We’re evolving our boarding requirements to better align with the travel industry and society, at large.
We know that all of these changes can get confusing! Ultimately, we’re transitioning to the day when everyone can sail with us, once again.
At a Glance
Beginning with departures on September 5, 2022:
- All travelers, regardless of vaccination status, can cruise with us on sailings departing from U.S. and Europe ports (excluding sailings that visit Canada).
- Testing protocols will ease on our U.S. and Europe sailings.
- We will begin accepting self-tests on sailings from U.S. ports that don’t visit Canada or Bermuda, and on many Europe sailings.
- For sailings 9 nights or less, vaccinated guests will no longer need to test to board one of our ships, where destinations allow; and will have 3 days prior to boarding to test for sailings 10 nights or more.
- Unvaccinated guests ages 5 and up will need to test 3 days prior to boarding.
Please visit the Country Travel Requirements section below for more information by country.
Sharecare VERIFIED™ with Forbes Travel Guide enables us to monitor protocols and demonstrate our commitment to health and safety. The VERIFIED™ digital platform allows us to confirm that each individual vessel has met the required cleanliness protocols and standards prior to every cruise. This helps ensure that when you embark on a Celebrity cruise, you’ll have peace of mind.
Healthy At Sea Protocols
Where local government regulations differ, we will comply with local requirements. We will continually evaluate and update these requirements and protocols as new information becomes available. Booked guests will be advised of the latest requirements leading up to departure.
Please be sure to register for a guest account so we have your contact information.
Testing & Screening
Testing and timing of requirements may vary by homeport country and port of embarkation. We continually evaluate and update country travel requirements to sail as noted in the sections below. Booked guests will also be advised of the latest requirements.
VaccinesPlease visit the Protocols by Embarkation Country section below for the country of embarkation for your sailing for more information regarding vaccination age requirements.COVID-19 Booster Vaccine shots are not currently required to sail on Celebrity Cruises.
100% Fresh, Filtered Air
HVAC system continuously supplies and filters 100% fresh, filtered air to all spaces. You can breathe easy knowing the robust system’s layers of protection make the transmission of aerosol particles between spaces extremely low to virtually impossible.
While On Board
Our enhanced cleaning and sanitization protocols and enhanced medical center set a new industry standard.
On-Your-Own tours are available unless locally restricted. While in port, guests must comply with local guidelines. Excursions provided by Celebrity Cruises extend the same health and safety standards we’re following on board. Most experiences are outdoors, and guests will be encouraged to stay with their group. Buses will be at reduced capacity and will be sanitized frequently. Small Group Discoveries will be available, and for guests that prefer to tour with their family or group, Private Journeys will be available. We’re working closely with local government to comply with their requirements.
24/7 Medical Care
We’ve made our high-quality onboard medical care stronger than ever, with more doctors and nurses on each ship and state-of-the-art equipment enhancements. And in the event of a suspected case of COVID-19, we’re fully prepared with medical evaluations, rapid testing, and more critical care on each ship.
You can find the latest CDC travel advisory on cruising here.
Still have questions? Call
North America: 1-800-280-3423
Outside North America: 001-316-554-5961
Should you test positive for COVID-19 onboard during your cruise, you have access to our onboard medical facilities, and you have the option to stay onboard until you test negative; or, if you prefer to disembark at the end of your sailing, our team will help with information on land-based hotels and commercial flight options.
Stay Informed, and Stay Safe
Protocols by Embarkation Country
Flights By Celebrity
Give your clients the best value in air travel with a benefit no other cruise line offers. If you find a lower fare within 24 hours of booking air with us, we’ll credit your clients 110% of the difference to spend onboard their cruise. Enjoy peace of mind with 24/7 travel service. If there are any delays or cancellations that jeopardize your clients' travel plans, we’ll work quickly with the airline to get your clients on the next available flight. Book flights now, charge your clients later with the ability to reserve select flights using the “Pay Later” option. This feature enables your clients to pay for their flights at the same time as their final cruise payment. Book Flights by Celebrity powered by Flight Finder!
When you travel with us, we've got you covered
Book any Celebrity Cruise that’s sailing between now and November 30, 2022, and you’ll have the following reassurance at no extra charge:
- 100% cruise fare refund for you, and your Traveling Party, if any of you tests positive for COVID-19 within 10 days prior to the cruise or at the boarding terminal.**
- Pro-rated cruise fare refund for anyone who has their cruise cut short due to testing positive for COVID-19 or being suspected of having COVID-19 during the cruise.
Available for US residents:
- Cancellation Coverage, Cruise Interruption + All Medical and Luggage Protection
- 90% Future Cruise Credit for any reason
- 100% Refund for covered reason
- Medical Coverage for all related issues Accidental – Sickness – Emergency
- Reimburse for medical expenses/emergency transportation; trip interruption coverage up to 150%
*Last modified May 17, 2022. Subject to change. Additional terms and conditions may apply, see our COVID-19 Policies and Procedures and your Cruise Ticket Contract for details. “Traveling Party” means (1) your family members living with you in the same household and (2) traveling companions assigned to your stateroom on the ship. Our CareTeam will assist with daily wellbeing check-ins and, where applicable, will assist in arranging shoreside accommodations or support to reschedule return travel home.”
**To qualify for a refund, if your COVID-19 test was administered by a provider other than one retained by Celebrity, you must present your verified positive test result in a form acceptable to Celebrity.