Lindblad Expeditions updates Health & Safety protocols

   August 29, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Lindblad Expeditions updated its health & safety protocols with the first changes effective on sailings departing September 1st/later.

As the COVID crisis has evolved, federal, state, and local protocols are changing. The Global Policy team of Lindblad continues to review the changes and adjust its protocols to match the latest guidance.

The newest updates feature requirements for vaccinations and pre-cruise testing/masking and mark a step in keeping with the relaxation of travel requirements worldwide.

Changes include the following:

  • Effective on cruises departing September 1, 2022/later:

Booster shots are no longer required for passengers but are strongly recommended.

(Booster shots will still be required on the line's extended itineraries in Antarctica such as the 35-day Epic Antarctica, 24-day Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands, and 19-day South Georgia and the Falklands.

Passengers 4 years of age/under will no longer be required to be COVID-vaccinated but are strongly recommended.

Masks will be optional for guests on all ships. They will continue to be available onboard for passengers and are strongly recommended.

  • Effective on cruises departing October 1, 2022/later

Passengers will no longer need to test for COVID before leaving home and will no longer be tested at embarkation. It continues to be strongly recommended that they test before leaving home.

Testing may still be required for vaccinated guests in advance of voyages to certain countries, or if traveling onboard Sea Cloud/Delfin 2 Amazon that may require their own protocols.

All health & safety protocols are subject to change.

They may vary due to local regulations.