Guidance for Sailings Departing Italy (Ravenna and Civitavecchia)
Beginning Sept. 24, 2022

 
All sailings scheduled to sail from the port of Venice will now embark from the port of Ravenna until further notice.  Guests who are scheduled to leave from the port of Civitavecchia are not impacted.

We 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 NOTE: For guests onboard the below sailings, Haifa, Israel requires arriving travelers to complete an entry form prior to arrival. The form can be found here and is available up to 48 hours prior to arriving in Haifa. However, we highly recommend completing it prior to boarding your sailing and saving your completion confirmation to present upon arrival into Haifa.

  • September 23, 2022 Celebrity Apex
  • October 5, 2022 Celebrity Apex
  • October 17, 2022 Celebrity Apex

 


 

 
 

Health Protocols and Requirements

Vaccines

Beginning with sailings embarking on Sept. 5, 2022, all travelers, regardless of vaccination status, can now cruise as long as they meet testing requirements to board. While vaccinations are not required to sail on Celebrity Cruises, they are highly recommended.

COVID-19 booster vaccine shots are not currently required to sail on Celebrity Cruises but are highly recommended.

While vaccinations are not required, guests are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if 2 weeks have passed since their second dose in a 2-dose series (such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines); or, 2 weeks after a one dose series such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

Vaccines approved and accepted by the World Health Organization (WHO) OR by the European Medical Agency (EMA) will be considered valid with the current exception of the CanSino vaccine.

Guests with a mixed series of any two of the following vaccines taken within a minimum of 28 days between doses, will also be considered fully vaccinated:  

  • Pfizer / Cominarty
  • Moderna / Spikevax
  • Johnson & Johnson / Janssen
  • AstraZeneca/Covishield / Vaxzevria
  • Sinovac / Coronavac
  • Sinopharm / BBIBP-CorV
  • Covaxin

Any guest who has received one dose of a vaccine (other than Johnson & Johnson) will not be considered fully vaccinated.

 

Sailing Testing Requirements:

  • Up-to-Date* Guests: 
    • For all sailings 9 nights or shorter, no pre-boarding testing is required. 
    • For all sailings 10 nights or longer, guests ages 12 and older must present a negative COVID-19 test result from a test taken within 3 days prior to boarding. Test results from any commercially available Rapid Antigen Test (RAT), including self-tests, will be accepted. Tests do not have to be supervised or proctored. Test results may be presented as a printout, screenshot or photo of the test result or the actual test. Antibody tests are not accepted.
  • Fully Vaccinated** and Unvaccinated Guests: 
    • All guests ages 12 and older must present a negative COVID-19 test result from a test taken within 3 days prior to boarding. Test results from any commercially available Rapid Antigen Test (RAT), including self-tests, will be accepted. Tests do not have to be supervised or proctored. Test results may be presented as a printout, screenshot or photo of the test result or the actual test. Antibody tests are not accepted.

Please Note: Greece has removed its unique testing requirements as of Sept. 24, 2022. Please disregard any previously received communication with special instructions for sailings visiting Greece and follow the above guidelines.

Guests who have recently recovered from COVID-19 may present a Certificate of Recovery and proof of the positive PCR or Antigen test result taken between 11 and less than 180 days prior to the sail date in order to board and be exempt from testing. The Certificate of Recovery can be presented as an NHS COVID Pass, EU Certificate of Recovery or as a letter from a healthcare provider. Please be aware that some ports of call do not accept a Certificate of Recovery for the purposes of debarking and enjoying the destination. 

Mid-Cruise/Port of Call

Guests on sailings visiting any port in Greece may be subject to mid-cruise testing, pending vaccination status and itinerary.

Debark

No Debark testing required.

Re-Entry (to home country)

Most countries no longer require a re-entry test. Should you need a test to re-enter your country of residence, please visit the Guest Relations desk onboard the ship.

 

*European definition of Up to Date: vaccinated within 9 months (270 days) of final dose in primary series OR at least 1 booster shot. The 270 days must extend to the final day of the cruise. The last primary dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to embarkation. 

**Definition of Fully Vaccinated: vaccinated with a full dose of a primary series vaccine more than 9 months (270 days) prior to sailing, and NOT boosted. 

 

PRE-CRUISE Test Kit Resources for U.S. and UK Guests

Self-tests are now readily available in most drugstores and pharmacies.

Celebrity Cruises has also worked with its trusted vendors to make options for procuring supervised test kits available to you. We strongly recommend ordering test kits at least 7 days in advance of your sailing. These tests feature a certified guide who walks you through the testing steps.  

U.S. RESIDENTS ORDER HERE – ABBOTT BINAXNOW™

U.K. RESIDENTS ORDER HERE - PRENETICS™

 


 
While On Board

Currently, face masks are optional onboard Celebrity ships for all guests, regardless of vaccination status. Celebrity Cruises follows the requirements in all jurisdictions we sail, and please note that mask requirements may vary by the destinations visited on your sailing and/or disembarkation port. This policy is continually re-evaluated, and any updates will be shared with guests.

 


 

Excursions & Going Ashore

 

 

All guests may go ashore on their own where it's permitted


 

Guests who do not meet the testing and health screening policy requirements will be denied boarding.