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Zika Virus Update.

This is a Trade Zika Virus update that we have received from Royal Caribbean – we thought you may find it informative. Each company will have its own update, so if you are concerned regarding a booking you have made through Ponders please contact us and we will advise accordingly.

Zika Virus


Dear Travel Partner,

We are writing to provide important health information regarding the Zika virus. To ensure your guests have this latest information, we are communicating this information to all guests sailing within the next three days. However, any assistance in notifying your clients is greatly appreciated.

Royal Caribbean International is committed to the safety and health of our guests and crew. We have been closely monitoring the Zika virus situation and are aware that the CDC has issued a travel alert for certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.

Should your client be pregnant and not feel comfortable sailing to countries affected with the Zika virus, we will provide them with alternate itinerary options. This may include providing a future cruise credit valid for two years so that they may re-schedule their voyage for a later date, with no penalty. Guest must provide documentation from their Doctor advising of the pregnancy. Please contact the administration teams as below should you have a pregnant guest wishing to discuss their Cruise.

UK – 0844 493 4070
Republic of Ireland – 1800 939 490

In order to reduce the risk of contracting any number of diseases spread by mosquito bite, including Zika virus, we urge our guests to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites by remaining in well screened or air conditioned areas when possible, by wearing light-colored clothing that adequately covers the arms and legs, and by applying insect repellant to both skin and clothing.

Should you or your client have any additional questions about the Zika virus, please visit the CDC’s website or our own website UK and Republic of Ireland
Thank you for your assistance in notifying and updating your clients about our Zika policy. As always, thank you for your ongoing support of Royal Caribbean International.


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