Vaccinated Cruise Information | Working For a Safe Travel Future


Please check this page regularly for our safety protocols. Our protective actions may change from time to time. Currently we are not requiring pre-arrival COVID-19 testing to board our ships. As of Nov 19th masks are no longer required onboard or in enclosed spaces. We will continue to review our protocols in line with appropriate health and safety needs and reserve the right to reestablish mask use as needed onboard our vessels.   While our small ship cruisers are no longer required to wear masks, we encourage crew and guests to use masks at their discretion. All guests and crew must wear masks based on local regulations and requirements in port as requested, or with certain vendors while onshore.  

Our protocals may change based on the impact of yet unknown variants. We will continue to monitor options for adjustments of this requirement in line with CDC recommendations.

*Updated Dec 6th, 2022


Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Vaccinated Cruises  

1. Do I need to have a COVID-19 vaccination prior to cruising? Yes, all guests regardless of age are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted prior to boarding our vessels.

2. What documents will you accept as proof of vaccination? Guests will be required to submit proof of vaccination in the form of an original vaccination record issued by the country's health authority administering the vaccination or by your medical provider who administered the vaccination. This information must be uploaded via the Guest Portal no more than 30 days prior to departure.

3. What vaccines are accepted by UnCruise Adventures? We will accept any of the nine vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) and that will be accepted for entry into the US. See accepted vaccines here.  

4. Do I need a COVID-19 Booster prior to cruising? Yes, a first booster shot for all guests and crew is required. We strongly recommend additional booster shots (beyond the first) as recommended by the Center for Disease Control.

5. What other requirements are necessary to cruise? Full vaccination for all guests and crew is required. First booster shot for all guests and crew is required. We strongly recommend additional booster shots (beyond the first) as recommended by the Center for Disease Control.

6. Do I need a COVID-19 test prior to boarding? No, you are no longer required to provide a PCR or Antigen test to board. However, we strongly request that guests test prior to departing from their home to assure they are not spreading the virus.

  • At check in, you will be asked sign a document that states you have no COVID-19 symptoms. If guests or crew have symptoms of COVID-19, boarding will be denied unless a negative PCR test result is achieved.
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  • 7. I have had and recovered from COVID-19, and as a result I will test positive, but I am not contagious. Is there a way for me to travel with you? Testing is not currently required. All guests, including guests who have recovered from COVID, must be fully vaccinated, including the first booster shot.
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  • 8. What is expected pre-embarkation?  We ask that all our incoming guests be good citizens and assist us in supporting onboard health for everyone. This includes. 
        • a.Physically distancing for up to two weeks prior to embarkation and limited activities that may expose you to additional COVID risk. 
  • b. If you are feeling ill, test before departure from home and provide a COVID-free test. This is a smart thing to do and will help ensure you are not traveling with the COVID-19 virus. 
  • c.Taking care while transiting to your destination via aircraft or other public transportation, please employ masks to help prevent the spread of viruses. 
  • d. In our departure towns, or on pre-cruise tours, be careful when in bars, restaurants, and other crowded places. Pre-cruise tours and travel have been the source of 90% of positive cases.
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Life on Our Adventure Vessels

1. Does UnCruise Adventures require masks onboard? We’ve updated our onboard protocols and as of November 19th, we will no longer require masks onboard our vessels or in enclosed spaces. We will continue to review our protocols in line with appropriate health and safety needs and reserve the right to reestablish mask use as needed onboard our vessels.  

While our small ship cruisers are no longer required to wear masks, we encourage crew and guests to use masks at their discretion. All guests and crew must wear masks based on local regulations and requirements in port as requested, or with certain vendors while onshore.  

2. Am I at risk for COVID-19 while onboard? Yes, it is possible for fully vaccinated and boosted people to contract COVID-19, which is why everyone aboard is encouraged to wear a mask. You should also wear a mask when on public transportation, on pre-cruise tours and when visiting departure towns. For COVID-19 and many other forms of illness, the health and safety of everyone onboard is intricately linked together. This is a communal effort.

3. What will happen if a vaccinated person tests positive for COVID-19 onboard the boat? The individual will be isolated in their cabin, up to 5 days, along with any others that test positive. If needed, medical authorities will be contacted and advised on the condition of the guest (s). Due to vaccination, the person may be allowed to stay aboard in isolation, for 5 days, based on a professional’s direction. However, the company may require guests to depart the vessel and isolate in a shoreside hotel. Please check with your Travel Insurance Company for full coverage details.

4. Is UnCruise operating at reduced capacity? Depending on the vessel, we may hold cabins to provide for isolation as needed.  


Latin America

Effective Sunday, June 12, those traveling to the U.S. will no longer need a negative COVID-19 test one day before their flight to the country.

Costa Rica – As of April 1st, no testing is required to enter if vaccinated (proof required). No restrictions for children traveling to Costa Rica.

Panama – As of May 13th, no testing is required to enter if vaccinated (proof required). Anyone under 17 is not required to show a negative test or vaccination status if traveling with an adult to Panama.

Belize – As of March 1st, no testing is required to enter if vaccinated (proof required). Children under 5 are required to show a negative test upon entering Belize.

Home Testing

Vault Home Testing: COVID-19 At-Home Testing

United States

COVID-19 Testing Locator Tool: National Testing Sites

* We do not endorse any specific testing site or option. This is for informational purposes.

Destination Specific Information

Safety Is Our Priority

“This was perfect for us! Like everyone we met on board, we would not consider a cruise with thousands to be a vacation. We made friends each night in the lounge and it felt like a dinner party. The flexibility of the captain and our guides was a fantastic touch. Being able to go into places where it was just our boat was very special.” Richard L., Kamas, UT (2019)

“UnCruise has far exceeded my expectations! The kindness and support of all staff, and the wide range of people and activities has made this a wonderful adventure. I particularly appreciated the kindness of staff to me as a single woman traveling alone. They went out of their way to make sure I was OK.”
Maggie M., Holmfirth, UK (Alaska 2019)

 

“As a solo traveler, I never once felt that I was alone. Everyone aboard made my experience truly amazing... starting my day with 'rockin' yoga, sitting with new friends during great meals, and participating in the well-planned, active choices for the day. A 5-star adventure!”
Christine F., Rochester, NY (Costa Rica & Panama)

 

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