Celestyal Cruises (Greece) allows passengers fully vaccinated with Russia's Sputnik V COVID vaccine

   November 24, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

The Greek company Celestyal Cruises will allow fully vaccinated passengers with the Russian "Sputnik V" COVID vaccine to board the ships.

Starting March 2022, vacationers can board the ships Celestyal Crystal and Celestyal Olympia for a voyage to the Greek islands and Kusadasi-Ephesus (Turkey). Celestyal Cruises is the 3rd line to allow guests vaccinated with the Russian vaccine, after Costa and MSC, announced they would approve Sputnik V for departures from the UAE (United Arab Emirates).

According to Union of Russian Tour Operators' data, Russians who are over the age of 12 vaccinated with Sputnik V/another recognized COVID vaccine will be able to board Celestyal ships. Kids below the age of 12 need certificates with negative PCR tests done 48 hours before boarding. The last dose of the vaccine must be given no later than 14 days prior to the start of the voyage (confirmed by an original vaccination certificate in printed or electronic form in English).

All Celestyal voyages are currently available for booking.

Russian language service is available on both ships.

Celestyal is the first cruise line sailing in the Mediterranean to approve Russia's vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, offering 4-, 5-, and 8-day roundtrips to the Greek Islands and the port of Kusadasi (Turkey).

Russians can book sailings at 13% to 40% reduced fares through the Black Friday offer, which started at Celestyal on November 10 and will last until the end of November.