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(Not for Bermuda or Canada stops)

For All Sailings Departing on or after September 5, 2022 from U.S. Homeports with No Stops in Bermuda or Canada 

If your cruise visits Bermuda or Canada, test protocols for your cruise are in the next section. 

Guests 5 years of age and older who are not fully vaccinated must bring a negative test result for a COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken within the 3 days before boarding day, regardless of the duration of their cruise.

Fully vaccinated guests 5 years of age and older must bring a negative test result for a COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken within the 3 days before boarding day on sailings that are 10 nights or longer only. Testing is not required for fully vaccinated guests on shorter itineraries. 

Guests younger than 5 do not have any testing requirements.

Required testing for all guests, regardless of vaccination status, can be completed using any type of PCR or antigen test. It can be professionally proctored by a healthcare professional, such as your doctor or pharmacist, or you can use a home test kit. Home test kits are not required to be conducted under live video supervision. 

Tests must be arranged on your own and are at your own expense. 

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10 minutes ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

The biggest news here, (IMO) is that you can use a home non-proctored test !  Who is going to go to a pharmacy to get tested if you can home test ?!

Still waiting for unvaxxed to cruise w/o a test but this is still a nice big step forward !

Yep, and you just take a picture of the negative test (or bring the negative test with you) and show it to them at the port. I'll just snap a picture on my phone.

 

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Accepted Tests for U.S. Cruises Departing on or After September 5, 2022; with No Stops in Canada or Bermuda

  • The test you take can be professionally administered by a health professional, such as a doctor or pharmacist, or you can use a home test kit. Home test kits for these sailings are not required to be administered under live video supervision.
  • You will present the negative test result at the time of boarding. You can show it in the form of a printout, an email, or an app screen from the test provider. Or you can show a picture of your negative home test on your phone, or present the actual negative test itself.
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Testing protocols will be easier

Starting with September 5th, for U.S. cruises that don’t visit Canada or Bermuda: 
 

  • Vaccinated guests won’t have to take a pre-cruise test on cruises that are shorter than 10 nights.
  • Unvaccinated guests age 5 and up will need to test within 3 days before boarding, regardless of cruise length.
  • We will begin accepting results from self-administered home tests. See full testing details
  • What types of tests are accepted and where do I submit the results? Can I use a home test kit?
     

    Accepted Tests for U.S. Cruises Departing on or After September 5, 2022; with No Stops in Canada or Bermuda

  • The test you take can be professionally administered by a health professional, such as a doctor or pharmacist, or you can use a home test kit. Home test kits for these sailings are not required to be administered under live video supervision.
  • You will present the negative test result at the time of boarding. You can show it in the form of a printout, an email, or an app screen from the test provider. Or you can show a picture of your negative home test on your phone, or present the actual negative test itself.
  •   If you get a positive test result on your pre-cruise test, please call us at 1-800-256-6649 so we can rework your cruise plans.  
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YOUR HEALTHY SAILING UPDATE

 

Updated Protocols: U.S. Departures 9‐Nights or less

Below find our updated protocols for U.S. departures that are 9 nights or less — excluding sailings to Bermuda and Canada. Should there be any changes, we are committed to keeping you informed.

All Guests, All Aboard
Beginning September 5th, 2022 we are welcoming all guests, regardless of vaccination status, on most U.S. departures.

Vaccination Recommended
If eligible, we recommend that guests joining us be fully vaccinated against COVID‐19. While vaccination is not required, we kindly ask you disclose your status during check-in to ensure we maintain a highly vaccinated onboard population.

Testing
Pre-cruise
Unvaccinated guests aged 5 and older must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 3 days of our sail date. Vaccinated guests, regardless of age, no longer need to test for sailing lengths of 9 nights or less.

Accepted Tests
Guests can now take advantage of at-home antigen tests (even unsupervised ones!) to satisfy this requirement. Proof of a negative test can be the printed or digital results, a clear photo of your self-test result, or your actual self-test in hand. To learn more about our accepted tests, visit our FAQ.

Check out our Healthy Sail Center for our full sailing protocols

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17 minutes ago, firebuck said:

So are they loosening the quarantine rules, or are we all just going to keep our sore throats and coughs to ourselves? 😬

My guess is it's moving to being treated like any other sickness. If you're sick enough to have to go to the ship's doctor then you'll probably have to quarantine. As someone who has had both Noro and the flu on two different cruises, we didn't even report, we just stayed in our rooms both times, we felt like garbage so it was the only thing to do. 🙂

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2 hours ago, teddy said:

In my best Maxwell Smart voice: “Missed it by that much”

We are on Liberty August 28-September 4, and our October cruise goes to Canada. 

I feel your pain.

Pretty much the same protocols on this side of the pond. I have family members sailing 28 August to 4 September and our own cruise on 23 September is a 12-nighter. Shall we have a virtual cry on each other's shoulder... 😭

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