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MIAMI – August 22, 2022 – Celebrity Cruises today announced new protocols for guests sailing from U.S. and European ports by dropping vaccination requirements and simplifying testing guidelines, making cruising more accessible and easier for travelers.
Beginning September 5, 2022, all guests, regardless of vaccination status, departing on most sailings from the U.S. and Europe can now cruise as long as they meet local testing requirements to board. Celebrity Cruises will also now accept any commercially available test, including unsupervised self-tests, in many destinations.
“A new world is waiting and I’m thrilled to now more closely align our operations with the rest of the travel industry and open up opportunities for everyone to explore, once again,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises. “Travel is making its grand comeback and we’re looking forward to the continued momentum from consumers around the world.”
Testing to Sail
New pre-boarding testing requirements for the U.S. and Europe include:
Requirements in Other Regions
While Celebrity Cruises has dropped vaccination requirements, sailings to and from ports in Canada, Australia and New Zealand require all guests ages 12 and up to be fully vaccinated to sail in keeping with country requirements. Galapagos cruises require guests ages 3 and older to be vaccinated.
For all sailings, detailed boarding information by country of embarkation is available on the Country Travel Requirements page of Celebrity Cruises’ HealthyAtSea.com portal.
Leading the Way
Celebrity Cruises paved the way for the industry’s safe return to sailing when Celebrity Edge became the first ship to resume U.S. sailings on June 26, 2021. Exactly one year later, Celebrity’s entire fleet of 15 award-winning ships had returned to operation, maintaining health and safety measures that exceed other types of vacations. The line is now sailing in the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe and the Galapagos. It returns to Australia and New Zealand this October.
For more information on all Celebrity Cruises offerings, call 1-800-437-3111, visit www.celebritycruises.com, or speak with a trusted travel advisor.
About Celebrity Cruises:
Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the mark of a fleet of 15 award-winning ships redefining luxury cruise travel with cool, contemporary design and accommodation; dining, spa, and entertainment experiences for modern tastes; and culturally rich and diverse destination experiences, all complemented by warm, personalized service. Celebrity has pioneered many industry firsts at sea, including: the first use of solar panels on a cruise ship; the first to eliminate use of plastic water bottles; the first American female Captain of a cruise ship; the first-ever all-female bridge and officer team sailing; the first West African woman to work on the bridge of a cruise ship; and one of the first legal same-sex weddings performed at sea. Driven by wanderlust and a passion for opening the world, Celebrity journeys to all seven continents, visiting nearly 300 destinations in more than 70 countries. Celebrity Cruises is one of five brands owned by the global cruise company Royal Caribbean Group. (NYSE: RCL).
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