Which cruise lines require vaccinations?

We require that all Royal Caribbean crew members on all ships and at our private destinations be fully vaccinated. Crew members get a booster dose as they go. If you're planning to cruise around Europe and other parts of the world, your cruise company may also ask you to get a booster shot, depending on the government travel policies of the countries you're sailing to because of COVID-19.While face masks are optional on American Cruise Lines, they're still mandatory on Pearl Seas Cruises in indoor public spaces, unless you're sitting and actively eating or drinking. Passengers who test positive when boarding and their traveling companions in the same cabin along with other close contacts will not be able to travel on a cruise ship and will be granted a cruise credit in the future.

As many cruise companies lift their restriction on unvaccinated children and begin to welcome them aboard, questions continue to arise about each cruise line's policy on whether children need the vaccine to sail. If you don't meet the requirements, the cruise fare refund for unused cruise days or travel expenses (if you fly home) will not be covered. Cruise lines that have vaccination requirements to sail will likely request proof upon boarding. Passengers who test positive when boarding and their traveling companions in the same cabin, along with other close contacts, will not be able to travel by cruise ship and will be granted a cruise credit in the future.

After two years of first banning cruise ships and after warning of their health and safety risks due to the pandemic, the agency removed cruise ships from its warning list in late March. Guests under 12 years of age traveling from Athens should be tested for antigens at the pier and again at the end of the cruise.

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