Oceania Cruises Revises its Health and Safety Protocols

Oceania Cruises has revised its “SailSafe Health and Safety” protocols, making it simpler and easier for all travelers to cruise.

Effective September 3, 2022, vaccinated travelers will no longer need to test to embark a sailing and unvaccinated travelers may embark by providing proof of a negative Antigen or PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to boarding. Ease of access to travel is also provided for guests of all ages as children under the age of 12 will also be welcomed without any vaccination or testing requirements.

Also, as part of the revised protocols for embarkation, vaccinated travelers must meet the generally accepted definition of “fully vaccinated” based on the destination in which they are embarking the ship, and/or traveling to, and must provide proof of vaccination. Travelers who cannot provide proof of vaccination will be considered unvaccinated and subject to any required testing protocols.

“We have been waiting a long time for this moment to arrive. The world has been re-opening quickly and once more, we are pleased to welcome all travelers, of all ages, to safely explore the world with comfort and ease aboard the small, luxurious ships of Oceania Cruises,” said Howard Sherman, president and CEO of Oceania Cruises, in a press release.

The relaxation of this policy is in line with that of the greater travel industry around the globe as society continues to adapt and return to a state of normalcy. While vaccination and testing requirements have been relaxed, Oceania Cruises continues to strongly recommend all guests to be up to date with their vaccines and to test at their convenience prior to travel.

As part of the line’s comprehensive health and safety protocols, all officers and crew will continue to be fully vaccinated and boosted and also undergo regular, routine COVID-19 testing. Certain destinations such as Canada, Bermuda, and Greece, may have very specific requirements that will result in slightly different protocols which will impact a small number of voyages. Specific voyage and destination requirements will be communicated to Oceania's guests and travel partners as needed.

For additional information and current destination-specific details, travelers are encouraged to review the www.oceaniacruises.com.

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