Royal Caribbean joins list that will require vaccinations


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Fans line up to see the new 6,500-passenger Carnival Cruise Line ship Mardi Gras arrive at Port Canaveral, Florida, last Friday. Carnival says it is staffing up the ship and will need to run a test cruise for COVID-19 protocols before it can start its Caribbean cruises later this summer. The billion-dollar ship has 20 decks and is the eighth largest cruise ship in the world. The Mardi Gras, which was built in Finland, is the first ship in North America powered entirely by liquefied natural gas

MIAMI (AP) - Royal Caribbean International said it will require vaccinations for passengers 16 and older on cruises to Alaska, and that crew members on all of its ships will be vaccinated against

COVID-19 before it restarts cruise operations

­­­__next month to Alaska and from ports in Texas and Florida.

The vaccination requirement will be expanded to cover Alaska-bound passengers 12 and over starting Aug. 1.

Royal Caribbean is the latest of most other major cruise operators to Alaska - including Holland America, Carnival, Princess and Norwegian-to announce that passengers will be requi...

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