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Sail Safe with Norwegian Cruise Line

Cruise with Ultimate Freedom

Experience everything on board with our 100% fully vaccinated ships

You want to cruise. We want to keep you safe. With Norwegian, our leading Health & Safety Program allows you and your loved ones to cruise with the ultimate freedom and confidence. All guests and crew are required to be 100% fully vaccinated so you can safely do what you’ve always wanted to do on a cruise — EVERYTHING. Let’s get back to living life to the fullest, together. Sail Safe. Feel Free.

Benefits of 100% Vaccination Requirements*

  • Cruise Mask-free**
    Breathe freely and witness smiles everywhere you go!
  • No Social Distancing Required
    Get up close and personal with confidence, everyone on board is vaccinated.
  • All Restaurants & Experiences Are Fully Open
    Dine in any of our restaurants mask-free, including our self-service buffet. Plus enjoy all entertainment options.
  • No Restrictions on Shore Excursions
    Feel Free to take the shore excursion you’ve been dreaming of or explore on your own!
  • No Capacity Restrictions
    Appreciate the full Norwegian experience — all venues and experiences are entirely open.
  • Surround Yourself in Safety
    Peace of mind knowing all guests and crew on board are fully vaccinated.

*As government regulations evolve, our health and safety protocols will evolve as needed to ensure compliance. This may mean different protocols from ship to ship based on local requirements.

**On Europe sailings only, currently local government regulations requires all guests to wear masks onboard. Refer to FAQs section for complete details.

Pre-Cruise and Onboard Protocols
SAFETY FOR OUR GUESTS AND CREW

Mandatory Vaccination

Mandatory Vaccinations Against Covid-19 on Initial Voyages

All guests and crew must be fully vaccinated, at least 2 weeks prior to departure, in order to board. Guest vaccination requirements are currently for all sailings embarking through December 31, 2021– we will follow the science to make determinations on requirements for all other future sailings.

*Passengers on ships embarking or disembarking at US ports need to be vaccinated with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized single brand vaccinations.

Universal Testing

Universal testing & Pre-Embarkation Protocols

All guests will be required to take a COVID-19 antigen test, administered and paid for by the cruise line, prior to boarding and receive a negative result. Guests are also responsible for complying with all local health and safety requirements which may include additional testing.

Socially Responsible Check In

Socially Responsible Check-In

We’ve designed an enhanced, staggered embarkation process and new check-in system to streamline check in for guests by allowing documents to be signed electronically.

Guest Capacity

Controlled Guest Capacity

We will initially control the guest capacity onboard each ship to provide even more space per guest.

Hand Sanitation

Hand Sanitation

All guests will be required to engage in frequent handwashing and hand sanitizer will be prominently placed and easily accessible throughout the ship.