Royal Caribbean is advising that for its cruises departing from Florida homeports from Aug. 1 to Dec. 31, 2021, each unvaccinated guest, 12 and older, must provide proof of a valid insurance policy as a condition of boarding.
The policy must have a minimum of (a) $25,000 per person in medical expense coverage and (b) $50,000 per person for quarantine and medical evacuation related to a positive COVID-19 test result.
As well, the insurance policy must name the unvaccinated guest as the policy holder or beneficiary, and may be purchased from a travel insurance company of the guest’s choosing or through the Royal Caribbean Travel Protection Program, which includes the requisite coverage.
This policy applies to sailings from Aug. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021, and all bookings — except bookings made between March 19, 2021 and June 28, 2021.
The cruise company advises that to be considered fully vaccinated, guests must receive their final dose of the vaccine 14 days before sailing and provide documentation such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 vaccination card.
Guests who do not or cannot provide proof of vaccination will be considered unvaccinated and subject to these terms.