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Cruising Guidelines – How Can You Go On A Cruise Right Now?

Cruising Guidelines – How Can You Go On A Cruise Right Now?: Covid-19 has caused many to miss their planned holidays. However, restrictions are being eased so that life can return to the somewhat new normal. After all the uncertainty and fear that Covid-19 has brought upon the world, some might feel that it’s time for a relaxing cruise. Some cruises, however, do have some stringent rules and regulations as not to further the spread of Covid-19.

What to Expect When Going on a Cruise During the Pandemic

It’s hard to speak for all cruise ships, but some general rules and regulations are put in place on the majority of ships. Rules and regulations have been created to minimise the potential spread of Covid-19. 

Most cruises have social distancing and mask mandates. However, some cruises require passengers to be vaccinated and do regular temperature screenings. It’s essential to research the cruise regulations before you choose to make a booking. Many cruises require all passengers to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Cruise guidelines may change as time goes on, but we could only hope for the best!

The Rules and Regulations on The Most Popular Cruises

When you’re going on a cruise, you not only have to adhere to the rules and regulations of that ship, but the rules and regulations of the state you’re visiting as well. 

The Most Popular Cruise Guidelines:

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Holland America Line:

This family-friendly cruise takes luxury seriously. To attend this cruise, you have to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. You are also required to provide a negative Covid-19 test not older than two days before boarding. The cruise will provide free Covid-19 tests to those who need a negative test upon arriving home. 

American Queen Steamboat:

This romantic cruise only boards 436 passengers. All passengers need to present a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than three days before boarding. Vaccinations are required for all guests as well as crew members. The crew will sanitise luggage when passengers board and leave the ship, and guests will be temperature screened upon arrival.

Royal Caribbean:

This cruise takes the safety of you and your family seriously by requiring all passengers aged 12 and up to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. In addition, the cruise recommends that all passengers receive their booster shots before boarding the ship. Partially vaccinated passengers or passengers with recovery letters will not be allowed to board the ship.

Disney Cruise Line:

The Disney Cruise Line knows their way around entertaining kids. All guests five and older need to adhere to the Covid-19 vaccine rules set out by their state. All eligible guests need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. If a guest is not eligible due to age, they need to provide a negative Covid-19 test result. The test needs to be taken between 3 days and 24 hours before the sale date. 

American Cruise Lines:

The American Cruise Lines carry no more than 190 passengers. Unvaccinated passengers are advised to vaccinate before joining the cruise. Those who are not vaccinated could partially miss the cruise due to isolation. This cruise requires all guests to take a Covid-19 test before boarding.

Princess Cruises:

This family-friendly cruise requires guests to be fully vaccinated at least two weeks before departure. A negative Covid-19 test is needed no more than two days before departure. The Princess cruises take the health and safety of all passengers and crew very seriously. 

Norwegian Cruise Line:

These inclusive cruise ships require all passengers 12 and above to be fully vaccinated before boarding. They request passengers to get vaccinated two weeks prior. There is no mask mandate on this cruise as all crew has been vaccinated. 

Virgin Voyages:

Virgin voyages offer free at terminal testing. They offer many different benefits if you test positive for Covid-19 before or during your cruise. All crew and sailors are vaccinated. There is no vaccine mandate for passengers. This cruise is not suited for children. 

MSC Cruises:

MSC cruises are known for their luxury cruises. The cruise recommends masks for their passengers, but it is not required for fully vaccinated guests. The guests who are not fully vaccinated must wear masks on board in public indoor areas. Masks are, however, required for all guests in the terminal at embarkation and disembarkation. Vaccines will be a requirement shortly for passengers to go on the cruise.  

Carnival Cruise Line:

This family-friendly cruise requires all guests to be fully vaccinated and present a negative Covid-19 test on departure. The cruise will make an exception for a small number of guests who are not eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine. Written proof of a medical condition from a medical professional is required for an unvaccinated adult to attend the cruise.

Set Sail!

Most cruises have a vaccine mandate. Some cruises may make an exception if you are unvaccinated due to a medical condition. Be sure to limit outside contact before going on your cruise to limit possible exposure to Covid-19. Be sure to get your booster shot before going on your much-needed cruise. Remember to visit renewed cruise guidelines before setting sale!

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