Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas, and Oceania Cruises have announced the removal of vaccine requirement for guests.
From September 6, vaccinated guests of Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line sailing on voyages of less than 16 days will no longer have to test before boarding and only need to upload proof of vaccination.
Unvaccinated guests, or those with no proof of vaccination, are required to self-test within three days of sailing and upload proof of a negative test before boarding.
This is with the exception of full Panama Canal transits, cruises to Canada, Bermuda, Greece and Australia, and voyages 16 nights or longer.
Across Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises for all sailings from September 3, unvaccinated guests 12 and older will be required to show proof of a negative rapid antigen test taken within 72 hours of embarkation.
Vaccinated guests aged 12 and older will no longer have any pre-cruise Covid-19 related protocols. However, this may differ for guests traveling on voyages departing from or visiting destinations with specific local regulations, such as Canada, Greece and Bermuda.
For voyages departing through September 2, Oceania Cruises will require all guests to be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to departure.
Similarly, Royal Caribbean will welcome all travellers, regardless of vaccination status, from September 5, for sailings from Los Angeles, New Orleans, Galveston, Texas, and Europe.
For guests under the age of five, they are exempt from vaccination and testing requirements from the US and under the age of 12 from Australia.