NEWS UPDATE: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Will No Longer Segregate Passengers

Royal Caribbean has made a major update to their health and safety protocols across all of their fleets. And while most of their protocols still stay intact, this huge change is a step towards normalcy.

Today, we’re talking all about Royal Caribbean’s health and safety protocols. We know that all cruise lines have had to adhere to very strict guidelines per the CDC conditional sailing order in order to even restart their ships. But Royal Caribbean took a very different approach from the other cruise lines and we’re going to get into that.

Of course, like most cruise lines, Royal Caribbean is sailing at a 95% vaccinated rate. That means 95% of the guests on board are fully vaccinated. Leaving an extra 5% of the guests on board to be deemed unvaccinated passengers. Now those that fall in the 5% range would be things like kids. So, people that just aren’t old enough to become fully vaccinated or those that have medical or religious exemptions.

Royal Caribbean did this very different thing where we saw them put separate areas on all of their ships. So, there was vaccinated only areas and then there was unvaccinated areas. Unvaccinated couldn’t sit in certain parts of the theater. There were venues such as the casino and the Schooner Bar that they weren’t allowed to go to.

Well, I am excited that this is the news that I have to share today because Royal Caribbean is doing away with those separated vaccinated versus non-vaccinated areas. I think this is huge news because this is a step towards normalcy. That is what we all want right?

We all want things to kind of go back to the way that they were before the pandemic. We want to be able to cruise like we cruised in 2019. And with Royal Caribbean doing away with these separated areas, that means that the unvaccinated and vaccinated can be together again on their ship.

This is great for families that have kids. Because the kids were unvaccinated, there were places that they just couldn’t go to. There were places in the theater that they couldn’t sit. You know, if kids really liked to sit down in front of the theater all the way up, they weren’t allowed to. They had to sit typically up in the balcony because that was where the unvaccinated space was.

And more than anything, I hope this is a little bit of speculation, but I hope we’re going to see those bracelets go away. If you’ve sailed in 2021 on Royal Caribbean, you know exactly what I am talking about. Royal Caribbean made everyone wear bracelets to let you know who was vaccinated and who was not vaccinated.

We don’t know that if these are going away for sure but I certainly hope that this means that they are. The whole point of these bracelets was to help people know where they were allowed to go and weren’t allowed to go. And also, to help the security and the staff and crew on board, to know who are allowed in certain venues.

If you sailed especially in October, November or December on Royal Caribbean you know that they switched over from rubber bands to cloth bracelets. They were the worst part of the cruise. They got wet when you went in the water. They like dangled on your wrist, in your food. They got smelly. I hope that those go away forever and they never come back.

There are certain protocols for unvaccinated that are still staying in place. If you do have unvaccinated kids, I am sorry to say that you still cannot get off at some ports and just roam around freely. You may have to be booking your tours directly through Royal Caribbean.

Of course, when it comes to masks, Royal Caribbean did lift their mask mandate and made it kind of an optional thing for cruises here moving forward. If you’re unvaccinated, you still do have to wear a mask in all indoor venues.

And the cruise lines know that they have to do this. All the major cruise lines came out recently, reporting their 4th quarter numbers for 2021. There were major losses. Norwegian, for example, lost billions of dollars. And it’s because people don’t want to cruise with all of these protocols.

We understand there is a lot of you out there that will not take a cruise until things are a little bit more back to normal or you don’t have to go through the hassle of, for example taking a Covid test before getting on board.

I do understand that it is not easy and it definitely adds one additional step to your cruise that you just don’t want to have to deal with. Especially if you’re cruising on a cruise line like Disney or Virgin.

I’m not totally sure if things like testing and the vaccine requirement will be lifted here yet this year. We might not see that go away until 2023 so if that’s what you’re waiting for, you still might have to wait a little bit longer to cruise.

But for now, this unvaccinated versus vaccinated venue policy has been lifted and I think that it’s something to be thankful for. Like I said, the cruise lines know that they have to go back to a more normal way of cruising in order to get the masses to come back and begin cruising again.

Cruising must become profitable so that it can become sustainable and we can keep seeing things like new ships come out in the future. Otherwise, we would see the cruise industry just go away completely. And that is not what we want to happen.

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    NEWS UPDATE: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Will No Longer Segregate Passengers

    Royal Caribbean has made a major update to their health and safety protocols across all of their fleets. And while most of their protocols still stay intact, this huge change is a step towards normalcy.

    Today, we’re talking all about Royal Caribbean’s health and safety protocols. We know that all cruise lines have had to adhere to very strict guidelines per the CDC conditional sailing order in order to even restart their ships. But Royal Caribbean took a very different approach from the other cruise lines and we’re going to get into that.

    Of course, like most cruise lines, Royal Caribbean is sailing at a 95% vaccinated rate. That means 95% of the guests on board are fully vaccinated. Leaving an extra 5% of the guests on board to be deemed unvaccinated passengers. Now those that fall in the 5% range would be things like kids. So, people that just aren’t old enough to become fully vaccinated or those that have medical or religious exemptions.

    Royal Caribbean did this very different thing where we saw them put separate areas on all of their ships. So, there was vaccinated only areas and then there was unvaccinated areas. Unvaccinated couldn’t sit in certain parts of the theater. There were venues such as the casino and the Schooner Bar that they weren’t allowed to go to.

    Well, I am excited that this is the news that I have to share today because Royal Caribbean is doing away with those separated vaccinated versus non-vaccinated areas. I think this is huge news because this is a step towards normalcy. That is what we all want right?

    We all want things to kind of go back to the way that they were before the pandemic. We want to be able to cruise like we cruised in 2019. And with Royal Caribbean doing away with these separated areas, that means that the unvaccinated and vaccinated can be together again on their ship.

    This is great for families that have kids. Because the kids were unvaccinated, there were places that they just couldn’t go to. There were places in the theater that they couldn’t sit. You know, if kids really liked to sit down in front of the theater all the way up, they weren’t allowed to. They had to sit typically up in the balcony because that was where the unvaccinated space was.

    And more than anything, I hope this is a little bit of speculation, but I hope we’re going to see those bracelets go away. If you’ve sailed in 2021 on Royal Caribbean, you know exactly what I am talking about. Royal Caribbean made everyone wear bracelets to let you know who was vaccinated and who was not vaccinated.

    We don’t know that if these are going away for sure but I certainly hope that this means that they are. The whole point of these bracelets was to help people know where they were allowed to go and weren’t allowed to go. And also, to help the security and the staff and crew on board, to know who are allowed in certain venues.

    If you sailed especially in October, November or December on Royal Caribbean you know that they switched over from rubber bands to cloth bracelets. They were the worst part of the cruise. They got wet when you went in the water. They like dangled on your wrist, in your food. They got smelly. I hope that those go away forever and they never come back.

    There are certain protocols for unvaccinated that are still staying in place. If you do have unvaccinated kids, I am sorry to say that you still cannot get off at some ports and just roam around freely. You may have to be booking your tours directly through Royal Caribbean.

    Of course, when it comes to masks, Royal Caribbean did lift their mask mandate and made it kind of an optional thing for cruises here moving forward. If you’re unvaccinated, you still do have to wear a mask in all indoor venues.

    And the cruise lines know that they have to do this. All the major cruise lines came out recently, reporting their 4th quarter numbers for 2021. There were major losses. Norwegian, for example, lost billions of dollars. And it’s because people don’t want to cruise with all of these protocols.

    We understand there is a lot of you out there that will not take a cruise until things are a little bit more back to normal or you don’t have to go through the hassle of, for example taking a Covid test before getting on board.

    I do understand that it is not easy and it definitely adds one additional step to your cruise that you just don’t want to have to deal with. Especially if you’re cruising on a cruise line like Disney or Virgin.

    I’m not totally sure if things like testing and the vaccine requirement will be lifted here yet this year. We might not see that go away until 2023 so if that’s what you’re waiting for, you still might have to wait a little bit longer to cruise.

    But for now, this unvaccinated versus vaccinated venue policy has been lifted and I think that it’s something to be thankful for. Like I said, the cruise lines know that they have to go back to a more normal way of cruising in order to get the masses to come back and begin cruising again.

    Cruising must become profitable so that it can become sustainable and we can keep seeing things like new ships come out in the future. Otherwise, we would see the cruise industry just go away completely. And that is not what we want to happen.

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