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3 Caribbean Cruises Are Resuming This Summer, But You'll Need The Vaccine
Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and Crystal Cruises will be setting sail this summer. The three cruise lines will require all passengers 18 and older to be fully vaccinated in order to board the ship. Passengers under the age of 18 will have to show a negative COVID-19 test result to cruise.
The cruise ships’ entire staffs will also be vaccinated. Passengers will have to observe all mandated requirements of the departure country, including receiving a negative COVID-19 test results within the required time frame before their cruise sets sail.
Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas will resume its seven-night cruises from Nassau, Bahamas in June and will run trips through August. The ship will stop at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private island, as well as Cozumel, Mexico.
Royal Caribbean president and CEO, Michael Bayley said, “We are excited to get back to delivering memorable vacations in the Caribbean, gradually and safely.”
“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.”
Celebrity Cruises will sail their newly renovated Celebrity Millennium ship from St. Maarten beginning June 5. This cruise will visit either Aruba, Curaçao, and Barbados, or Tortola, St. Lucia, and Barbados.
“We have been in constant contact with the leadership of St. Maarten these past months to support each other and share learnings and best practices,” said Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo.
“That we’re able to offer people the opportunity to safely vacation onboard the revolutionized Celebrity Millennium is incredible, and that we will sail from the magical island of St. Maarten is very special.”
In July, Crystal Cruises will resume its seven-night cruises on the Crystal Serenity departing from Nassau and Bimini.
Crystal Cruises’ interim president and CEO, Jack Anderson, said, “We are encouraged by the progress being made with the COVID-19 vaccines and what this means for our Crystal Family and the travel industry as a whole as we eagerly look forward to exploring the world again.”
“We know that peace of mind is the greatest luxury; and the vaccine requirement is simply the best way to ensure the safest possible Crystal experience for all on board.”