FREE Cruise Ship Health Protocols Question and Answers
On the cruise ship, is everything open to the public?
Yes. Some portions, including the kid's areas, were still off limits when cruise ships initially arrived. Nowadays, everything on ships is once again open. It if you want open pool decks or quiet, secluded lounges on ships, you can do so once more.
Will I have a test while on the cruise?
If you have had a vaccination, the cruise ship won't test you. Therefore, once you've finished the pre-cruise exam, you're done.
Now they might ask you to take a test if you start experiencing symptoms while on the ship. Additionally, you should anticipate being tested if you are in close contact with a positive case on board.
Do I need to be immunized in order to cruise?
Yes, you will need to be immunized if you're a cruise passenger in the vast majority of cases. This normally refers to any vaccine approved by the FDA, the WHO, or the European Medicines Agency for ships departing the United States (EMA).
Must children receive the shot?
The child's age will determine this. Typically, in order to sail, children must be at least 12 years old. For those who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical or religious reasons, there are occasionally exceptions. However, being older than 12 usually necessitates getting a shot.
Should I distance myself from the ship?
No, generally. If you were anticipating bars to have every other seat roped off or workers keeping space between patrons with measuring tapes and whistles, you would be wrong. Onboard, life is pretty much the same, especially outside.
Is a test required before I may sail?
Yes. Before going on a cruise, testing is almost always required. The majority of cruise lines demand that you take a test on your own a few days before to sailing. Your cruise operator will specifically outline the kind of exam you need and when it is necessary.
Is wearing a mask necessary on the cruise ship?
Masks are no longer necessary onboard most cruise ships. During the Omicron spike, masks rules were implemented, although they have subsequently been relaxed. Don't be shocked if the requirements return if there is another wave.