When boarding your ship, it is likely that you will have to provide either or both proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test. Vaccinated cruisers sailing round trip from a U.S. port are likely excused from testing; unvaccinated travelers are not.
Generally, you can expect a very organized process when boarding a cruise ship and that has not changed! In the past you would select a time to arrive at the ship and could arrive earlier or later than the scheduled time with no issue. Now the time you choose during online registration will be upheld by the cruise line to ensure a smooth entry and allow additional time for testing, questionnaires and vaccine checks.
Things to know:
- All guests and crew embarking a ship will undergo enhanced pre-embarkation health screening in accordance with prevailing health best practices, such as health questionnaires and touch-free temperature checks as appropriate
- Those identified at risk will undergo an additional health evaluation by medical staff and may be denied boarding
You can review individual cruise line requirements by visiting Cruise Line Health & Safety Protocols.