Celebrity Cruises Commitment to Health and Safety

Please read for Celebrity Cruises new policies regarding their commitment to the health and safety of guests.



From bow to stern, we’re taking extraordinary measures to keep you Healthy at Sea. We’re sailing at reduced capacity to provide more space for more luxury. We’re with you all the way, including safe passage home by private air transfer, if needed*


It's a new world, but providing the same world-class service we're known for is our top priority, so an enjoyable vacation can be yours. Journey Safe. Journey WonderFULL℠


You Should Know.

- All crew and guests who are eligible to be vaccinated must be vaccinated in order to sail with us.

- All guests 2 and over must present a negative Covid-19 test prior to sailing.



Where local government regulations differ, we will comply with local requirements. We will continually evaluate and update these requirements and protocols as new information becomes available. Booked guests will be advised of the latest requirements leading up to departure.


Please be aware of both homeport country travel requirements and Celebrity Cruises requirements as they may differ. We are continually updating this information. Guests will also be notified of the latest requirements leading up to departure via email.  Please be sure to register for a guest account so we have your contact information.  


Testing & Screening

All vaccinated guests must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken as either an Antigen or PCR test conducted within two days of embarkation and complete a health questionnaire prior to sailing. All unvaccinated children between the ages of two and eleven years old, will be required to bring a negative Antigen or PCR test result conducted within three days of embarkation.


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 test required before arriving at the terminal cannot be taken on boarding day.


Please note, for sailings departing on or after December 17, 2021 unvaccinated children, under the age of 12, must arrive at the cruise terminal with a negative PCR test. An additional COVID-19 Antigen test will be administered in the terminal before boarding and on the day before disembarkation.


Currently, all fully vaccinated guests requiring a COVID-19 test to return to their home country will be provided the option to receive complimentary testing onboard prior to disembarkation. Proof of return travel scheduled within 24 hours of disembarkation will be required. As of Tuesday, November 16, 2021, for new bookings, home country re-entry testing will be available onboard for a fee of $55 per person for an Antigen test or $95 per person for a PCR test.



All crew and guests who are eligible to be vaccinated must be fully vaccinated with all initial doses administered at least 14 days prior to sailing.  COVID-19 Booster Vaccine shots are not required to sail on Celebrity Cruises. 


NOTICE: Proof of vaccination will be recorded and may be reviewed for signs of fraud. Unauthorized use of an official government agency seal such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seal is a federal crime, and will be reported to the relevant government authorities.


While On Board

We’re sailing with fewer guests for more space—and more luxury. Our enhanced cleaning and sanitization protocols and enhanced medical center set a new industry standard. 


100% Fresh, Filtered Air

HVAC system continuously supplies and filters 100% fresh, filtered air to all spaces. You can breathe easy knowing the robust system’s layers of protection make the transmission of aerosol particles between spaces extremely low to virtually impossible.


While Ashore

Our main priority is your safety in port. We highly recommend you choose shore excursions with Celebrity Cruises that follow the same health protocols we have on board. Most of our carefully selected experiences are outdoors, and you'll be encouraged to stay within your group. Buses will be at reduced capacity and will be sanitized frequently. Please be aware that as destination conditions change, you may be required to go ashore on a shore excursion provided by Celebrity Cruises. This will help to keep you safe and healthy for the rest of your vacation.


24/7 Medical Care

We've made our high-quality onboard medical care stronger than ever, with more doctors and nurses on each ship and state-of-the-art equipment enhancements. And in the event of a suspected case of COVID-19, we're fully prepared with medical evaluations, rapid testing, more critical care on each ship and a safe and prompt return home. 


Safe Passage Home

We’re with you every step of the way no matter where in the world you travel with us. If you test positive for COVID-19 onboard during your cruise, Celebrity Cruises will cover the cost of your onboard COVID-19 medical treatment, land-based isolation, and private air transfer home for you and your traveling party, if required*.


Covid-19 Assistance

Book a Celebrity cruise that’s sailing on or before April 30, 2022 and you’ll have the following reassurance at no extra charge:

- 100% cruise fare refund for you, and your Traveling Party, if any of you tests positive for COVID-19 within 14 days prior to the cruise or at the boarding terminal.**

- Pro-rated cruise fare refund for anyone who has their cruise cut short due to testing positive for COVID-19 or being suspected of having COVID-19 during the cruise.

- If you test positive for COVID-19 during the cruise, Celebrity Cruises will cover the cost of COVID-19 related medical treatment onboard, any required land-based quarantine, and homebound travel for you and your Traveling Party.


With their innovative ships, luxurious accommodations, outstanding service, and culinary excellence, Celebrity Cruises enhances your journey to some of the world's most unforgettable destinations. Celebrity has brought together teams of world-class architects, interior designers, stylists, and landscape artists to create a showcase of the most inspiring spaces at sea, custom designed just for you.  

Terms & Conditions

Please speak to a travel advisor for full details and terms and conditions. *Last modified September 20, 2021. Subject to change. Celebrity will cover the costs of accommodations for isolation and private air transfer costs for guests who have fully complied with all Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean Group COVID-19 Policies and Procedures in effect at the time of voyage. Additional terms and conditions may apply, see our COVID- 19 Refund and Cancellations Policy and your Cruise Ticket Contract for details. “Traveling Party” means (1) your family members living with you in the same household and (2) traveling companions assigned to your stateroom on the ship. Guests who test positive for COVID-19 on Celebrity Apex sailings from Athens will isolate locally prior to returning home. Our CareTeam will assist with accommodations for isolation, daily wellbeing check-ins, and support to reschedule return travel home.


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