Crystal Extends Vaccination Mandate For Guests And Increased To End Of 2022 – Travel Weekly


Crystal will extend her vaccination requirement to all eligible guests (currently 12 years of age and older) and all crew members until 2022.

All eligible guests and crew aboard any of its ocean, expedition and river vessels must be fully immunized with a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to their embarkation date.

Passengers will need to provide documented proof of vaccination upon check-in before boarding the ship.

Children 11 and under who are not currently eligible for vaccination must be pre-approved after the initial waiting list, go through a capacity check and must provide proof of valid travel insurance.

Customers traveling with unvaccinated children will be subject to unvaccinated protocols when with their children. Once vaccines are approved for eligible children, Crystal will require them to be fully immunized.

All officers and crew in the Crystal fleet are fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to duty as a requirement of their employment.

Crystal claims to be the first major cruise line to require a COVID-19 vaccine for guests and crew in 2021, and now the first until 2022.

Crystal Agreement (image source: crystal)

“Protecting the health and safety of our guests and crew is paramount to everything we do, and extending our vaccination requirements through 2022 is the next important step in continuing to protect the health and well-being of our Crystal family, ”said Jack Anderson, President of Crystal.

“Our customers have told us overwhelmingly that vaccinations are essential to make them feel comfortable traveling, and announcing this extension now will give them the information and confidence they need to plan their future trips. with us.”

Vaccine requirement increases the company’s Crystal Clean + measures, including COVID-19 boarding tests for guests and crew, temperature checks upon return from land, a mask policy ” agile ”, social distancing guidelines and improved cleaning and disinfection measures.

Additionally, Crystal’s ocean, river and expedition vessels contain 100% fresh, non-recycled air in every guest suite, cabin, and social space.

The crew of Crystal’s fleet of ships also currently wear masks in all public areas to provide another layer of guest protection.

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