What vaccines will be accepted?


For All Norwegian Cruise Line Ships:

    • i.e. J&J Janssen, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford (Vaxzevria & CoviShield), Novavax and Covovax, Sinopharm or Sinovac, etc.
    • A mixed vaccination combination of two doses of an FDA approved/authorized or WHO Emergency Use Listed (EUL) COVID-19 two-dose series with a minimum interval of 17 days.
  • Note: Individuals receiving a Janssen COVID-19 vaccine before or after another COVID-19 vaccine are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ≥2 weeks after receipt of the single dose of the Janssen vaccine.
  • Current Unauthorized Vaccines: Sputnik V
  • To be fully vaccinated means to complete the full brand vaccination protocol of one brand of vaccine OR two doses of a mixed vaccination combination, and therefore a single shot of AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Sinopharm or Sinovac after COVID-19 recovery is NOT considered being fully vaccinated.
  • Any guest who is required to be vaccinated must 1) be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to departure, 2) acknowledge vaccination status prior to sailing and 3) present proof of vaccination at the pier at embarkation in order to board.  Guests must be vaccinated per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), World Health Organization (WHO)and European Medicines Agency (EMA) in order to sail. See below for specific vaccine requirements for children. As science, technology and government regulations evolve, we will update our health and safety protocols as needed and appropriate.
  • Vaccines received via clinical trials will not be accepted as they do not specify vaccine received.

Children and Teens between the ages of 12 and 17: Full vaccination protocol at least two weeks after receipt of the final dose of Pfizer-BioNTech only.

For EU sailings, Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be accepted for vaccinated children and teens between the ages of 5 and 17 and Moderna (Spikevax) for children 12-17 years of age.




Are children allowed to sail on your ships if they are not vaccinated?

What completed travel documents do I need to board the ship?

How do I know if there are any travel restrictions that could impact my cruise?

Will any countries visited during the cruise require additional testing to enter the country?

Will I have to sign a COVID-19 waiver to board a ship?

Will NCL offer testing onboard to meet travel requirements for guests flying back to countries that require negative COVID-19 test results to re-enter the country post cruise?

How will you maintain physical distancing onboard?

Are there any onboard activities that will not be available?

What happens if I get sick while onboard?

What is Contact Tracing and can I opt-out?

Are these all of the health & safety protocols that will be implemented during my cruise?

What happens if I don’t comply with the Company's health and safety requirements?

Will guests who are recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies still be required to be vaccinated?

Will buffets still be offered onboard?

Will I be required to take a COVID test to disembark the vessel?

Can I explore on my own while in port?

Will I be required to take a COVID-19 test in order to embark on the second leg of a back-to-back sailing?

If I am denied boarding, will I receive assistance with travel arrangements?

Can I buy travel insurance through Norwegian Cruise Line?

Will all guests be required to be vaccinated prior to the cruise?

Will proof of vaccination be required for all cruises even in the future?

Will you have additional medical staff on board?

How have you extended your health and safety protocols to land?

How do you determine which ports are safe to visit?

Are face coverings required?

What is the new ship guest capacity?

Do I need to take a COVID-19 test prior to arrival at the terminal?

Will I receive a refund for my cruise if I test positive for COVID-19 prior to embarkation, at embarkation, or during my cruise or if I need to cancel due to a new government travel restriction? What about other members in my party?

If I booked a pre-cruise Cruisetour, do I need to take a COVID-19 test prior to arrival at the terminal?

I want to make/I have a booking with a child under the age of twelve who is not fully vaccinated, what options are available?

Will there be any areas on board unavailable to unvaccinated children travelling with vaccinated parents?

Are boosters required?

If I recently recovered from COVID-19, do I need to get tested prior to embarkation?

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