New royal rules mean for excursion with kids?

According to what I’m reading on the latest rules, unvaccinated kids can only go on royal caribbean planned excursions, right? My kids have their first shots but won’t have time before our cruise next week to get a second and be considered fully vaccinated. We booked an excursion with shipmate but now I’m thinking we won’t be allowed to take the kids off the ship because they aren’t considered fully vaccinated. Has anyone experienced this?

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I would say that if that is what RCL states then that is what will occur. Each cruise line has different policies as do many ports and they are being adhered too pretty closely. If you have questions on this I would recommend calling RCL directly to ask them for clarification

We were told the same before the kids were allowed to get the vaccine. My niece is travelling with us and at the time was too young to receive the vaccine. Despite all the adults being vaccinated, because we would be travelling with an unvaccinated kid that we would be treated as an unvaccinated party,

My understanding, as of today this is the policy. Things are changing all the time though...

The best any of us can do foreseeable future is to constantly check not only your cruise line's Health Update section, but also for any official news outlets based in the nation of the ports on the itinerary and/or a specific attraction/resort/activity for their current Covid Protocols and procedures. Just remember to also verify the refund/cancelation policy of any 3rd party tours or advanced tickets you may wish to book, in case of last minute changes to those policies and procedures.

Just as an example: Had 2 cruises with Royal recently, 1 in Oct the other in Nov, both to the same itinerary from the same homeport. In Oct if a fully vaccinated adult wanted to visit the casino at Atlantis all they needed was to show their original CDC vaccine card showing that they were 2 full weeks or more past the full dose for whichever WHO recognized vaccine they received. Yet by the Nov cruise the resort added that in addition to that, a negative Covid test result no older than 5 days had to be presented to gain entry to the property at the front gates. Which for that cruise meant being tested (again) on embarkation day, while on board (using the telemed kit and internet package), or at a land-based clinic (for a fee) prior to heading over to there.

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