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These cruise lines are now requiring guests receive their booster shots

Like many of the countries in which they port, most cruise lines call for guests to be “up to date” with their COVID-19 vaccinations. But with boosters now in the mix what this means has changed.

So far, for at least two luxury cruise lines being “up to date” with your vaccinations, now includes being boosted. 


From 1 March, Silversea and Azamara will require passengers get that extra boost of protection against COVID-19.



According to Silversea’s new policy, anyone eligible for a booster must receive one "provided the required time has passed after the completion of their primary COVID-19 vaccination series".


"At Silversea, our top priority has always been to safeguard the health and safety of our guests, crew, and the communities we visit," the company wrote. 


"Silversea will continue to work closely with relevant governing bodies and health authorities to evolve its health and safety procedures, as new health recommendations are issued and as the fluid situation advances."


To further protect guests, crew and port destinations, Silverseas asks guests to be masked in all public indoor areas, terminals and on shore excursions. They also test passengers before boarding and provide rapid antigen tests to them upon disembarkation. 


Likewise, Azamara will require that from 1 March 2022, “all guests 5 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated”. 


“We also require that fully vaccinated guests get a booster dose when they become eligible to do so.”

“Starting March 1, all vaccinated guests eligible for a booster, are required to have their booster dose in order to sail with Azamara.”


Until then, the cruise line “strongly recommend” that all fully vaccinated guests receive a booster dose.


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Published: 27 January 2022

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