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.


Journey WonderFULL

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.

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 Bermuda, and Europe sailings.
- For sailings 9 nights or less, vaccinated guests ages 5 and older 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 older will need to test 3 days prior to boarding U.S. sailings (excluding Bermuda); and ages 12 and older for select Europe sailings.

Please visit our Country Travel Requirements for more information regarding vaccination.

Currently published testing and vaccination requirements remain in place for cruises from Australia and New Zealand, and the Galapagos; cruises that depart from or visit Bermuda and transatlantic sailings, until further notice.


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.  

For an overview of protocols by homeport country, click here


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 here. Booked guests will also be advised of the latest requirements.


Please visit the Country Travel Requirements page 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. View Vaccine FAQ's.


While On Board

Our enhanced cleaning and sanitization protocols and enhanced medical center set a new industry standard. 

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 Ashore

To minimize COVID-19-related health risks to you, our crew members, and the communities we visit, we monitor the ports of call on your itinerary regularly. We consider several factors when determining if it's safe to leave the ship and go ashore – the prevalence of COVID-19 in the area, whether testing is available, and how easy it is for the locals to get vaccinated.


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. 


Getting Home

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 hotel or commercial flights options.

You can find the latest CDC travel advisory on cruising here.

Still have questions? Call

North America: 1-800-280-3423

Outside North America: 316-554-5961


When you travel with us, we've got you covered


Covid-19 Assistance

Book any Celebrity Cruise that’s sailing between now and April 30, 2023, 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%


Learn More

*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.

Celebrity Cruises is the first cruise line to partner with the leader in health and safety, Sharecare VERIFIED™ with Forbes Travel Guide

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.

Itinerary Updates

Here’s where you’ll find the latest Celebrity Cruises itinerary updates and advisories.