(Miami) Royal Caribbean International said on Friday that its eight ships will resume their voyages to the United States in July and August with departures from ports in the states of Florida, Texas and Washington.
The shipping lane said all crew members would be vaccinated against COVID-19. Travelers 16 years of age and older must also be vaccinated before traveling to Alaska. This requirement will be extended to travelers to Alaska aged 12 and overThere is August.
The Royal Caribbean has strongly recommended that passengers be vaccinated for other voyages through the United States. The company said uninvited passengers should be tested for COVID-19 and then follow other steps to be notified.
The Royal Caribbean has indicated that its first voyage to the United States since March 2020 will take place on July 2 aboard an independent ship from Miami.
Over the next six weeks, the company said five more ships will sail into the Caribbean after leaving Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Port Canaveral, Flor., And Calveston, Texas. The other two ships will sail from Seattle to Alaska.
Royal Caribbean is headquartered in Miami, but records its ships in other countries, with 12 ships scheduled to operate worldwide by the end of August. This includes ships from the UK, Europe and the Bahamas.
In the United States, travel lines have been discussing health measures with federal, state, and local authorities. The Royal Caribbean is planning test trips from this month. These pilot trips require less than 95% of passengers to make routine cross-sections of travel lines by being vaccinated.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Officials said this week that a lawsuit against the federal government over the terms of the resumption of cruise ships in Florida would threaten plans to restart the Alaska voyage.