CCL-Carnival Cruise Line updating pre-cruise COVID testing protocols

   August 26, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

CCL-Carnival Cruise Line is informing passengers and travel agents of additional updates to its pre-cruise COVID testing protocols for unvaccinated passengers for voyages departing September 6, 2022/later.

The changes are consistent with what local destinations advised will be acceptable for arriving cruisers.

CCL said it would continue to work closely with local destinations in order to protect the health of its passengers, crew/staff, and the communities CCL ships visit.

The updated protocols include:

In addition to lab-administered tests, self-testing is accepted for unvaccinated passengers on voyages 15 nights/shorter.

Certain destinations don't accept unsupervised pre-cruise self-testing, such as Canada, Bermuda, Spain, and Greece. If used for visiting those destinations, self-testing has to be supervised by a medical professional.

Regardless of the type of COVID test taken, unvaccinated passengers will be required to present their negative test results via VeriFLY/as part of the embarkation process.

Travel insurance is no longer a requirement for unvaccinated passengers unless it is required by a destination, like Bermuda. Irrespective of vaccination status, travel insurance is required for all passengers visiting Fiji.