A number of cruise strains, together with Norwegian Cruise Line, will open up their cruises to everybody no matter vaccination standing beginning with sailings that depart on September 3, 2022.
Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises have introduced new well being and security protocols that can go into impact subsequent month on September 3. Norwegian Cruise Line will change into the primary main cruise line to remove the vaccination requirement for all friends.
Vaccinated vacationers will not want to check to embark a cruise and unvaccinated vacationers might embark by offering proof of a detrimental Antigen or PCR take a look at taken not more than 72 hours previous to boarding. Ease of entry to journey can also be supplied for friends of all ages as kids beneath the age of 12 may also be welcomed with none vaccination or testing necessities.
“Now we have been ready a very long time for this second to reach. The world has been re-opening rapidly and as soon as extra, we’re happy to welcome all vacationers, of all ages, to soundly discover the world with consolation and ease aboard the small, luxurious ships of Oceania Cruises,” said Howard Sherman, President and CEO of Oceania Cruises.
The cruise line’s revised SailSafe base-level protocols for embarkation are as follows:
- Vaccinated vacationers aged 12 and older is not going to want to check to embark.
- Un-vaccinated vacationers might want to current a detrimental, medically administered covid-19 take a look at. Antigen and PCR take a look at outcomes should not be greater than 72 hours previous on the time of boarding.
- Vacationers aged 11 and beneath are usually not topic to any vaccination necessities or testing protocols.
- Vaccinated vacationers should meet the generally-accepted definition of “totally vaccinated” based mostly on the vacation spot by which they’re embarking the ship, and/or touring to, and should present proof of vaccination.
- Vacationers who can not present proof of vaccination might be thought-about unvaccinated and topic to any required testing protocols.
As a part of the cruise line’s complete well being and security protocols, all Officers and Crew will proceed to be totally vaccinated and boosted additionally endure common, routine covid-19 testing.
Sure locations resembling Canada, Bermuda, and Greece, might have very particular necessities that can end in barely totally different protocols which is able to impression a small variety of voyages. Particular voyage and vacation spot necessities might be communicated to their friends and journey companions as wanted.
Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises are all owned by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.