Holland America Line is the newest cruise line to finish a vaccine mandate for cruises on their ships the corporate introduced this week.
For many cruises as much as 15 nights lengthy, unvaccinated visitors will have the ability to sail on a Holland America Line cruise ship beginning on September 6, 2022. They might want to deliver a adverse COVID-19 take a look at that was taken inside three days of the cruise.
Additionally, vaccinated passengers will now not be required to deliver a adverse COVID-19 take a look at on embarkation day so long as the cruise is 15 nights or much less. The brand new protocols don’t apply to itineraries for international locations the place native laws could differ, together with Canada, Australia and Greece.
“Our visitors have been excited to return to cruising, and these modifications will make it simpler for extra visitors to discover the world in a protected and pleasant setting,” mentioned Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line. “The brand new, simplified protocols acknowledge the evolving nature of COVID-19 whereas nonetheless making certain we defend the well being of our visitors, workforce members and the communities we go to.”
For cruises which might be 16 nights and longer (plus full Panama Canal transit, trans-ocean and designated distant voyages, ages 5 and older), visitors might be required to be vaccinated and convey a adverse COVID-19 take a look at to board the ship.
Friends on longer voyages might be supplied extra details about protocols based mostly on ports visited. Friends can proceed to submit paperwork electronically forward of embarkation for a easy and quicker check-in course of.