IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19 AND IMPACT ON TRAVEL
All Cruisers (ages 12 and above) ARE WELCOMED!*
This travel group should be aware that COVID-19 and the health and security measures around COVID-19 may impact elements of your trip and influence the operation of some travel services. The country you and your group reside in, the country or countries you are traveling to or via, and the airline(s) you are traveling on may all have strict requirements on travel to limit the spread of COVID-19.
These requirements may include but are not limited to:
Wearing of masks at airports, while in flight and when out in public * Active testing for COVID-19 that may include blood testing before permission is granted to board any flight or enter a country * Being able to show proof of health via formalized means (Certificate or similar)* Subject to screening on arrival at your destination country or any transit countries * Subject to quarantine periods in any country subject to screening results * Changing restrictions on sightseeing, due to closures or other public health concerns* Subject to limitation/restrictions on travel to the destination by your country of residence/citizenship * Possible compulsory quarantine on return to your country of residence/citizenship.
COVID-19 is causing constant and ongoing changes in the application of the above types of measures and the way an airline, airport or country chooses to deal with the threat of COVID-19 is constantly changing.
New requirements may require advance action and include any of the following plus more:
• Completing an electronic registration/authorization before departing your home airport or upon arrival
• Following all airline and airport protocols which will likely require a face covering
• Temperature screening
INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO CARNIVAL:
All guests should carefully review pre-booking and pre-travel health advice on our website WWW.CARNIVAL.COM and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) website .
PRE-BOARDING INFORMATION: In order to manage our vaccinated sailings, it is very important for all guests to be on the look-out for a one question pre-cruise vaccine attestation email which needs to be completed for every person on the reservation. Guests are asked to update their profile on Carnival.com with their current contact information as we will be communicating through a series of emails. Please read all our correspondence and complete all requests for pre-boarding information. Failure to comply with pre-cruise information requests on a timely basis will result in cancellation.
Vaccinated guests age 5 and older will continue to provide evidence of their vaccination status prior to embarkation. Guests who do not meet the definition of fully vaccinated, or do not provide proof of vaccination, must present the results of a negative PCR or antigen test taken within three days of embarkation (or as required by destinations on the itinerary – see below).
Guests are considered fully vaccinated if they have received their final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the sailing day (not counting embarkation day) and have proof of vaccination.
Boosters may be required for specific voyages based on duration or destination requirements.
Vaccinated guests (with proof of vaccination) – are not required to take a pre cruise test except on cruises of 16 nights or longer or when required by a destination.
Unvaccinated guests – guests age 5 years and older will have to present the negative results of a PCR or antigen test taken no earlier than 3 days before sailing or when required by a destination. For example: if a PCR test is required 3 days before sailing, the test may be taken as early as Wednesday for a cruise departing on Saturday.
- In addition to lab administered tests, self-testing is accepted for unvaccinated guests on cruises 15 nights and shorter.
- Certain destinations do not accept unsupervised pre-cruise testing, including Bermuda, Canada, Greece, or Spain. If used for visiting these destinations, self-testing must be supervised by a medical professional.
Regardless of the type of test taken, unvaccinated guests will be required to present their negative test results via VeriFLY, or as part of the embarkation process.
- If the test taken is supervised by a medical professional, guests can show the negative result in the form of a printout, an email, or an app screen from the test provider.
- On voyages where destinations accept self-testing, guests can provide a picture of their negative home test or present the actual negative test itself at embarkation.
Guests who self-test should write their name and test date on a piece of paper, place the negative test on the paper, and take a photograph of this on a mobile device. Please be prepared to show the image if required. Guests can choose, instead, to have a viral test taken or supervised by a trained person with written evidence of result.
Anyone with signs and symptoms of COVID-19, or who are identified at-risk, will need to self-test at the terminal and will be approved for boarding at the discretion of our medical team. Secondary screenings (and health checks throughout the cruise) will be performed when necessary.
Any guest who tests positive at embarkation will not be able to cruise and will be provided a future cruise credit. If a guest traveled by air to join their cruise, they may be required to quarantine before traveling home.
Close contacts of a confirmed positive case will be allowed to sail if they are asymptomatic, test negative at embarkation and agree to additional testing up to 5 days from last exposure.
Our protocols have been implemented with the best interests of the health and safety of our guests, crew, and the destinations we serve as our number one priority. Even with our protocols in place, there may be positive COVID-19 cases during your cruise. Our ships' medical centers have capabilities for diagnosis and testing and are equipped for contact tracing. Our crew is fully vaccinated, receives boosters when eligible and wears masks indoors at all times. Given our protocols, positive cases are far below what communities are experiencing shoreside.
Guests who test positive and are quarantined on board will receive a pro-rated future cruise credit equal to the number of days in quarantine. For guests who must quarantine locally, Carnival will help make quarantine arrangements; however, all related expenses will be the guests' responsibility.
We recommend guests wear face masks while indoors, except when eating or drinking or in their own staterooms, and when in large congregate events outdoors where physical distancing cannot be maintained. Masks are recommended during the entire embarkation and debarkation process (except where required by local authorities) and while on public transportation in a U.S. port. Masks are required in the medical center.
On cruises of 16 nights or longer, masks may be required to be worn indoors, except when in the stateroom, eating or drinking.
As advised by health experts, guests are recommended to use higher-grade masks indoors (such as surgical or KN95) that have two or more layers, completely cover the nose and mouth, fit snugly against the sides of the face and have a nose wire.
Guests are not required to maintain physical distance on board the ship.
It is the individuals responsibility to keep themselves informed of all requirements in relation to their trip and any COVID-19 based restrictions, and we suggest these are constantly monitored right up until departure, as they can change at any time. The same applies to any travel companions and all members of a group who may be traveling.
Joymaker Journeys, LLC , is not liable for any loss due to failure to read and understand this information, as the considerations included in this document may be critical to your upcoming trip.
For more information, Joymaker Journeys recommends consulting the US Government websites for any specific travel advisory information pertaining to you or your group’s destination(s)
We shall not be liable for any claims, losses, damages, costs, expenses, delays, or loss of enjoyment, of any nature or kind whatsoever, resulting from events beyond our or a supplier’s reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, strikes, lockouts or other labor disputes or disruptions, wars, blockades, insurrections, riots, earthquakes, weather conditions, floods or acts or restraints imposed by government authorities.
Travel documents and tickets, joining and departure details, supplier addresses and phone contacts will be sent within 2 weeks of travel dates. Note: Entry to another country may be refused even if the required Information and Travel Documents are valid and complete.
Although a passport is not needed for a cruise that leaves and returns to the same US City, Joymaker Journeys recommends that you have a passport. A passport valid for six months beyond date of travel is required for entry into all countries. Visas may be required for certain countries; please inquire for details. Please check with your agent at time of booking if visas are still required for these or other countries. If you are not travelling on an American or Canadian passport, it is imperative that you also check visa requirements for all of the destinations you will be travelling to or transiting through. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct documentation.