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Cruise Line Vaccination Requirements

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​

According to Carnival Cruise Line, beginning August 28, 2021, only children under 12 and adults with a medical condition that prohibits their vaccination are exempt from vaccination requirements to sail.

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

Starting September 4, 2021, Royal Caribbean will require all guests age 12 and older to provide proof of vaccination for any cruise departing from a U.S. port. 

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.

For cruises leaving from the state of Florida: 

Guests over 16 years old (over 12 for any sailing on or after August 1st) who decline or are unable to show proof of vaccination at boarding will be treated as unvaccinated and subject to additional protocols, restrictions, and costs for COVID-19 testing. 

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 December 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 will require the COVID-19 vaccine for all guests. 

American Cruise Lines strongly recommends the COVID-19 vaccine for all eligible guests. Vaccines may become required in specific instances when necessitated by the ports or states visited, and all guests will be asked to certify and show proof of their vaccination status. The COVID-19 variants pose certain additional risks that may impact the cruise experience, particularly for unvaccinated guests.

Guests will be asked to show proof of vaccination and will be required to complete a pre-embarkation health declaration certifying their vaccination status.

Unvaccinated guests will be subject to additional testing and quarantine requirements that may affect their ability to travel or participate in the cruise. All unvaccinated guests are advised that vaccines may become required with minimal notice prior to their cruise.

COVID-19 Vaccines are required on 2021 cruises visiting the State of Alaska, where we visit some of the most remote places in America.

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. 

Atlas Ocean Voyages will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all guests starting October 4th. 

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 will require the COVID-19 vaccine starting September 2, 2021. 

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

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

For Disney Cruise Line sailings to the Bahamas beginning September 3, 2021 until November 1, 2021, the cruise line will require that all passengers ages 12 and older be fully vaccinated in order for a ship to be allowed entry into any of its cruise ports, including private islands like Disney Castaway Cay. 

Guests under the age of 12 must still provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken between 5 days and 24 hours prior to the sail date by uploading their test results to the Safe Passage by Inspire website.

Ecoventura doesn’t have a vaccination mandate, but they do follow Ecuador and Galapagos’ entry requirements:

Ecuador: All visitors are required to present either a printed copy of a negative RT-PCR test for COVID19 within 72 hours before boarding the flight or an original vaccination certification card (no copies) that proves completion of the COVID19 vaccine doses at least 14 days prior to arrival to be granted entry. Children aged two and under are exempt.

Galapagos: All visitors age two and older are required to present a printed copy of a negative RT-PCR test for COVID19 taken within 72 hours before boarding the flight, whether you are vaccinated or not.  Only children aged two and under are exempt.

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 will require the COVID-19 vaccine for sailings from the UK on board MSC Virtuosa for every passenger over 18 years of age. 

No other sailings from the cruise line will require the vaccine at this time. 

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 has announced that it will require all guests to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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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