Health & Safety Requirements
Recently, Celebrity Cruises dropped its vaccination and testing requirements for boarding most cruises. They did so in response to the significant drop in cruise-related transmission of COVID-19. As a charter cruise, we are not bound by their decision. Though we have no right to reduce barriers to boarding, we are able to increase them. For months and months our policy has remained the same. You must either provide proof of vaccination or a negative test for COVID-19 taken on the day of embarkation.
We see no reason to adjust that policy at this time, nor do we anticipate reducing the barriers to boarding. Proof of vaccination will require presentation of your vaccination card or an acceptable method of electronic proof. Since the method for electronic proof is still evolving, we will address this process later. As for the negative test alternative, the only acceptable test will be one that is administered in the Terminal by officials retained by the cruise line. The cost of this test will be $85.
All Celebrity Cruise personnel will be vaccinated and will have up to date booster shots as well.
Jazz Cruises’ Health & Safety Requirements for the ’23 Sailings
The details of the COVID-19 Health and Safety Requirements for boarding our cruise programs continue to be fluid. But the rules that we established many months ago remain intact. To board the ship you must show either (a) Proof of Vaccination or (b) a Negative COVID test.
Celebrity Cruises has elected to reduce the requirements in certain ways, but, as a charter company, we have the option of keeping the more stringent boarding requirements and we have opted to do so.
JAZZ CRUISES HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOL
The specific rules for boarding a Jazz Cruises’ ’23 program are as follows:
Guests Who Are Vaccinated: You may board the ship by providing proof of vaccination. At this time, COVID-19 Booster Vaccine shots are not currently required to sail but are highly recommended to ensure a smoother vacation experience and to avoid any additional required onboard testing and costs at your own expense throughout the sailing.
Guests Who Are Not Vaccinated: Guests who are not vaccinated may board the ship, if, and only if, they show proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test Result administered by the service provided at the pier/terminal. No home tests or other laboratory tests will be accepted. The cost of the test for each passenger will be $85.
These rules apply to each and every guest, Jazz Cruises’ staff and crew members and all entertainers. Celebrity Cruises requires each member of its staff and crew to be fully vaccinated, including an up-to-date booster.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The requirements described above may change several times before embarkation. Whatever is required at the time we sail will be the protocol for our cruises. Jazz Cruises cannot minimize the restraints required by Celebrity Cruises or The Center for Disease Control (CDC). Jazz Cruises, as the charterer of the cruise, does have the right to impose restraints stricter than the rules of Celebrity Cruises or the CDC. Jazz Cruises, LLC is committed to doing the right thing for all guests in terms of Health & Safety Requirements.