Celebrity Cruises updates health & safety protocols for departures from the USA

   February 21, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Celebrity Cruises updated its health & safety protocols for sailings from the United States.

The company which has 11 cruise ships currently in service and ~13.000 crew members back onboard, made changes to the guidelines, developed via a partnership with the Healthy Sail Panel.

Celebrity will still require all passengers 12+ years of age to be fully vaccinated, in order to sail. The cruise line requires all crew members to be fully vaccinated including a booster shot when eligible. Fully vaccinated are those who have received their primary series of COVID vaccines. 

Celebrity Beyond cruise ship

Following are the latest updated healthy at sea protocols for passengers and crew:

  • Vaccinated crew members joining cruise ships will go from 7- to 3-days in quarantine (Celebrity Beyond crew remains at 7-days quarantine)
  • Restart crew curated bubble tours in ports of call
  • The crew members will keep wearing Kn-95 masks
  • Test crew every 14 days but split and the half crew one week and half the next.

Sailings 7+ days

  • Keep as is and test on the last or 2nd to last day of the cruise
  • Start moving to self-administrated crew tests under observation in 2 weeks
  • When joining a ship Celebrity crew members are required to complete online virtual training including "Healthy return to service" modules, and some other security and service training.

Passenger protocols

  • Onboard guest letters & talking points distributed with the updated protocols
  • Masks are still in place during embarking/debark and while in the terminal
  • Masks are optional except for in the casino/theatre. Masks are still mandatory on expedition cruise ships sailing in Galapagos.

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