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Cruise Policies

All cruise bookings are governed by the following entities and organizations. 

Cruise Ticket Contract

Before Boarding Your Cruise

Center for Disease Control

World Health Organization

Girl Let's Go Look Before You Book Contract

Here Are Our Most Common Inquiries

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Closed Loop Cruises - When a cruise starts in the USA and ends in the USA, no passport is required for US Citizens. 

Whenever a passport is NOT required, guest MUST be able to show an original birth certificate (no copies) and valid government issued ID card to prove US Residency (Military ID's cannot be used to prove citizenship, traveler must present a state issued government ID card.


Open Loop Cruises - If a cruise starts in or out of the USA and and ends in a different country, a passport is required for US Citizens.

Whenever a passport is required, the passport MUST have six months of validity past the trip dates or they may not be allowed to travel. This means if your trip is in February and your passport expires in April it is invalid and must be renewed for travel. 



Parents of minors must present an original birth certificate for each minor child showing their name as the parent. If a child is traveling with ONE parent, a notarized letter granting permission for the traveling parent to take the child out of the country for the dates of the cruise may be requested. It is suggested that all parents traveling with children have this letter if both parents (listed on the birth certificate are not present).


Guardians of minors (that are not their child) must have a notarized letter of permission and original Birth Certificate (not a copy) from the birth parent(s) identifying themselves as the guardian with permission to travel with the child for the exact dates of the cruise, name of cruise ship. birth certificate (original, a notarized copy or a certified copy) supervise the child and allow emergency medical treatment to be administered. · 



Due to limitations of medical care, both on board and in various ports of call, women who have entered or exceeded their 24th week of pregnancy, at any time during the cruise, will not be allowed to board or sail with the ship.


  • Although vaccines are not required, we encourage all guests 5 years of age and older to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines, when eligible, and carry proof of vaccination.* Guests are considered fully vaccinated if they have received their final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or the appropriate booster at least 14 days prior to the sailing day (not counting embarkation day).

    • Pre-cruise testing is no longer required to sail, with a few exceptions. At this time, only the following sailings have pre-cruise testing requirements:

    • Cruises from the U.S. and Caribbean that visit Colombia

    • Transatlantic and Transpacific Sailings

    • Cruises from Hawaii to Vancouver

    • Cruises from Australia

To find the most current information on Royal Caribbean Vaccination Policy, CLICK HERE

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