Great news! Seabourn Cruise ships is back in the water! We are your resource for the most up to date information around vaccination & testing requirements, whether you will need a mask, taking shore excursions, and health & safety measurements taken by the cruise line.
Requirements must be completed prior to boarding
- Negative COVID-19 Test: Negative, medically observed, COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 2 days of embarkation.
- Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination:
- Complete vaccination attestation in Seabourn Source app or online guest registration at seabourn.com.
- Complete your Seabourn health questionnaire 72-24 hours before you embark the ship using the Seabourn Source app or online guest registration at seabourn.com.
- Complete your Online Guest Registration at seabourn.com as soon as you have booked.
- Verify your eligibility and requirements to travel to all destinations being visited by using the governmental websites of the places you are going. It is a guest’s responsibility to ensure compliance with all travel requirements for all destinations.
Do I need a Vaccine to travel on a Seabourn Cruise?
Regardless of age, guests on all Seabourn voyages departing through March 31, 2022 must be fully vaccinated. Specific requirements for other itineraries from March 31, 2022 and beyond will be finalized once we have approval to operate from the respective destinations. Once we have those details, they will be shared with guests.We do not collect vaccination cards or store proof of vaccination. Those cruise lines that have vaccine requirements to cruise will likely ask for proof at the time of boarding.
Things to know:
- Guest will need to provide proof of vaccination as provided to them at the time of their vacation.
- To ensure all of our guests are safe and well before your journey with us begins, we will require you to complete a pre-departure medical health evaluation.
- During the phased embarkation process you, and your fellow guests, will be tested for COVID-19 by a medical specialist.
Can children sail, if not vaccinated?
Regardless of age, all guests on voyages departing through March 31, 2022 must be fully vaccinated in order to sail.
What vaccines are considered approved or acceptable?
Acceptable vaccines are those that have an emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or will have received emergency use listing from the World Health Organization (WHO).
If I have received mixed vaccinations, will that satisfy your vaccination requirements?
Guests will be considered fully vaccinated who have received their final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, or any combination of two doses of an authorized or approved vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise. Eligible vaccines are ones that have been approved/authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have emergency use listing by World Health Organization (WHO).
How will you check that I have received the vaccine at the time of booking?
It is our guests’ responsibility to comply with our current Seabourn vaccination policy. Using the Seabourn Source app or online guest registration, guests will be required to attest that they are fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise, and bring an original proof of vaccination to cruise check-in.
The following formats are acceptable proofs of full vaccination: original COVID-19 vaccination card, digital COVID-19 certificate (QR code acceptable); or record of COVID-19 vaccination from a healthcare provider including original digital email notification, personal electronic health record, or government Immunization Information System (IIS) record.
The following identifiers for the proof of full vaccination should include your first and last name, a patient identifier such as date of birth, medical record ID, or government ID, type of vaccine (manufacturer), date of all doses administered, lot number, if available, and healthcare professional or clinic site name. The full proof of vaccination must show that your final dose of vaccine was received at least two weeks (14 days) prior to the beginning of the cruise. Alternative proof may be required if there are questions and concerns about the proof of vaccination you produce. During check-in at the terminal, you will be required to show full proof of vaccination. If you are unable to produce the described proof of vaccination, you will be denied boarding without refund, credit or compensation of any kind.
Failure to provide this evidence will result in denial of boarding. Information provided will be subject to our privacy notice on seabourn.com, and shared only as needed with Seabourn personnel, third parties or local health authorities as part of screening and embarkation-related health protocols.
If I’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine, am I still required to have a pre-travel COVID-19 test performed within 2 days prior to boarding the ship?
On voyages sailing through March 31, 2022, in accordance with CDC directives, ALL guests will be required to produce a negative viral COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) result taken within 2 days of their embarkation.
Testing protocols for voyages departing after March 31, 2022 will be communicated soon.
Guests will be required to provide proof of a negative, medically observed, viral COVID-19 test along with proof of full vaccination upon arrival in the terminal and can then proceed on board. Please note that testing in the terminal will not be available for vaccinated guests, so it’s critical that you have your negative test results with you upon your arrival. We will not be able to accommodate guests without proof of a negative pre-travel test.
Do I need to wear a mask?
When physical distancing can’t be maintained, or when mandated by public health authorities, masks will be required on board, at private islands, and during shore excursions.
Things to know:
- Masks must be worn in terminals, during embarkation and disembarkation.
- All guests should carefully review pre-booking and pre-travel health advice on our website and the website of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- All team members will be required to wear Seabourn-approved face masks.
Can I get off the ship at port?
We’re working with local authorities, destinations and tour operators so that the enhanced health and safety measures on board are maintained ashore. We will follow the health protocols for every port we visit.
Things to know:
- There may be a reduction in the capacity of excursions and tour vehicles.
- Only shore excursions that comply with our prescribed protocols will be permitted, with strict adherence required of all guests and denial of re-boarding for any guests who do not comply.
These restrictions are under the control of local government and are subject to change without advance notice, so we encourage guests to come prepared for potential mask requirements ashore.
Health & Safety on the Ship
Our concern for your health and well-being begins well before your journey starts and continues each and every day aboard our ships, which feature stringent health and sanitation protocols.
Things to know:
- Public areas and staterooms will be thoroughly and more frequently cleaned using a safe disinfectant proven to kill coronaviruses.
- Our highly-trained medical staff includes doctors and nurses capable of caring for a broad range of medical conditions, including dealing with COVID-19 patients.
- Medical centers will be equipped with COVID appropriate testing and treatment capabilities.
- Ships will feature enhanced air filtration with upgraded HVAC systems.
- These systems will be designed to replace air within public spaces and staterooms every five to six minutes.
- HEPA filters will be used in key areas, such as medical centers and dedicated isolation rooms, as a further safeguard.
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