Royal Caribbean International President and CEO Michael Bayley on June 10 posted an outline of the line’s vaccine policy, as the company has been buffeted with accusations of reversing its all-vaccinated passenger mandate due to political considerations.
Some industry observers and fans have accused Royal Caribbean of reversing its vaccine mandate on cruises out of Florida to appease Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has banned any businesses from asking for proof of COVID-19 vaccinations. The reaction has been both positive and negative in our hyper-politicized society.
Bayley outlined the policy as it currently stands on June 10 as ships prepare to resume service from U.S. homeports.
– All crew members will be fully vaccinated on the entire Royal Caribbean fleet.
– The mandate is for fully vaccinated passengers on Adventure from Nassau, the Bahamas; Anthem of the Seas from Southampton, U.K.; Jewel of the Seas from Cyprus; Serenade and Ovation of the Seas from Seattle; Independence of the Seas from Galveston; and Harmony of the Seas from Barcelona.
– Vaccines are “strongly recommended” but not required for cruises on Freedom, Odyssey, Allure, Symphony and Mariner of the Seas sailing out of Florida ports in July and August.
Source: Travel Pulse