For Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona or Rome, all Royal Caribbean guests age 18 and older must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, with the final dose of their vaccine administered at least 14 days before sailing. Guests younger than 18 don’t need to be vaccinated— but if they are, they should bring their proof of vaccination to board and they can follow the testing guidance for fully vaccinated guests. For transatlantic cruises from Barcelona, all guests must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, with the final dose of their vaccine administered at least 14 days before sailing. Guests without proof of vaccination will not be permitted to sail. All crew onboard Harmony of the Seas will be fully vaccinated.
Going Ashore & Excursions
Spain - Fully vaccinated parties have the choice of booking a shore excursion or visiting freely. Parties that wish to go ashore and include any unvaccinated guests, must book a shore excursion through Royal Caribbean that is provided by an independent local tour operator that has agreed to comply with recommended health protocols. Vaccinated parents wishing to go ashore freely can visit our youth facilities once onboard to learn about drop off program hours and availability, and reserve time for their child on the day they wish to go in port.
Italy - All travel parties that wish to go ashore must purchase a local tour through Royal Caribbean. We have worked with local tour operators to ensure they follow health and safety guidance that aligns with our Healthy Sail Panel recommendations. Shore Excursions are available at a variety of price points and may be purchased in advance on Cruise Planner or once onboard using the Royal Caribbean App. This policy is subject to change as we continue to evaluate circumstances around the globe. All guests are subject to local restrictions and requirements in the ports we visit, such as local mask ordinances.
To ensure the safety of guests, crew and the communities visited, travel requirements may vary by port and country of departure. Further detail will be provided as available.
Onboard Health and Safety
Royal Caribbean have partnered with medical and scientific advisors from their Healthy Sail Panel, their Global Head of Public Health and Chief Medical Officer, and local health and government authorities to help them develop their onboard protocols. These measures will include reduced capacities, enhanced cleaning and sanitisation and physical distancing.