Celebrity Cruises, which is the first U.S. cruise ship to resume operations from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on June 26, said it was optimistic a resolution would be reached in time. It requires guests aged 16 and over to be vaccinated, while children will be tested at the terminals.
Carnival Cruises Said Monday that his first ship would sail from the port of Galveston, Texas, on July 3, and be available only to vaccinated passengers. Norwegian, which will start sailing from Miami in August, said it would take until October 31 and has threatened to skip ports in Florida if the state does not allow cruise lines to allow an exemption from the law banning vaccine requirements.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said in a statement on June 7 that ‘the current CDC requirements to operate with an unlimited gas base will make it very difficult to deliver the experience our guests expect, especially given the large number of families with younger children sailing with us. ”
“As a result, we are an alternative to managing our ships from the US during the month of July with vaccinated guests,” she said.
But even if you are vaccinated, you must also take into account the requirements of the country where the voyage goes ashore. The Caribbean island of St. Maarten, where Celebrity Cruises began sailing on June 5, requires a negative test in addition to proof of vaccination.
What documents do I need to bring with me when I travel?
It will also depend on where you are going, but a good rule of thumb is to carry your physical vaccination card, if you have it, and proof of a negative test, if necessary.
Mr. Alexander, the travel agent, recommends that people bring the original documents with them. While a number of digital health certificates – showing vaccine status and test results – are in progress, it has not yet been widely accepted. You must also make sure that your document is in the correct language. The United Kingdomfor example, requires that the test results be in English, Spanish or French.