Posted by on August 14, 2018 4:34 pm
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Royal Caribbean Bans Emotional Support Animals from Their Cruise Ships

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Royal Caribbean has announced that they will no longer allow emotional support animals to sail on any of their 25 cruise ships.

The cruise line posted the following message informing travel agents of this new change in policy:

“Effective immediately, emotional support animals may not sail onboard our ships, as they are not recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

All Emotional Support Animals noted on reservations prior to July 30, 2018 are protected and will be allowed to sail. A notation advising of a protected emotional support animal will be placed on the reservation by the Access Department.”

This change does not affect service animals. Service dogs are permitted to accompany the person with a disability in all public areas, including dining venues on Royal Caribbean cruise ships. While in public areas, service dogs must be on a

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