Guidance for All Sailings Departing U.S. Ports
on or after September 5, 2022
(excluding sailings visiting Bermuda)

 

If your sailing visits Bermuda please go here for sailing guidelines. 

We continually evaluate these requirements as new information becomes available. This website will be updated, as needed, and booked guests will be informed of any changes via direct email communication. 

PLEASE NOTE: For any sailings visiting Martinique, guests must check in with a valid a passport. Guests that check in with a Birth Certificate will be allowed to sail, however will not be allowed to go ashore in Martinique

 


 
 

Health Protocols and Requirements

 

Vaccines

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 shots are also not currently required but remain highly recommended.

If you are vaccinated, please plan to carry your vaccination documentation with you at all times while in port should local authorities or businesses request it to help facilitate entry and/or experiences.

Vaccines approved and accepted by the World Health Organization (WHO) OR by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 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.

 

Testing Requirements

Vaccinated Guests

For all sailings 9 nights or shorter, no pre-boarding testing is required.

For all sailings 10 nights or longer, vaccinated guests ages 5 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.

 

Unvaccinated Guests

For all sailings, unvaccinated guests ages 5 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.

 

Certificate of Recovery

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 11-90 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 may not accept a Certificate of Recovery for the purposes of debarking and enjoying the destination.

 

Back-to-Back-Sailings

Testing for back-to-back sailings is not required for all sailings. Guests will be notified onboard if testing is required and will be provided testing at no cost if needed.

This back-to-back testing policy applies to any combination of sailings on any ships within the Royal Caribbean Group which includes Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean International and SilverSea.  Guests joining from other cruise lines not in the Royal Carribean Group family must follow all of our testing requirements in order to board our ships.

 

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.

 

Pre-Cruise Test Kit Resources for U.S. and UK Guests

Self-tests are also 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. While these tests exceed our requirements beginning on Sept. 5, 2022, they do feature a certified guide who walks you through the testing steps. 

  • U.S. Guests can purchase Abbott BinaxNOW test kits here.
  • U.K. Guests can purchase Prenetics test kits here.
    • We strongly recommend ordering test kits at least 7 days in advance of your sailing.
    • Once you have taken the test, you will receive your results in about 15 minutes.

 


 
While Onboard

Mask Policy

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. 

 


 

While Ashore

 

All guests may go ashore on their own.

 


 

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