NCLH-Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings extending 100% vaccination requirement 'indefinitely'

   November 7, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

NCLH-Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings' vaccine requirement is remaining in place "indefinitely," president & CEO Frank Del Rio said on the company's 3rd-quarter earnings call.

According to Del Rio, they had indefinitely extended their 100% vaccination requirement and that continued to be "a competitive advantage" for their 3 brands (NCL-Norwegian, RSSC-Regent Seven Seas and Oceania). By fleet capacity, NCLH is currently ranked the world's 4th-largest cruise shipowner.

Christine Da Silva, senior vice president of Branding & Communications for Norwegian said the decision came "given continued concerns around public health and a commitment to protect passengers."

All passengers and crew members must be fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before the departure date, acknowledge their vaccination status prior to boarding, and show proof of COVID vaccine while boarding.

NCLH initially instituted the 100% vaccination requirement in April 2021 and extended it through the end of the year in August. 

No exemptions are available to the 100% vaccination requirement, including age-related.