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Cruise Line COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

 

When the COVID-19 pandemic first began, nobody knew how devastating it would be for the cruise industry. As vaccine rollouts continue all around the world, the biggest question on many cruiser’s minds is whether or not their favorite cruise line is going to make the COVID-19 vaccine a requirement to sail. Some cruise lines have already come out and said the vaccine will be mandatory. Others haven’t made a decision one way or the other. 

Below is a helpful list of cruise lines and their current vaccine requirements for passengers. Green text signifies the cruise line does not currently have a vaccine requirement. Red text indicates there is a vaccine requirement. 

CARNIVAL CORPORATION​

Cruises from Alaska, Galveston and all cruises scheduled for August are available for guests who have received their final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise and have proof of vaccination.

 

 

Princess Cruises will require the COVID-19 vaccine for the initial restart of operation in the United Kingdom this summer. Cruises to Alaska are available for guests who have received their final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise and have proof of vaccination. 

Costa Cruises has not announced that the COVID-19 vaccine will be mandatory on board their ships. 

AIDA Cruises has not announced that the COVID-19 vaccine will be mandatory on board their ships. 

Holland America Line guests will be required to have received their final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to embarkation and have proof of vaccination.

P&O Cruises will require the COVID-19 vaccine for all passengers when they resume operation. 

Cunard will require the COVID-19 vaccine for their initial cruises from the United Kingdom this summer. 

All other Cunard vacations currently on sale do not currently require guests to be vaccinated.

Guests on Greece voyages on Seabourn Ovation and Caribbean voyages on Seabourn Odyssey must be fully vaccinated regardless of age. 

Seabourn will make a decision regarding their vaccination policy for all other cruises in 2021 and beyond once they have approval to operate from the respective destinations. Stay tuned for more updates. 

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD

Cruises from the Bahamas and Seattle: 

For sailings departing before August 1, all Royal Caribbean guests age 16 and older must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination, with the final dose of their vaccine administered at least 14 days before sailing. For sailings departing on or after August 1, the age requirement for vaccination will change from 16 to 12 years of age. 

Cruises from Galveston, TX: 

Guests age 12 and older must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination, with the final dose of their vaccine administered at least 14 days before sailing.

Cruises from Cyprus: 

All guests 18 years and older must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before sailing for COVID-19, along with all crew members onboard for Jewel of the Seas from Cyprus. 

Cruises from Florida: 

Guests on board ships sailing from Florida are not required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. 

All guests 16 years and older must be fully vaccinated with all COVID-19 vaccine doses administered at least 14 days prior to sailing.  As of August 1, 2021, all guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated. All UK guests sailing on Celebrity Silhouette 18 years and older must be fully vaccinated. Crew onboard will be vaccinated.

Silversea Cruises will require the COVID-19 vaccine for all passengers, except for cruises from Australia when they resume operation. 

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS

Norwegian Cruise Line will require the COVID-19 vaccine for all passengers through at least October 31, 2021.

Oceania Cruises will require the COVID-19 vaccine for all passengers.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises will require the COVID-19 vaccine for all passengers over the age of 18. 

Others

For guests who are already fully vaccinated (with proof and at least 14 days after the second vaccination) OR for guests who have recently recovered from Coronavirus (with proof, at least 4 weeks and maximum 6 months ago), proof of a negative test result is not required.

All guests who do not have full vaccination protection or recovery from COVID-19 are requested to travel directly to A-Rosa testing centers first, not to the ship.

Amadeus River Cruises has not announced a COVID-19 requirement for guests. 

AmaWaterways has not made a decision whether the COVID-19 vaccine will be required for guests. 

Fully vaccinated guests are not required to obtain a COVID-19 test prior to travelling to the ship and will be asked to present proof of the vaccine (i.e. vaccination card) at time of boarding. A guest is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last recommended dose of vaccine.

Guests who are not fully vaccinated must take a COVID-19 test within 4 days of the start of their cruise package.

American Queen Steamboat Company will require the COVID-19 vaccine for all passengers beginning on July 1, 2021. Cruises from the state of Washington will require the vaccine beginning June 14, 2021. 

Aqua Expeditions has not announced a COVID-19 requirement for guests. 

Avalon Waterways will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to travel along with proof of a negative test 72 hours prior to travel. 

Azamara will require all guests 18 and older and crew to be fully vaccinated no later than 14 days prior to departure. 

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has not announced a COVID-19 requirement for guests. 

Celestyal Cruises has not announced a COVID-19 requirement for guests. 

Crystal Cruises will require the COVID-19 vaccine for all guests. 

Disney Cruise Line will require the COVID-19 vaccine for all guests over the age of 18 on their initial sailings in the UK. Those under 18 can sail will a negative PCR test taken prior to embarkation. 

The cruise line has not announced a vaccine requirement for all other sailings. 

Emerald Cruises will require the COVID-19 vaccine for all passengers. 

Fred. Olsen Cruises will require all guests to be fully vaccinated. 

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will not require the COVID-19 vaccine but all passengers are required to show a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding. There is also a mandatory screening by thermal cameras for guests before boarding and a daily temperature check on board.

Hurtigruten has not announced a COVID-19 requirement for guests. 

Lindblad-NatGeo will require all passengers over the age of 16 to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Guests under the age of 18 do not require a vaccine but will also need to have a lateral flow test pre-departure. 

MSC Cruises has not announced a COVID-19 requirement for guests. 

Pandaw Cruises has not announced a COVID-19 requirement for guests. 

Paul Gauguin Cruises guests must present vaccine card, negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test results, and a completed health declaration form to ship staff.

Ponant will require all passengers and crew members over 16 years old to be vaccinated before the cruise. 

Quark Expeditions has not announced a COVID-19 requirement for guests. 

The Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection has not announced a COVID-19 requirement for guests. 

Saga Cruises will require the COVID-19 vaccine for all guests. 

All SeaDream guests 18 years of age and older are required to be fully vaccinated with all COVID-19 vaccine doses administered at least 14 days before sailing.

Guests under 18 are not required to be vaccinated.

Star Clippers has not announced a COVID-19 requirement for guests. 

Tauck has not announced a COVID-19 requirement for guests. 

TUI Cruises has not announced a COVID-19 requirement for guests. 

UnCruise Adventures will require the COVID-19 vaccine for all passengers age 18 or older. Those under 18 can sail with a negative COVID-19 PCR test. 

Uniworld Cruises does not have a vaccine requirement for guests. 

Viking Cruises will require the COVID-19 vaccine for its initial restart in May, June and July. 

Virgin Voyages will require the COVID-19 vaccine for all passengers. 

Windstar Cruises will require the COVID-19 vaccine for all passengers. 

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