COVID-19 Guest Protocols

A Safer Way To Cruise And Travel

Updated June 3 2022
Seabourn is currently assessing enhanced health and safety protocols considering COVID-19 and how they may impact our future offerings. They will be updated in accordance with guidance from public health authorities.

Learn more about destination specific requirements:
Sailings To Europe FAQ | Sailings To The US & Canada FAQ

Pre-Embarkation Screening & Documentation

To give you peace of mind prior to sailing, we’re taking steps to implement COVID-19 appropriate pre-embarkation screening, including:

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements*
  • COVID-19 Testing Requirements
  • Mandatory enhanced pre-embarkation health screenings, and completion of required documentation – including health questionnaires, Passage Contract, and COVID-19 Risk Acceptance – to be completed no later than 72 to 24 hours prior to sailing. Guest who do not complete the required documentation will not be permitted to board.

Happy woman greeted by Seabourn crew members and drinks ready to embark on an ultra-luxury Seabourn Cruise

Two couples dance on the bow of a Seabourn ultra-luxury cruise ship


Responsible Physical Distancing

Across the fleet we’re making it easier to practice physical distancing by managing the timing, capacity, and flow of groups in onboard venues and at events. Entertainment programs, restaurants, private island visits and shore excursions will be designed to enhance physical distancing. Fully vaccinated guests are welcome to interact with guests outside of their immediate family or travel group.


Masks on board are recommended but not required indoors or outdoors*. We highly recommend guests wear a mask in public areas, spa treatment rooms, and during any other congregate events. Masks are required to be worn during the entire embarkation and debarkation process and on transportation during any Seabourn organized shore excursions, on tenders to and from ports, and in the onboard Medical Center. As advised by health authorities, 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.

Booking, Crew cleans a sun lounger

Crew member demonstrates hand sanitizer machine.


Personal Hygiene

Guests will be encouraged to use the hand-washing sinks and hand sanitizer dispensers at venue entrances and in high-traffic areas throughout the ship. Guests will be asked to follow health information about the ways to stay healthy on board and when ashore through daily programming, entertainment systems, announcements, in-stateroom literature and our app. There will be no self-service for meals. We'll do the serving for you.


Safe Shoreside Experiences

Keeping you safe on shore is one of our highest priorities. All ports welcome Seabourn shore excursions and while some ports allow independent tours and self-exploration, others may require a shore excursion provided by Seabourn to go ashore. Throughout your cruise, we constantly review all local health and safety guidelines to keep you informed and ready to explore safely.

Couple walking hand-in-hand in the surf on the beach while on their Seabourn ultra-luxury cruise vacation

*Vaccination exemptions must be pre-approved and are subject to capacity controls. Exemptions are not granted on embarkation day. Unvaccinated guests must adhere to specific protocols and testing requirements as communicated to them in advance, as a condition for travel.

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

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Meet Our Panel Of Eminent Scientists And Medical Experts

Our expert panel looked at every aspect of our proposed cruise operations, and recommended enhancements to further protect the health and safety of our guests and staff.

Herbert S. Gasser professor of medicine, molecular microbiology, pathology & immunology, and associate director, Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis 

Associate professor of neurobiology, bioengineering, and chemical and systems biology, and principal investigator, The Lin Lab, Stanford University School of Medicine

Associate dean for health equity, University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School. Mullen is an internist, epidemiologist, public health physician leader and the former principal deputy assistant secretary for health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). While at HHS, she also served as the acting assistant secretary for health and acting director of the National Vaccine Program Office.

Full Professor in Infectious Diseases, Dean and President of Scientific Board at Rostock University Medical School, Head of the Scientific Advisory Board, Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Adjunct Professor, Global Health, Catholic University of Rome; Associate Professor, Clinical Research Methodology, University of Tor Vergata, Rome and the Italian Representative, HORIZON EUROPE Research Program (2021-2027) (Health Cluster) European Commission

Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Dr. Rock has significant expertise in institutional COVID-19 support, including as Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control COVID-19 Johns Hopkins Health System Incident Commander. Specific expertise and experience include COVID-19 testing strategies for the workplace, businesses, & community, return to work policies, return to business strategies, outbreak and cluster management, contact tracing, addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the workplace and the community.