NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line eliminates COVID testing, masking and vaccination requirements

   October 4, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line announced that it had updated its global health and safety protocols by removing all COVID testing, masking, and vaccination requirements effective October 4, 2022.

Given the positive progress in the public health environment, NCL updated its health and safety guidelines, which are currently more aligned with other global travel organizations.

Norwegian Encore cruise ship

Harry Sommer (NCL's new President and CEO/since 2020) said that health and safety were always their first priority; and in fact, they had been "the health and safety leaders from the very start of the pandemic.” 

“Many travelers have been patiently waiting to take their long-awaited vacation at sea and we cannot wait to celebrate their return.”

With the easing of the line’s health and safety protocols, NCL will continue to follow the travel guidelines as required by the destinations the company visits.