Carnival Corporation brands update Covid-19 requirements

Carnival Corporation brands update Covid-19 requirements

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The new vaccination guidelines will be introduced onboard ships for Carnival Cruise Line, P&O Cruises, Cunard and Princess Cruises

Carnival Corporation has dropped mandatory Covid-19 testing requirements for vaccinated guests sailing on short itineraries with four of its brands, including Carnival Cruise Line, P&O Cruises UK, Cunard and Princess Cruises.

Passengers will still required to upload proof of vaccination while getting ready for their cruise but self-testing for vaccinated guests is now ‘highly recommended’ rather than mandatory. However, those guests travelling on itineraries that are longer than 16 nights and those who are unvaccinated will still need to take PCR tests on embarkation.

“These updated protocols reflect the current environment across the world and while certain key elements have relaxed, our commitment to protect the health and well-being of all guests, crew and the communities we visit remains an ongoing and vital consideration,” said Sture Myrmell, president of Carnival UK. “They also ensure that the ease of cruising remains at the forefront and that all guests of all ages can enjoy a voyage with unrivalled dining, relaxation and exploration options and unmatched service levels at extraordinary value for money.”

All of the new guidelines are effective from 6 September 2022 and protocols may vary in Canada, Greece, Bermuda and Australia.

“Our ships have been sailing very full all summer, but there is still room for more of our loyal guests, and these guidelines will make it a simpler process, and make cruising accessible for those who were not able to meet the protocols we were required to follow for much of the past 14 months,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “We've got lots happening, with Carnival Luminosa and Carnival Celebration joining our fleet this November and more to come in 2023. Whatever the ship, homeport or itinerary that works for you, our great onboard team is ready to deliver a fun vacation – something we all look forward to even more nowadays!”

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Alice Chambers
By Alice Chambers
15 August 2022

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