COVID-19 Protocols (RCI)

All passengers should visit Royal Caribbean’s website for the latest protocols for guests sailing from the U.S. They will continue to update their website as public health situations evolve. Booked guests also will be provided the latest details prior to sailing. See the Royal Caribbean Healthy Sail Center for the latest info and find answers to questions that are specific to your situation.

In brief, to board Independence of the Seas in Cape Canaveral, Florida, for RLC IX on February 14, 2022, passengers must meet the following requirements:

  • Passengers age 12 and older must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with the final dose administered at least 14 days before sailing (no later than January 30, 2022). We strongly urge you to visit the Royal Caribbean Healthy Sail Center for details regarding which vaccines are accepted.
  • Show a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result taken no more than 2 days before boarding day. If you plan to board at 2 pm on Monday, February 14, your test should be administered no earlier than 2 pm on Saturday, February 12. Again, the Healthy Sail Center has information regarding which tests are accepted and which ones are not, as well as a few different options available for completing your test.

Tips for a Smooth Boarding

  • Your test results must include 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.
  • If you receive your test result electronically, after pulling up the result take a screenshot. Certain providers only offer a temporary link to test results and you may be unable to access the information later (via the link provided) when you arrive at the cruise terminal.
  • Take photos or screenshots of all documents required for boarding.
  • Complete Royal Caribbean’s Online Check In. Enter all information, upload the documents requested and be sure to complete the Health Questionnaire (you’ll receive a request approximately 24 hours prior to boarding).
  • Install and use the Royal Caribbean App on your smartphone, as it will have your Set Sail Pass required for entering the cruise terminal and boarding the ship.
  • Some hotels in the vicinity of the port are offering rapid antigen testing options for cruisers. Contact your hotel directly for information.

 

 

What Passengers Think

My husband and I took a chance and booked our first ever cruise in December 2011 after listening to a radio commercial about a cruise with ZZ Top, George Thorogood and John Kay playing and cruising with us (among many other great bands!). This was “Woodstock on Water”! We have been on every one since and have made many new friends who we correspond with throughout the year and look forward to seeing every year. There should be a different word than “Cruise” to describe this because it does not compare to a standard cruise by any means. Seeing- greeting-hugging-taking pictures with so many of our idols – PRICELESS!! Pam and the NAHA staff do an outstanding job and we always book as soon as each cruise booking opens – no need to wait to see who will be rockin’ us! If you like classic and southern rock and have not booked this cruise, do not wait or you’ll miss out. It sells out earlier every year. (Love to all the Dfers and FB Rock Legends Cruise Fans and FB Rock Legends Cruise Party’ers!)

Judy Diaz, DON'T MISS OUT! Judy Diaz, DON'T MISS OUT!

This was my 5th RLC out of 6 and will be on the next one in 2019. It is the only way to do a cruise and one of the best ways to have an over the top rock ‘n roll experience. There are three venues with shows going on from 10 am to past 12 midnight – every day! Once you’re done for the night, the convenience of your cabin is just steps away. The RLC lineup speaks for itself. There is so much talent, legends and upcoming rockers, on the ship! The people, your fellow rockers, are all there for the same reason – rock ‘n roll! Don’t be surprised if you run into a few rock stars on the elevator or just hanging out watching a show.

L. Kelly, Best Rock'n Roll Experience L. Kelly, Best Rock'n Roll Experience