Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
Health Protocols and Requirements

The Dave Koz Cruise is a 100% Vaccinated Charter Cruise.

These protocols are subject to change and we will update you accordingly.

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All guests must be fully vaccinated, having received their final dose no less than 14 days prior to sailing.
 
Additionally, for the purpose of entering Netherlands, to be considered up-to-date, guests must have received all doses in their vaccine series and have received their booster if the second vaccine was administered over 270 days (9 months) ago.
 
In other words, if your second vaccination occurred over 9 months ago, you will need a booster shot (3rd dose) to enter The Netherlands (Amsterdam). You can learn more details here.
 
Please note: Royal Caribbean will not accept a Certificate of Recovery in the place of a vaccination record in order to board the ship.
 
Entry Requirements
 
Prior to traveling, it’s critical that you review the travel guidance issued by each country to be visited on the sailing. Failure to meet the requirements for each will result in denial of boarding.

Download “Vaccine declaration COVID-19”, complete and print for arrival into Netherlands
 
Ports of Call
 
Currently there are no requirements active in the 4 countries on your itinerary.
 
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Embarkation
 
To get on the ship, all guests will be required to present a negative test result for a COVID-19 test (PCR or Antigen) taken no more than (2) two days before sailing.
 
Pre-Arrival and Travel Home Testing Options
 
All guests will be required to present a negative test result for COVID-19 (PCR or Antigen) taken no more than (2) two days before sailing. Below are just a few of the available options to meet this requirement.
 
Amsterdam Testing Locations – Local Amsterdam Testing Options can be found here
 
Airport Testing – Test2Fly at the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. Book your mandatory Antigen rapid test with travel certificate here
 
Monitored Self-Test Kit – Abbott Binaxnow™ COVID-19 AG Card. You can order your test kit here: Order At-home Test Kit
 
Approved virtually proctored self-test kits are available for order pre-cruise. We suggest that you order them at least one full week in advance of your travel. These tests allow you to complete your pre-cruise test at any place of your choosing, as long as you have an internet connection or connected smartphone, with the help of live video supervision by a Certified Guide. Your results are typically ready in about 15 minutes. The cost for COVID-19 test kits may be covered by your health insurance plan. Please check with your insurance provider for coverage benefits. You can order your test kit here- Order At-home Test Kit
 
The United States requires a negative test to return home. To help satisfy pre-cruise and return home testing requirements (for flights to USA), guests can bring along virtually proctored testing kits as mentioned above. Any other nationalities, please check your country’s re-entry requirements for specific testing information. A United States address is required to register and utilize the proctored self-test kits.
 
Onboard
 
During the Cruise: There are no plans for testing unless someone was to present themselves to the medical center with COVID symptoms. The ports of call on the itinerary do not currently require testing prior to arrival into those countries.
 
Ports of Call
 
Currently there are no requirements active in the 4 countries on your itinerary.
 
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Masks are optional for vaccinated guests. Masks may be required in the cruise terminal and various destinations, so it is advised to have them on hand. These protocols are subject to change. All crew members will be wearing masks during the cruise.

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Fully vaccinated guests can visit the ports of call freely. All guests going ashore must still follow local health and safety guidance when visiting each port of call. Local tours booked through Royal Caribbean follow our health guidance and are available at a variety of prices.

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Travel Documentation Checklist
 
  • Health Questionnaire to be completed on the Royal Caribbean App the day before boarding.
  • Passport/European ID Card is needed for all guests with a validity of at least 6 months after their sailing’s return date. EU Nationals may also present their European ID card.
  • Proof of Vaccine must be presented by all guests. Acceptable proof of vaccination must be in the form of the original vaccination record document issued by your country’s health authority or healthcare provider that administered the vaccination, with the full cycle of doses being completed no less than 14 days prior to sailing. Guests living in the EU are advised to present their EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate. 
  • Netherlands vaccine declaration to enter the country. Download “Vaccine declaration COVID-19”, complete and print for arrival into Netherlands
  • Negative Test Result taken no more than 2 days before boarding:
VOYAGE ONE: May 11 or May 12 for embarkation on May 13
 
VOYAGE TWO: May 18 or May 19 for embarkation on May 20
 
A negative test result must be presented by all vaccinated guests upon arrival at the cruise terminal in Amsterdam.