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Royal Caribbean to Only Allow ‘Fully Vaccinated' Guests on Cruises

Adventure of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International

After a long, outbreak-caused hiatus, Royal Caribbean announced their summer lineup this week of 7-night cruises onboard its Adventure of the Seas ship starting in June.

But, there's one condition. These cruises are only available to adult guests who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and those under the age of 18 with negative test results.

“We are excited to get back to delivering memorable vacations in the Caribbean, gradually and safely," said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. "The vaccines are clearly a game-changer for all of us, and with the number of vaccinations and their impact growing rapidly, we believe starting with cruises for vaccinated adult guests and crew is the right choice. As we move forward, we expect this requirement and other measures will inevitably evolve over time."

Each ship's crew will also be required to be fully vaccinated.

However, some people are calling for a boycott against the cruise line due to its new policy.

One tweet claimed, "MAGAs are starting to boycott Royal Caribbean because they are requiring vaccinations for adult passengers and crew members when they start sailing again in June."

The cruise industry took a big hit when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a "no sail order" last spring.

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