What vaccines will be accepted?


For All Norwegian Cruise Line Ships:

    • i.e. J&J Janssen, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford(Vaxzevria & CoviShield), 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, COVAXIN, Inactivated SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (Vero-Cell), Novavax, Covovax.

Vaccines received via clinical trials will not be accepted as they do not specify vaccine received.

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.




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

How far in advance of sailing will you send guests details on travel requirements and updates on health and safety protocols?

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 whilst 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?

Are guests required to wear masks whilst onboard?

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 part?

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