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Oceania Cruises revises health and safety protocols

Oceania Cruises revises health and safety protocols

Oceania Cruises has revised its health and safety protocols to be “simpler, easier, and offer all travellers an open door to explore the world”, according to the line.

Effective from 3 September 2022, for all sailings embarking from that date forward, vaccinated travellers will no longer need to test to board an Oceania ship.

Unvaccinated travellers can embark by providing proof of a negative antigen or PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to boarding.

Children under the age of 12 will also be welcomed without any vaccination or testing requirements.

The luxury line said that the relaxation of its policy “is in line with that of the greater travel industry around the globe as society continues to adapt and return to a state of normalcy”.

Oceania said it continues to recommend that all guests are up to date with their vaccines and to test at their convenience prior to travel.

Oceania Cruises ‘welcoming all travellers’

Oceania Cruises president and CEO Howard Sherman said: “We have been waiting a long time for this moment to arrive.

“The world has been re-opening quickly and once more, we are pleased to welcome all travellers, of all ages, to safely explore the world with comfort and ease aboard the small, luxurious ships of Oceania Cruises.”

Vaccinated travellers must meet the generally accepted definition of fully vaccinated, based on the destination in which they are embarking the ship, and/or traveling to, and must provide proof of vaccination.

Those who cannot provide proof of vaccination will be considered unvaccinated and subject to any required testing protocols.

All officers and crew will continue to be fully vaccinated and undergo regular testing.

Certain destinations such as Canada, Bermuda, and Greece, may also have specific requirements that will result in different protocols, impacting a small number of voyages, Oceania added.

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