COVID-19 Guest Protocols

A Safer Way To Cruise And Travel — Updated November 10, 2021
Seabourn is in the process of finalizing all required COVID-19 protocols for guests. Below are the measures currently planned, which are subject to change as further details are established. They will be updated in accordance with guidance from public health authorities.

Barbados Beach

Sailings From Barbados or St. Maarten

If you’re planning travel to Barbados or St. Maarten read the latest health protocols and guidelines PDF icon. They are subject to change and may impact your plans, so check often.

Read Barbados & St. Maarten FAQ

2023 United States

Sailings From the U.S.A.

If you’re planning travel to the United States of America, please read the latest Travel Requirements, from the Center for Disease Control, including the latest health protocols and guidelines PDF icon. They are subject to change and may impact your plans, so check often.

Read United States FAQ

Pre-Embarkation Screening and Documentation

We’re taking steps to implement COVID-19 appropriate pre-embarkation screening, including: 

  • 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.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements*
  • COVID-19 Testing Requirements
  • We will refer anyone with signs and symptoms of COVID-19, or who are identified at-risk, for additional medical screening before allowing them to board.
  • Secondary screenings (and health checks throughout the cruise) when necessary.
  • Contact tracing is planned for every cruise.

Stewardess presents paperwork during turndown

Team member hands guest a drink


Responsible Physical Distancing

Across the fleet we’re making it easier to practice physical distancing by managing the timing, size and flow of groups in onboard venues and for events and helping you make informed decisions about what to do on board. Entertainment programs and restaurants will be designed to enhance physical distancing.

Physical distancing will be maintained throughout check-in and embarkation, and will be required in terminals, on board ships, on private islands, and during shore excursions. For now, we won’t be hugging or shaking hands, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be social.



All guests will be required to wear a face mask – with no exceptions – in elevators and in designated indoor entertainment areas, all retail shops, and in the casino except when eating or drinking. Guests will also be required to wear face masks prior to being seated in our dining venues, and occasionally in other designated areas where larger number of guests may congregate. As a reminder, masks are required during embark and debark in the terminal, and masks should also be worn during the debarkation process on board. Seabourn is providing a double-layer cloth mask for each guest on board. Guests may also use their own double-layer cloth or paper medical mask. 

Booking, Crew cleans a sun lounger

BCrew 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

We’re working with local authorities, destinations and tour operators so that the enhanced health and safety measures on board are maintained ashore. We will follow the health protocols for every port we visit. There may be a reduction in the capacity of excursions and tour vehicles. Only shore excursions that comply with our prescribed protocols will be permitted, with strict adherence required of all guests and denial of re-boarding for any guests who do not comply.

Crew member serves coffee and snacks.

*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.