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What Do I Need to Bring to Board the Ship?

This page contains important information regarding documentation required to board the ship. Details on each requirement are listed below. Please check back frequently for updates.

Please see the below FAQs for more detailed information on each of the requirements listed above.

  1. WHAT PASSPORT OR OTHER QUALIFYING FORM OF DOCUMENTATION IS ACCEPTED TO BOARD?

    • We strongly recommend that all guests travel with a valid passport with at least six (6) months validity during their cruise. This greatly assists guests who may need to fly out of the United States to meet their ship at the next available port should they miss their scheduled embarkation in a U.S. port; guests entering the U.S. at the end of their cruise; and guests needing to fly to the U.S. before their cruise ends because of medical, family, personal or business emergencies, missing a ship’s departure from a port of call, involuntary disembarkation from a ship due to misconduct, or other reasons.

      Guests who need to fly to the United States before their cruise ends will likely experience significant delays and complications related to booking airline tickets and entering the United States if they do not have a valid U.S. passport with them.

    • Sea Travel (for U.S. and Canada citizens only)

    • For voyages that begin and end in the same U.S. Port, U.S. citizens may travel with both a Government-issued birth certificate** and Government-issued picture ID card, such as a driver’s license.

      **A ‘birth certificate’ is issued by a government agency (state, county, city, etc.). This document (with seal and signature) is legal proof of citizenship that can be used by U.S. citizens for certain international travel. A ‘birth notice’ is issued by a hospital or other type of medical facility but it is not an approved travel document. It is a courtesy document that merely indicates where a birth occurred. It has no legal status and cannot be used to prove citizenship for international travel purposes.

  2. WHEN AND HOW CAN I CHECK-IN ONLINE TO RECEIVE A ROYAL CARIBBEAN SET SAIL PASS?

    • All guests must complete Royal Caribbean’s Online Check-in Process starting 45 days prior to sailing (January 12, 2022) and no later than 48 hours prior to embarkation. To complete this process, visit: royalcaribbean.com/booked and sign in to your account (or create your account of you do not yet have one). Upon completion of the Online Check-In, your SetSail Pass will be automatically generated.
    • 30 Days prior to sailing (January 27, 2022) and after the Online Check-In is complete, luggage tags will be available to print through My Royal Cruise.
    • Please note: To facilitate the efficient loading and distribution of luggage to your cabin, Royal Caribbean recommends all guests use these luggage tags. To avoid confusion and streamline the luggage distribution process, Star Trek: The Cruise will not provide luggage tags.
    • Alternately, guests may download the Royal Caribbean App on your phone and complete your check-in process on the App. Once completed in the App, you will receive an electronic SetSail Pass that may be used for boarding.
  3. WHAT VACCINES ARE ACCEPTED FOR THE PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIREMENT?

    • Royal Caribbean accepts vaccines that are fully approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. FDA or the World Health Organization. A guest is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the required number of doses in their vaccine series have been fully administered (e.g. 2 shots of Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, etc., or 1 shot of Johnson & Johnson).
  4. ARE MIXED VACCINES ACCEPTED?

    • Royal Caribbean accepts a mixed vaccination series consisting of doses from different manufacturers, as long as your vaccine series meets the following requirements: Acceptable proofs of full vaccination include:
      • Must consist of at least two doses of vaccines that are fully approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. FDA or the World Health Organization.
      • The 2 doses must be administered at least 28 days apart
      • The final dose must be completed at least 14 days before sailing.
      • Mixed vaccines may not be accepted at all ports of call. Guests who are vaccinated with a mixed series may not be allowed to go ashore at these ports, or may need to undergo additional testing if they wish to go ashore.
    • Acceptable COVID-19 vaccination documentation must be in the form of the original document issued by the country’s health authority or healthcare provider that administered the vaccination.
  5. HOW LONG DO YOU CONSIDER MY VACCINE GOOD FOR? DO I NEED TO GET RE-VACCINATED OR GET A BOOSTER SHOT TO SAIL?

    • There is currently no guidance from drug makers or U.S. government agencies that indicates a set expiration date for full vaccination status, or a requirement for a booster in order to retain your full vaccination status.
    • Royal Caribbean is not requiring any vaccine booster shots at this time, regardless of a guest’s date of vaccination, as long as the guest has completed their full vaccine regimen. If a guest has received a vaccine booster shot it will not interfere with the full vaccination status they obtained when completing their original series.
    • We will continue to follow the CDC’s guidance on vaccine status and vaccine boosters and will update booked guests and published protocols as situations evolve.
  6. HOW FAR IN ADVANCE OF MY CRUISE DO I NEED TO BE VACCINATED?

    • In order to be considered fully vaccinated, a guest must have received their last dose in their vaccine series no less than 14 full days before their sail date. The 14-day period starts the day you get your last dose — that’s Day 1. After 14 days pass, you can get onboard on Day 15. For example, if you received your final dose on February 12, your 14-day countdown starts on February 12th, and you would be permitted to board the ship on February 26th.
  7. WHAT FORMS OF COVID-19 VACCINATION RECORDS WILL BE ACCEPTED?

    • In general, only vaccines that are fully approved or authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted. Certificates of Recovery are not accepted at this time.
    • Acceptable proofs of full vaccination include:
      • COVID-19 vaccination card (original card only) no photos or photocopies accepted, laminated vaccination cards will be accepted.
      • Digital COVID-19 certificate to include Full Legal Name (matching travel documents), DOB, brand of vaccine and dose dates.
      • Record of COVID-19 vaccination from a healthcare provider including original digital email notification to include Full Legal Name (matching travel documents), DOB, brand of vaccine and dose dates.
    • Acceptable COVID-19 vaccination documentation must be in the form of the original document issued by the country’s health authority or healthcare provider that administered the vaccination.
    • If you are concerned as to whether your “proof” qualifies, contact Royal Caribbean at 866-562-7625.
  8. WHAT TYPE OF COVID-19 TESTS ARE ACCEPTED?

    • There are three common types of diagnostic COVID-19 tests that satisfy pre-cruise testing requirements. All tests must be supervised by a health professional, such as a doctor, pharmacy technician, public health worker, or telehealth professional. Telehealth testing at home is only accepted conducted under live video supervision.
      • A molecular test, also called a PCR test or NAAT test.
      • An antigen test, also called a rapid antigen test.
      • Telehealth self-tests taken at home that meet the following requirements:
        • The test must have Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. FDA.
        • The self-test process must happen under live supervision on a video call with a telehealth representative.
        • The telehealth provider must issue you a result document that includes all the necessary information.
        • International guests sailing from the U.S. are able to complete their testing using telehealth test kits, providing the kit has been authorized for use by the U.S. FDA. Telehealth test kits obtained internationally that do not meet this requirement will not be accepted. International guests can arrange to have F.D.A. approved test kits shipped to the U.S. address where they’ll be staying before their cruise and complete their test prior to departing for the cruise terminal using a U.S. PayPal address to complete the purchase.
        • For more information visit https://store.optum.com/royal-caribbean/
    • You must receive a valid results document from your test provider that includes provider name, your name, the date the test was taken, type of test, and your negative result. This can be a printed document, email, or telehealth app notification. Handwritten doctor’s notes will not be accepted.
    • You will present your negative test result at the terminal upon boarding. Print out your result, if possible, as you may need to present it at various points.
  9. WHAT TYPES OF COVID-19 TESTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED?

    • Antibody tests are not accepted, as they do not detect a current infection. Home test kits that are self-administered at home, and not supervised live by a telehealth professional, are also not accepted.
  10. WHEN DO I NEED TO TAKE MY TEST?

    • All guests need to take the test no more than 2 days before the sailing. Because the cruise sails on Saturday, you can take your test on Thursday or Friday. You could also take it on Saturday morning if necessary — of course, we don’t recommend waiting until the last minute.
  11. WHERE CAN I TAKE MY TEST?

    • IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMEND ALL GUESTS COMPLETE THE REQUIRED TESTING PRIOR TO TRAVELING TO FLORIDA/PORT OF EMBARKATION.
    • COVID-19 testing is very common nowadays. Most local pharmacy chains offer it, and most county or state websites can help you find a local public testing site. You can also go to a doctor’s office, diagnostic lab, or telehealth provider to get your test. Testing at various airports may also be available.
    • Radisson Resort at the Port, Star Trek: The Cruise’s recommended guest hotel, offers antigen and PCR testing on site through Inspire Diagnostics. Appointments can be scheduled here: https://inspirediagnostics.com/cruiselines/

      • PCR Testing $99/Person with results in about two hours.
      • Antigen Testing $40/Person with results in about 15 minutes.
    • U.S. guests can test at home using the Royal Caribbean approved telehealth test kit. Available here: https://store.optum.com/royal-caribbean/
  12. WHERE DO I PRESENT MY TEST RESULTS?

    • You will present your negative test result at the terminal upon boarding. Print out your result if possible, for easy access, as you may need to present it at various points. Royal Caribbean will also accept a valid test results document presented on your phone.
  13. WHAT IS THE HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE AND HOW DO I COMPLETE IT?

    • Royal Caribbean has implemented a brief wellness screening that all guests must complete prior to boarding the ship. We encourage guests to complete Royal Caribbean’s Health Questionnaire that will be available on the Royal Caribbean App the day prior to boarding. If you do not complete this questionnaire on the App, you will be required to complete it in the Terminal on Embarkation Day.
  14. ARE MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED ONBOARD?

    • Our team encourages you to do what makes you feel the most comfortable. If you wish to wear a mask in any situation, please feel free to do so. Masks are required in the cruise terminal during the check-in process and may potentially be required in some ports of call. Masks and social distancing are not required on the ship, however guests are encouraged to do whatever makes them feel most comfortable and safe.