You may have been watching the news and have some concerns about your 7 February 2020 sailing. We appreciate the CDC’s abundance of caution and their partnership. 

None of the four guests being tested by the CDC showed any clinical signs or symptoms of coronavirus. One had tested positive onboard for Influenza A. Our records indicate that the guests had not been in China since 26 January. 

We have also been cleared by authorities to depart, as usual. However, to reassure concerned guests, we will delay our departure ‪until Saturday, 8 February 2020, when we will receive the conclusive test results from the CDC.

We know that you may be anxious about boarding the ship – we’re anxious too! So, we’ve decided to push our boarding to 8 February 2020, at 5:00 PM EST, while we wait for the results from the CDC.

We’ve also made adjustments to our itinerary, which can be found below:

We’ll set sail from Cape Liberty at 10:00 PM on Saturday, 8 February instead of 3:00 PM on Friday, 7 February. Additionally, our visit to Port Canaveral will now be on 11 February from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM and to Perfect Day at CocoCay on 12 February from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Unfortunately, we’ll be unable to visit Nassau, Bahamas.

7/2 Friday Cape Liberty, New Jersey -
8/2 Saturday Cruising Cape Liberty, New Jersey
9/2 Sunday Cruising Cruising
10/2 Monday Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida Cruising
11/2 Tuesday Perfect Day at CocoCay Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
12/2 Wednesday Nassau, Bahamas Perfect Day at CocoCay
13/2 Thursday Cruising Cruising
14/2 Friday Cruising Cruising
15/2 Saturday Cape Liberty, New Jersey Cape Liberty, New Jersey

Given that we have shortened the sailing and modified the itinerary, you’ll receive a two-day refund in the form of an onboard credit. Plus a pro-rated credit, to the value of two days, for any pre-purchased packages such as drinks, Internet or dining. Both credits will be added to your Onboard Account and can be used anywhere on the ship.

Please also take a minute to review our screening and boarding protocols. We have been working with medical experts, public health authorities and local governments, and in alignment with new stricter CDC protocols, we are tightening our measures to protect guests and crew. These steps are intentionally conservative, and we apologise that they will inconvenience some of our guests.

Until further notice, all ships in the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. fleet will adopt these health-screening protocols:

Getting Ready to Cruise From Singapore

Prior to boarding, if you have received a Health Advisory by Ministry of Health or are serving a Stay-Home Notice, please call us at +65 6675 0419 or please contact your Travel Advisor immediately as you will be unable to join us for our sailing.

For any sailing on or before 07th Apr 2022, you must be a resident of Singapore or holding a valid long term pass to sail with us.

For 11 Apr 2022 and onwards sailings, all guests will be able to sail with us as long as they are allowed to enter Singapore as per Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website. However, all travelers must meet their corresponding health protocols as per indicated on the ICA website before they will be allowed to sail.



All guests older than 12 years of age (13 years and older) are required to be fully vaccinated, having received their final dose no less than 14 days prior to sailing.

COVID-19 Testing:

All guests, regardless of age or vaccination status, must undergo a professionally supervised rapid antigen test on boarding day and receive a negative result to board the ship.

For any sailing on or before 07th Apr 2022 all guests must complete an Antigen test the day of sailing. All guests will complete testing at the Raffles City Convention Centre before heading for the terminal for the cruise. All guests will register with Eurofins via the TrustOne website for an Antigen test that must be completed on sail day at the Raffles City Convention Centre. Guests should arrive to the Raffles City One Hour prior to terminal boarding time.

For 11th Apr 2022 and onwards sailings all guests have the following options available to take their test:

• Take your ART test at Fullerton Health Testing Centre @ Raffles City Kopitiam at Level 2. To make an appointment, please contact them at +65 63333636 (option 4). No Walk-ins allowed.

• Go to any of the Quick Test Centres (QTCs) or Combined Test Centres (CTCs), to book your ART test appointment online via Appointment Booking Portal, click here to book. Alternatively, click here for more information as to where you can complete your ART at a location convenient to you. Appointments may or may not be allowed. IMPORTANT! Please make sure the test centre chosen can test all age groups in your travelling party before going down

• Take your ART test over video consultation with an approved private healthcare provider (Tele-ART). Depending on the selected provider, test results may take up to 4 hours to receive

It is the guest’s responsibility to book their pre-cruise testing appointment, at their own expense. Please make sure the test centre chosen can test all age groups in your travelling party and that you have ample time to arrive at your selected check-in time. Please proceed to the cruise terminal at your selected arrival time only after you and your travelling party have received negative test results. If the name on your result doesn’t match your travel documents, bring a bridging document that proves it’s you.

Return Home Testing:
Some guests may require a test to return to their home country. The scheduling and cost of this test will be the guest's responsibility.

Contact Tracing:

Guests must download the TraceTogether app or bring their TraceTogether (TT) token on boarding day. Passengers without either will not be allowed to board the ship. Children under 7 years old are exempted and are not required to have the TT Token or app with them.


Masks are always required except during eating/drinking or doing strenuous activities. If a guest removes their mask, they should maintain physical distancing between themselves and other guests/travelling parties.

Itineraries visiting St. Petersburg, Russia

Last updated March 1st, 2022

The safety of our guests and crew is always our top priority. We are continuously monitoring events taking place around the world, including the situation in Ukraine. With the recent events, we have made the decision to cancel our visits to St. Petersburg, Russia on all Summer 2022 itineraries. We have planned alternative ports and will communicate itinerary changes to our guests and travel partners.

Cancelled Sailings

Last updated January 29th, 2022

As a result of the ongoing COVID-related circumstances around the world, and in an abundance of caution, Royal Caribbean International is pausing operations for the following ships:

Vision of the Seas’ return to cruising is postponed until March 7, 2022

Serenade of the Seas sailings from January 8 – March 5, returning after dry dock on April 26, 2022

Jewel of the Seas sailings from January 9 – February 12, returning on February 20, 2022

Symphony of the Seas sailings from January 8 – January 22, returning on January 29, 2022

Independence of the Seas sailing on January 22, 2022

Quantum of the Seas sailings departing on January 31, 2022 and February 3, 2022

We regret having to cancel our guests’ long-awaited vacations and appreciate their loyalty and understanding. Our top priority is always the well-being of our guests, our crew and the communities we visit.

COVID-19 Travel Update

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people gather. Due to evolving health protocols, certain onboard and destination experiences, offerings, features, or itineraries may not be available during your voyage, may vary by ship and destination, and may be subject to change without notice. Imagery and messaging on the Royal Caribbean website and other company advertising may not accurately reflect experiences that are currently unavailable or otherwise impacted by evolving health protocols.

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