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Celebrity's Healthy at Sea

Updated: May 13, 2022

Vacations should be effortless from the start. That’s why every Celebrity cruise now includes drinks, Wi-Fi, and tips — always. It’s that simple. It’s one that delivers more of everything from culinary exploration to holistic wellness, cultural discovery, and elevated design — all enhanced by our unrivaled service. Besides the amazing cruise, you are about to embark on, Celebrity's Healthy at Sea Protocols are in place to make sure your cruise goes smoothly.

Vaccination Status

  • All guests who are eligible to be vaccinated must be fully vaccinated with all initial doses administered at least 14 days prior to sailing. Effective April 15, 2022, this will include all U.S. guests 5 years of age and older on all Celebrity Cruises sailings globally.

  • Some countries may be required to have boosters in order to be qualified as "fully vaccinated".

Pre-Cruise Testing

  • All vaccinated guests are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result at the time of embarkation. This test may be taken either as an Antigen or PCR test, conducted within two days of boarding the ship. Each guest is responsible for making their own arrangements with an accredited testing provider as well as covering all associated costs.

  • Unvaccinated guests 4 & under will be required to bring a negative PCR test conducted within three days of boarding. These guests will be given an additional COVID-19 Antigen test at the terminal prior to embarkation and on the day before disembarkation. The CDC has advised unvaccinated guests cannot be tested twice in one day as it may affect the accuracy of the test results, therefore the COVID-19 PCR test required before arriving at the terminal cannot be taken on boarding day. A registration link for required onsite testing at the terminal will be emailed separately.

  • For fully vaccinated guests, a home-test kit is available for purchase on our website.

  • Bioreference - Scarlet Concierge Service -In partnership with Bio-reference a concierge testing option is also available for our fully vaccinated guests. Bio-reference will send a qualified medical technician to your home, office, hotel, or any place you choose, to perform the test. The cost is $85 per person. Your results will be ready in about 48 hours. Click here to make an appointment.

If you are unsure when you need to take your testing, please let us know to send you your vaccine email from Celebrity for verification.

Health Questionnaire

  • Each country may require a Health Attestation form to be filled out for contact tracing.

  • 24-hour Health Questionnaire must be done via Celebrity App.


  • While onboard, masks are optional but highly recommended for unvaccinated guests.

  • Masks are also optional in the cruise terminal throughout boarding, screening and while disembarking, unless otherwise required by a local ordinance. We will notify guests at the terminal if masks are required.

New & Updated Celebrity Cruise Guest Policy

When boarding a Celebrity cruise, you, therefore, accept the terms and conditions set by Celebrity Cruises. Please see the new and update Guest Healthy, Safety, and Conduct Policy.

Guests that do not meet the testing and health screening policy requirements will be denied boarding. CSA Travel insurance or Celebrity's CruiseCare are imperative and highly recommended. These requirements may change, so it is best to ask your travel agent or view Celebrity's website.

NOTICE: For U.S. cruises and guests: Prior to sailing, please consult all applicable U.S. Centers for Disease Control travel advisories, warnings, or recommendations relating to cruise travel, at If a certain threshold level of covid-19 is detected onboard the ship during your voyage, the voyage will end immediately, the ship will return to the port of embarkation, and your subsequent travel, including your return home, may be restricted or delayed. For cruises and guests worldwide: Health and safety protocols, guest conduct rules, and regional travel restrictions vary by ship and destination, and are subject to change without notice. Due to evolving health protocols, imagery and messaging may not accurately reflect onboard and destination experiences, offerings, features, or itineraries. These may not be available during your voyage, may vary by ship and destination, and may be subject to change without notice.

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