Carnival Cruise Line Drops Testing on Shorter Sailings and Updates Protocols

Carnival Cruise Line Drops Testing On Shorter Sailings And Updates Protocols

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Carnival Cruise Line has joined a growing number of cruise lines, that it will remove all pre-cruise testing requirements for vaccinated guests on short cruises of 5 nights or fewer, effective August 4. Here are the updated requirements from Carnivals website.


Except where destination requirements differ, effective with sailings departing August 4, 2022, there will be no pre-cruise testing for fully vaccinated guests booked on certain cruises with itineraries 5 days or less. Due to destination requirements, ALL guests on itineraries that include Bahamas, Bermuda and Grand Cayman must complete a pre-cruise test, irrespective of the length of the cruise. For these itineraries, guests may take either a PCR or antigen test starting 3 days before departure and including embarkation day, provided test results are received in time for check-in (for example, if the sailing is on Saturday, the test may be taken any time from Wednesday). See below for specific testing requirements for Bermuda.*


On cruises 6 days or longer, testing requirements remain in place for guests age 2 and older. Except where destination requirements differ, all guests may take their test (PCR or antigen) starting 3 days before departure.* Guests traveling on back-to-back cruises 16 days or more will be tested between voyages.

* BAHAMAS, BERMUDA, CANADA, AND GRAND CAYMAN: Pre-cruise testing requirements remain in place for ALL guests on ALL itineraries which include Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, and Grand Cayman. Fully vaccinated guests traveling to Bermuda and Canada can take either a PCR test within 72 hours prior to sailing, or an antigen test no earlier than two days prior to sailing, in order to comply with destination regulations.

If any destination requirements change, updates will be made to our Have Fun. Be Safe. web page and we will communicate directly with guests as timely as possible.

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