Safely Resuming Operations

American Cruise Lines is committed to providing a safe cruise experience that mitigates the risk of COVID-19 infection and spread. We operate in 31 states and have worked with each state and port to adapt our protocols as needed in each community.

The risks of COVID-19 remain significant and requirements may vary depending on the region and dates of travel. American Cruise Lines is regularly communicating with all guests regarding specific requirements for their cruise and will send updates as policies or regulations change.

COVID-19 Vaccines

As with other segments of the travel and hotel industries, American Cruise Lines strongly recommends the COVID-19 vaccine for all eligible guests. Vaccines may become required in specific instances when necessitated by the ports or states visited, and all guests will be asked to certify and show proof of their vaccination status. The COVID-19 variants pose certain additional risks that may impact the cruise experience, particularly for unvaccinated guests.

Guests will be asked to show proof of vaccination and will be required to complete a pre-embarkation health declaration certifying their vaccination status.

Unvaccinated guests will be subject to additional testing and quarantine requirements that may affect their ability to travel or participate in the cruise. All unvaccinated guests are advised that vaccines may become required with minimal notice prior to their cruise.

COVID-19 Vaccines are required on 2021 cruises visiting the State of Alaska, where we visit some of the most remote places in America.

All guests embarking on American Cruise Lines vessels must take a COVID-19 test as part of the boarding process. Tests will be conducted on the day of embarkation, at either the pre-cruise hotel (if applicable) or upon arrival to the ship. During the cruise guests may be tested for COVID-19 every 3 to 4 days as part of a routine testing program. Testing is conducted using antigen test kits and takes approximately 15 minutes to produce a result.

Any unvaccinated guest must receive a molecular COVID-19 test (i.e. NAAT or PCR test) no more than 3 days prior to travel and email the results to healthsafety@americancruiselines.com prior to boarding. Unvaccinated guests will also be administered an antigen test on embarkation day and routine testing no less than every 3 days during the cruise.

Guests on cruises visiting Washington State: the Washington Governor’s office has issued guidance that cruise passengers complete a molecular COVID-19 test (i.e. NAAT or PCR test) no more than 3 days prior to travel. All guests on cruises visiting Washington must complete this test as specified and email the result to healthsafety@americancruiselines.com.

Each American Cruise Lines ship carries a Certified Medical Officer and has quarantine/isolation rooms available. American Cruise Lines has partnered with Vikand Solutions to provide medical services, including COVID-19 testing and coordination with medical facilities in each port of call.

The White House’s Executive Order on Promoting COVD-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel and the U.S. Coast Guard’s Bulletin on COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System require that masks be worn aboard U.S. public maritime vessels. American Cruise Lines is requiring masks while indoors in public spaces consistent with the orders of both entities.

The Covid-19 Operating Protocol is subject to review and change at any time. As the situation evolves, operating practices must be adapted; this includes the potential for cruise suspension. These practices do not eliminate the risk. Rather, they are designed to reduce risk and slow the spread of illness by removing known transmission sources, increasing awareness, and speeding response time.

The Covid-19 Operating Protocol is subject to review and change at any time. As the situation evolves, operating practices must be adapted; this includes the potential for cruise suspension. These practices do not eliminate the risk. Rather, they are designed to reduce risk and slow the spread of illness by removing known transmission sources, increasing awareness, and speeding response time. Call Us 1-800-460-4518.