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MIAMI, FL - MARCH 14: In this drone image, the Celebrity Infinity Cruise ship, wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, returns to PortMiami from a cruise in the Caribbean as the world deals with the coronavirus outbreak on March 14, 2020 in Miami, Florida. U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted yesterday that at his request Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and MSC have all agreed to suspend outbound cruises as the world tries to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Royal Caribbean’s new Odyssey of the Seas cruise ship will be setting sail in May as its first “fully vaccinated” trip.

Monday’s announcement represents several firsts: the new ship’s first trip, Royal Caribbean’s first voyage from Israel, and the company’s first cruise with a vaccination requirement.

Both crew and guests over the age of 16 will have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to be on the cruise.

Starting in May, roundtrip sailings will depart from Haifa, Israel with a combination of 3 to 7-night Mediterranean escapes.

Check out the new Odyssey of the Seas cruise ship here.



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