruising, not about the vaccine, or was this only for the topics that were flagged with this statement? 

Trust me,  speaking about the vaccine and how it will relates to my cruise vacations on Royal is important.  

And Neese, I feel the same way!

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For Alaska, it's possible the original terms from February are still available.  Something to inquire about or look back to see if you have the notices from then.

https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/2021/02/17/royal-caribbean-pushes-back-final-payment-date-2021-alaska-and-new-england-cruises

In addition to pushing back the final payment date, Royal Caribbean has offered guests options for changing their sailing or getting a refund:

  • Leave their bookings as they are, and wait to see what happens. All final payment dates have been extended to just 45 days prior to embarkation day.
  • Request a 100% refund of the amount they've paid, to the original form of payment, to be processed by June 30, 2021.
  • Choose a 125% future cruise credit (for sailings booked by April 30, 2022, and departing through September 30, 2022). Credits will be issued by April 16, 2021.
  • Select a modified Lift & Shift, allowing the reservation to be moved to the same date next year (plus or minus one week) on the same ship with the same itinerary.
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1 hour ago, Neesa said:

If I am reading things right, in order to sail with children 12 and older they must be vaccinated? Okay, so is the company going to refund my four after this date sailings? My daughter is 15 and while vaccination isn't off the table we want to wait for additional education before we give her this vaccine, so clearly our sailing 01 August 2021 is a no go. I paid with my FCC's please, will they be issuing refunds now? As an adult I am vaccinated, but I want to do my due diligence not be forced into something before I am ready. Thoughts? Anyone in the same boat here? @Matt am I understanding this correctly?? @Sharla what now? 

@Neesa, where is your Aug 1 cruise embarking from?

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7 minutes ago, TXcruzer said:

Maybe I was wrong, but I was under the impression that these vaccine requirements posted today were applicable to Adventure and Nassau only. No?

I don't believe so. Or at least, not yet.

The lowered age is specifically for Alaska:

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Travelers can plan their Alaska cruise with peace of mind knowing that all crew members and vacationers 16 years of age or older will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and everyone 12 or older as of August 1. Those underage will receive a test prior to sailing. These measures are part of the cruise line’s Royal Promise commitment to the health and safety of every guest, crew member and community visited. The measures will be evaluated and updated as public health circumstances evolve. Royal Caribbean will continue to work closely with local health officials on specific measures outlined for the region.

 

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VACCINE REQUIREMENT
This sailing requires proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for guests age 16 and older.

How many staterooms will you need?

Most rooms accommodate up to 4 guests


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