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Travel Guidelines for Unvaccinated Guests

Updated September 6, 2022

Cruise Health

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While much has changed over the past two years, Princess remains one of the world’s top cruise lines, with world-class service made even better by our game-changing Medallion® device that enables everything from locating loved ones anywhere on board to having whatever you need delivered wherever you are.

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Things to Keep in Mind

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Vaccine Exemptions

We’re ready to welcome you on board. With our updated guidelines, unvaccinated guests simply must upload a negative self-test taken within three days of boarding on most voyages. We also offer Enhanced Guidelines voyages that have their own Testing and Vaccination requirements. For these sailings, you’ll need to contact us to assist with your booking.

These new guidelines apply to itineraries from all departure ports except where government regulations and protocols may vary, like Australia and New Zealand, each of which require exemptions for unvaccinated guests.

For additional information on our guidelines please  visit our FAQ  for the region you’re sailing to for additional information.

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COVID-19 Testing Requirements

With our updated guidelines we no longer require vaccinated guests to test on most cruises.

Unvaccinated guests, or anyone who does not provide proof of vaccination, simply need to self-test within three days of sailing and upload proof of a negative test on the MedallionClass® app before boarding. We also offer Enhanced Guidelines voyages with their own Vaccination and Testing requirements.

These guidelines apply to itineraries from all departure ports except where government regulations and protocols may vary, like Australia and New Zealand.

You can find additional information on our Testing Requirements page.

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The Same Vacation Guests Love

The onboard experience is largely unchanged with our top-rated food, beverage, entertainment, activities, spa and casino available for all to enjoy, with additional cleaning and sanitizing of public spaces and staterooms throughout the voyage.

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Shore Visits & Excursions

We’re ready to welcome you ashore, as well. With a few exceptions based on region, unvaccinated guests have full access to explore the places we sail – from centuries-old European cities to sun-splashed Caribbean islands and Hawaii’s enchanting allure – all of which can be enjoyed on a Princess-organized excursion or on your own.