Star Clippers lifts COVID vaccine mandates for cruise passengers

   November 18, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Star Clippers announced a new set of health & safety protocols with regard to the prevention of COVID for their fleet of tall clipper ships.

The protocols are based on recommendations from the global government and health authorities.

Effective at the beginning of the winter Caribbean & Central American sailing season, the cruise line will no longer require passengers to be vaccinated against COVID.

Non-vaccinated guests will need to present "a negative antigen test, performed within 48 hours of embarkation, or a negative RT-PCR test, performed within 72 hours of embarkation."

The COVID test must be administered by an authorized party. Home tests will not be accepted.

Passengers who are fully vaccinated with at least all COVID primary series vaccine doses are no longer required to present a negative antigen/PCR test upon embarkation. The company will require proof by way of the original COVID vaccination documents issued by the relevant health authority of the country.

The policy is issued in conjunction with continued advanced hygiene protocols including the use of air purifiers, regular disinfecting of public areas, and ongoing training of crew members for symptom detection/response.

Star Clippers adheres to the highest health & safety policy, closely following the United States' Public Health guidelines.

Royal Clipper cruise ship

The new policy is in effect onboard Royal Clipper beginning November 5th, 2022, Star Clipper beginning November 19th, 2022, and Star Flyer beginning November 26th, 2022.