COVID-19 Guest Protocols

A Safer Way To Cruise And Travel — Updated June 15, 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.

Greece Travel Requirements

If you’re planning travel to Greece, please read the latest Greece Travel Requirements from the Greek Government and Greek Ministry of Tourism, including the latest health protocols and guidelines PDF icon.

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Greek beach.

Barbados Travel Requirements

If you’re planning travel to Barbados, please read the latest Barbados Travel Requirements, from the Barbados Ministry of Health, including the latest health protocols and guidelines PDF icon. They are subject to change and may impact your plans, so check often.

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Barbados beach.

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All guests should carefully review our pre-booking and pre-travel health advice and from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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 24 hours prior to sailing. Guest who do not complete the required documentation will not be permitted to board.
  • 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.



When physical distancing can’t be maintained, or when mandated by public health authorities, masks will be required on board, at private islands, and during shore excursions. Masks must be worn in terminals, during embarkation and disembarkation.

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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.