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Cruise lines that require COVID-19 vaccination

Most of the cruise industry will be back in full operation by 2022, but the resumption of cruises amid the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted most cruise lines to implement some form of vaccine mandate.

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most cruise lines currently require testing and some form of vaccination.

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The cruise industry has relied on coronavirus vaccines to enable it to resume operations, with almost every major cruise line requiring vaccination for adults, while some have even mandated vaccination for teenagers and children.

Vaccination policies and health and safety requirements differ from ship to ship, and are changing constantly, but these are the cruise line vaccination requirements at the time of writing.

Cruise Line’s Requiring Vaccination for all Passengers

Alaskan Dream Cruises (with PCR test not more than 96 hours old, at passengers’ expense, and pre-boarding test at cruise line’s expense)

Atlas Ocean Voyages (with PCR test not more than 72 hours old, at passengers’ expense, and pre-boarding test at cruise line’s expense)

Azamara (with PCR test not more than 72 hours old, at passengers’ expense, and pre-boarding test at cruise line’s expense)

Holland America Line (with PCR test not more than 72 hours old, at passengers’ expense, and pre-boarding test at cruise line’s expense)

Norwegian Cruise Line (with pre-boarding test at cruise line’s expense)

Oceania Cruises (passengers are strongly encouraged to take PCR test 96 hours prior to cruise)

Regent Seven Seas Cruises (testing requirements vary depending on port of embarkation)

Seabourn (with pre-boarding test at cruise line’s expense)

Silversea (testing requirements vary depending on port of embarkation)

Tauck (testing requirements vary depending on port of embarkation)

Victory Cruise Lines (with pre-boarding test at cruise line’s expense)

Viking Ocean Cruises (testing requirements vary depending on port of embarkation)

Virgin Voyages (Virgin Voyages has stipulated a vaccine mandate, and the cruise line is adults only)

Windstar (with pre-boarding test at cruise line’s expense)

Princess Cruises (with PCR test not more than 72 hours old, at passengers’ expense, and pre-boarding test at cruise line’s expense)

Cruise Lines Requiring Vaccination for Over 18s

Cunard Line (with PCR test not more than 72 hours old for unvaccinated under 18s, along with pre-boarding test at cruise line’s expense)

Paul Gauguin (with PCR test 96 hours prior to cruise, and pre-boarding test)

Linbald Expeditions (with PCR test not more than 96 hours old, and pre-boarding test at cruise line’s expense)

Cruise Lines Requiring Vaccination for Over 12s

Bahamas Paradise (with PCR test not more than 72 hours old, at passengers’ expense, and pre-boarding test at cruise line’s expense)

Carnival Cruise Line (with PCR test not more than 48 hours old, at passengers’ expense, and pre-boarding test at cruise line’s expense if passenger is not eligible for vaccine)

Celebrity Cruises (with PCR test not more than 48 hours old, at passengers’ expense, and pre-boarding test at passenger’s expense for unvaccinated children under 12)

Crystal Cruises (with antigen test at cruise line’s expense prior to boarding)

MSC Cruises (with PCR test not more than 72 hours old and pre-boarding test at cruise line’s expense)

Royal Caribbean International (with PCR test not more than 48 hours old, and pre-boarding test for unvaccinated children)

Cruise Lines Requiring Vaccination for Over 5s

Disney Cruise Line (with PCR test for unvaccinated under 5s not more than 72 hours old, along with pre-boarding test for all passengers at cruise line’s expense)

No vaccination requirement

Celestyal Cruises (with PCR test not more than 72 hours old, at passengers’ expense)

Ponant (with PCR test not more than 72 hours old, at passengers’ expense, and pre-boarding test at cruise line’s expense)

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