CDC Travel Advisory
Last Updated: June 22, 2021
Notice to Travelers Regarding Advice from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on COVID-19 and Cruise Ship Travel
CDC recommends that travelers get fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Travelers who are not fully vaccinated should avoid travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, worldwide. NCL requires all guests and crew must be fully vaccinated, at least 2 weeks prior to departure, in order to board. Guest vaccination requirements are currently for all sailings embarking through December 31, 2021.
Do not board a cruise ship if you have symptoms of COVID-19, if you know you have COVID-19, if you were exposed to a person with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or you are waiting for results of a COVID-19 viral test.
If you are considering cruise travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, discuss this type of travel with your healthcare provider. Older adults and people of any age with certain underlying medical conditions are at more likely to get severely ill if they get COVID-19.
Before you travel:
Get fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
- People are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after a single dose in a one-dose series or 2 weeks after the second dose in a two-dose series.
Get tested with a COVID-19 viral test 1–3 days before your departure, even if you are fully vaccinated.
- If you test positive, isolate and do NOT travel.
- Get travel insurance. Make sure you have a plan to get care overseas, in case you need it. Consider buying additional insurance that covers health care and emergency evacuation, especially if you will be traveling to remote areas.
The above warnings and recommendations are subject to change without notice. For updated information refer to the CDC's website near the time of your cruise.