In an announcement that is fantastic news for cruise fans, CDC has eliminated the mask requirement on vaccinated cruises!
Due to this update, the cruise ship operators may allow passengers the opportunity:
- To gather or conduct activities outdoors, including engaging in extended meal service or beverage consumption, without wearing a mask
- To not have to wear a mask or maintain physical distance in areas of the ship that are inaccessible to passengers
- To designate areas as only accessible to fully vaccinated passengers and crew where masks and physical distancing are not required (e.g., casinos; bars; spas; entertainment venues; and dining areas, including self-serve buffets)
- To not have to wear a mask or maintain physical distance in any areas—if they are fully vaccinated.
- To not have to wear a mask during interactive experiences including, but not limited to interactive cooking, culinary workshops and demonstrations, mixology/blending classes, and galley and other “behind the scene” tours.
It is important to note that all of these guidelines are at each cruise lines discretion. To view the recommendations directly from the CDC, please visit them here.
Don't throw the mask overboard just yet, as many destinations still require guests to wear a mask once you are off the ship.
Please visit Can I Get Off the Ship at the Port? for additional port travel requirements.
Each cruise line and destination may have unique policies and procedures, please visit Cruise Line Travel Requirements and Health & Safety Measures for more information.