Explore Well at Sea Travel Requirements

Explore Well at Sea Travel Requirements

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Through our global community consciousness and commitment to wellness, we are implementing new standards with our Explore Well at Sea program to ensure a healthy return to exploring from our boutique hotel at sea.

Please note travel requirements vary by country - please ensure you are familiar with the specific regulations for your homeport as well as Azamara policies.

Guidelines will be added as they become available. If you do not see the guidelines for your destination, please check back soon.

CHECK-IN ARRIVAL TIME NOTICE
Until further notice, Azamara guests are advised to complete online check-in before arriving to their embarkation destination. Any guests who arrive earlier than 2pm may find terminals closed until boarding is opened for the first check-in time. Please plan your arrival accordingly.

Cruise Destination
Mediterranean
Croatia

Croatia Travel Requirements

Going Ashore

Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are invited to go ashore independently in all Croatian ports. However, Azamara strongly encourages all guests to only visit these destinations on an Azamara-sponsored excursion, as the tour operators must comply with Azamara's health and safety protocols.
  • Independent exploration may be suspended if local protocols or conditions change. This could be on short notice, including on the day of arrival to a port. If so, guests would need to take an Azamara-sponsored excursion to go ashore. In this instance only, guests may not leave the tour group at any time. If you fail to stay with the tour group, you may be asked to disembark the cruise.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in Croatia and encourages guests to only go ashore on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion.
  • Parties traveling with anyone who is not fully vaccinated may only go ashore on a private Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, curated especially for you with the same considerations to health and safety as we employ on board. These excursions would not permit free time to explore or a chance to meet locals.
  • Masks are to be worn by guests at all times on tour—except in open outdoor areas—outside of crowded areas like local towns. Physical distancing of two meters (6 feet) is suggested and at least one meter (3 feet) is required in some venues. We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival. If guests are exploring independently, we suggest you follow these same protocols, wherever possible.
  • Guests may be asked to show either Proof of Vaccination (Approved by EMA) or EU Digital Covid Certificate to enter museums and other venues.
  • Cruise terminals will be open for business as usual (Duty Free shop, Money Exchange etc.) and guests and crew are welcome to enjoy these facilities, as well as any that may be found on the pier. You must wear a mask in these areas.

If the EU regulators, Croatian national or local government(s), or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board. However, we do encourage guests to visit Croatia on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, not only because the tour operator adheres to some of the most stringent requirements in travel, but because it is the most immersive way to experience a destination—with peace of mind. We have adopted many new measures to keep our guests healthy onboard and we want all our guests to have a similar experience when ashore.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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Mediterranean
Cyprus

Cyprus Travel Requirements

Going Ashore

Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are invited to go ashore independently in all Cypriot ports. However, Azamara strongly encourages all guests to only visit these destinations on an Azamara-sponsored excursion, as the tour operators must comply with Azamara's health and safety protocols.
  • Independent exploration may be suspended if local protocols or conditions change. This could be on short notice, including on the day of arrival to a port. If so, guests would need to take an Azamara-sponsored excursion to go ashore. In this instance only, guests may not leave the tour group at any time. If you fail to stay with the tour group, you may be asked to disembark the cruise.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in Cyprus and encourages guests to only go ashore on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion.
  • Parties traveling with anyone who is not fully vaccinated may only go ashore on a private Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, curated especially for you with the same considerations to health and safety as we employ on board. These excursions would not permit free time to explore or a chance to meet locals.
  • Masks are to be worn by guests at all times on tour—except in open outdoor areas—outside of crowded areas like local towns. Physical distancing of two meters (6 feet) is suggested and at least one meter (3 feet) is required in some venues. We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival. If guests are exploring independently, we suggest you follow these same protocols, wherever possible.
  • Guests may be asked to show either Proof of Vaccination (Approved by EMA) or EU Digital Covid Certificate to enter museums and other venues.
  • Cruise terminals will be open for business as usual (Duty Free shop, Money Exchange etc.) and guests and crew are welcome to enjoy these facilities, as well as any that may be found on the pier. You must wear a mask in these areas.

If the EU regulators, Cypriot national or local government(s), or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board. However, we do encourage guests to visit Cyprus on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, not only because the tour operator adheres to some of the most stringent requirements in travel, but because it is the most immersive way to experience a destination—with peace of mind. We have adopted many new measures to keep our guests healthy onboard and we want all our guests to have a similar experience when ashore.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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Mediterranean
Greece

Greece Travel Requirements

Preparing for Your Cruise
Boarding
Onboard
Going Ashore
Debark

Preparing for Your Cruise

Know Your Country's Additional Requirements

Be sure to look into local health authority or government travel advice regarding any requirements for the country/port of embarkation, as well as requirements for the return to your own home country. For more information, please visit Greece's Travel Health Portal.

 

Cruising from Greece

The protocols communicated here apply only to guests departing from Greece. We will continue to update these protocols as public health guidelines evolve. Booked guests will be provided full details specific to their port of departure prior to sailing.  

 

Azamara Vaccination Requirements

All guests must be up to date on their vaccinations in order to join us on board. Children of 12 years or younger will not need to be vaccinated.

 

 

Vaccinated Guests

  • All guests must be up to date on their vaccinations with all COVID-19 vaccine doses administered at least 14 days prior to sailing. Acceptable proof of vaccination must be in the form of the original vaccination record document issued by the country’s health authority or healthcare provider that administered the vaccination.
  • Crew members onboard will also be up to date on their vaccinations.

Azamara Travel Documents Checklist

  • Proof of Vaccination
    For the health and safety of all on board, at the terminal, all guests will be required to provide proof of full SARS-CoV-2 vaccination status.
    Verified documentation should be in the form of the original vaccination record document issued by either (1) the country’s health authority that administered the vaccination (e.g., U.S. CDC’s Vaccination Record Card) or (2) the guest’s medical provider that administered the vaccination.
  • COVID-19 Test Result
    Travelers must provide evidence of a negative result for SARS-CoV-2 that has been conducted within 3 days of boarding the ship in Greece. Proof of a negative test is not required however for all travelers that have completed their vaccination(i.e., 14 days have elapsed since the last vaccination, depending on the doses required) and hold a vaccination certificate.
  • Passport
    Guests of all ages must have a passport book (not card) valid for at least 6 months after the date you will be returning to your home country.
  • Visa
    All guests must ensure they check their visa requirements for entering Greece and the ports of call included within the itinerary.

 

FAQs

  • Am I required to be vaccinated and have my booster shot for COVID-19 to sail on Azamara?

    To ensure the safety and health of our guests and crew members, all guests 12 years and older must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before sailing with all required COVID-19 vaccine doses.  Azamara will require vaccine-eligible guests to be fully vaccinated with all initial doses. We also require that fully vaccinated guests get a booster dose when they become eligible to do so. Please note, boosters are effective immediately once administered. Children under 12 years or younger will not need to be vaccinated. 

    Vaccines that are fully approved or authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Medicines Agency, and World Health Organization (WHO) are accepted. Please be aware that certain countries we sail from or visit during a voyage may require a specific vaccine, and only those travelers vaccinated with the requisite vaccine will be considered fully vaccinated. Be sure to review your departure country's requirements or consult our guest materials prior to sailing for these requirements. Below you will find the list of approved vaccines: 

    • Pfizer-BioNtech (Comirnaty)

    • Moderna

    • Oxford/AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) 

    • Johnson & Johnson (Jansen)

    • Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca)

    • Nuvaxovid (Novavax)

    • Covishield (AstraZeneca)

    • Sinopharm

    • Sinovac

    • Covaxin (Bharat)

    • Convidecia

    Guests with a mixed series of any two of the following vaccines above taken within a minimum of 28 days between doses, and boosted prior to their sail date will also be considered fully vaccinated. To comply with this requirement, documentation of full vaccination must be provided at the terminal as a condition for boarding Azamara will not accept any form of Certificate of Recovery.

  • Am I required to have vaccines and boosters from the same manufacturer?

    No, you are welcome to sail if you have vaccines and subsequent boosters from different manufacturers.

  • Will I be considered fully vaccinated if my first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine is from one manufacturer and the second dose is from another?

    We accept a mixed vaccination series consisting of doses from different manufacturers, as long as your vaccine series meets the following requirements:

    • Must consist of at least two doses of vaccines that are fully approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. FDA, the European Medicines Agency, and the WHO.
    • The two doses must be administered at least 28 days apart*

    The final dose must be completed before sailing. Please note, boosters are effective immediately once administered. Mixed vaccines may not be accepted at all ports of call. Guests who are vaccinated with a mixed series may not be allowed to go ashore at these ports, or may need to undergo additional testing if they wish to go ashore.

  • If I lost my original vaccination card, but am able to show electronic proof of vaccination on a government sponsored site/app, will that be accepted as proof of vaccination?

    Yes, if a guest can furnish proof from the government site or app, we will accept as proof of vaccination.

  • What is Azamara’s policy on boosters?
    All guests that are eligible for the booster shot are required to have the booster shot in order to sail. Crew are vaccinated and will receive a booster shot when they are eligible.
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What to Expect on Boarding Day

Please wear your face mask at all times during the boarding process and maintain social distancing.
 

Testing & Screening Requirements

Pre-Arrival Testing

  • Country Entry: Be sure to look into local health authority or government travel advice regarding any requirements for the country/port of embarkation, as well as requirements for the return to your own home country. For more information, please check travel requirements on Greece's Travel Health portal

 

Terminal Screening

  • All guests will be required to present a negative SARS-CoV-2 test prior to boarding. A negative PCR test is accepted when completed up to three days before boarding. For those guests who do not have a negative COVID-19 test available, testing is available during embarkation for $59 USD in the terminal or on the boarding deck.
  • Boarding will be denied to those guests who cannot provide a negative COVID-19 test.   
  • All guest documents, including the pre-arrival Health Questionnaire and negative SARS-CoV-2 test result, will be verified and processed.
  • Additionally, proof of vaccination will also be verified and processed.

Arrival Time

For the best boarding experience, please make sure to check-in online only before your voyage and arrive only during your scheduled time.

 

Wellness Screening

At the terminal, you will complete a simple Health Questionnaire. If you are feeling flu-like symptoms, a second screening will be administered.

 

Check-in At Pier

Proceed to check in.

 

Boardway

Proceed to the gangway to board the ship.
 

FAQs

  • When can I check-in for my cruise?

    The health and safety of our guests, crew, and the communities in which we operate are our top priority. We are guided by the recommendations of our Healthy Sail Panel and the requirements of countries where we sail. We will provide clear communication about what you need to know for your cruise in advance of your sail date, including check in dates, health and safety information, and the shore excursions available for your cruise. Our cruise check-in window opens closer to your sailing date, which differs from our traditional check-in timeline.

  • What is the definition of a traveling party?

    The term "traveling party" can include guests traveling in the same stateroom or reservation; guests traveling in multiple staterooms or as part of multiple reservations; as well as guests we determine to be legally or socially related or proximate in any way, at any time prior to or during the voyage, for any duration of time. It is important to note that contact tracing may deem you or someone in your traveling party a "close contact" of another guest if you were within 6 feet of someone infected with COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes in one day). If you are found to meet this contact threshold, certain actions may be required for your safety and the safety of your fellow guests.

    When it’s time to check in, it’s recommended guests check in using our website up to 48 hours before sailing. Azamara requires guests to be checked in no later than 60 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing time. Guests arriving late will not be permitted to sail.

    When you check-in at the terminal, show your Xpress Pass to the terminal agent to scan and complete the check-in process.

  • If I'm denied boarding at the pier or arrive late, can I board the ship at the next port?

    No, due to the specific boarding day processes required to evaluate the health of everyone onboard, we cannot have guests join the cruise downline once the sailing has embarked.

  • Am I able to get off of the ship once I’ve boarded to explore the city, as long as I return before the boarding time closes?

    No, once a guest boards the ship they may not disembark. We require all guests to remain onboard.

  • Does Azamara accept certificates of recovery in lieu of a vaccine?

    Azamara will not accept Certificates of Recovery in lieu of a vaccine.  

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Onboard Experience

Guest Safety Briefing

This new briefing streamlines the traditional safety briefing process, making the key elements of the emergency drill available on a more personal basis. As soon as you arrive onboard, you will be escorted directly to your muster/assembly station, where a member of the ship’s team will go over the safety information in person, including what to expect, where to go in case of an emergency, and how to properly use a life jacket.

 

Key-in-Room

Keys will be waiting in your stateroom for convenience and quick access.

 

Mask Policy

Effective for all sailings, masks are recommended but are not required while indoors. Masks may be required in ports of call depending on local governments mandates.

For some sailings, masks may continue to be required indoors when physical distancing isn’t possible, including public areas, terminals, during shore excursions and in ports of call based on local government regulations. The ship’s staff will make you aware when and where face coverings are required.
 
We will continue to update our mask policy as protocols evolve and change.

 

 

 

FAQs

  • Will I be required to wear a mask while onboard and when going ashore?

    Effective for all sailings from U.S. ports, masks are recommended but are not required while indoors. Masks may be required in ports of call depending on local governments mandates.

    For all other non-U.S. sailings departing outside of the U.S., masks will continue to be required indoors when physical distancing isn’t possible, including public areas, terminals, during shore excursions and in ports of call based on local government regulations. You will not be required to wear a mask in staterooms, while dining, or in outdoor spaces when physical distancing is possible.

    We will continue to update our mask policy as protocols evolve and change.

  • Where and when will physical distancing be required on board? How will this be enforced?

    Physical distancing should be practiced throughout your vacation, from the moment you arrive at the terminal until you return home— allowing at least 6 feet (2 meters) of space between guests who are not in the same traveling party. Seating in public spaces such as dining venues, theatres and pool decks will be spread out, and elevators will be limited to no more than four guests or one travel party at a time.

  • Are there any experiences or venues that are closed?

    Almost all of our onboard venues or experiences will be operating. You may notice protocols in place for your health and safety. Signage will be posted at venues and experiences to guide you.

  • Are reservations required for dining, and will there be limits on party sizes at your restaurants?

    All your favorite restaurants you've been craving will be waiting for you onboard— though some changes have been made for your safety. Reservations are recommended for all dining venues and can be made once onboard. Restaurant seating will be arranged to allow for physical distancing, so guests can eat and drink without face masks while seated, and tables and chairs will be sanitized regularly. Buffets will now be served by crew rather than self-service, and more covered or wrapped grab-and-go items will be made available for your convenience around the ship.  We’re continually monitoring public health guidelines and will modify policies as new information becomes available and standards evolve.

  • Where will I be isolated if I test positive?

    Guests who test positive for COVID-19 (both symptomatic and asymptomatic) will move to isolation staterooms that are closer to the Medical Center and will enjoy complimentary amenities like Wi-Fi and room service, along with regular visits or tele-consultations with medical staff to monitor their wellness. 

  • If my itinerary changes from a port day to a sea day while I’m onboard, will I receive compensation or a Future Cruise Credit? Will port charges for ports that are cancelled be refunded?

    Azamara always strives to operate its itineraries as published. If local regulations or other operational issues require us to substitute a port we will do so.  If we are unable to substitute a port we will evaluate whether other steps should be taken. 

  • What is Azamara’s contact tracing process?

    Due to the small size of our ships, contact tracing is done based on interviews and CCTV footage. Guests who have been identified as a close contract will be contacted for further monitoring and testing.  

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Getting Off the Ship

  • ​Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by departure port. This remains a very fluid situation.
  • Fully vaccinated guests visiting Greek ports will be able to go ashore either on an Azamara shore excursion or independently, at their leisure.
  • All guests must follow local health and safety requirements. 
  • Please make sure to carry with you, proof of vaccination when you go ashore to be presented upon request.

 

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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Debarking

Most countries do not require COVID-19 testing prior to disembarkation from the ship. If a negative test is required for disembarkation, your ship’s staff will provide you with details. The test will be administered free of charge by our medical staff on board prior to debarkation. Additional home country test requirements can be administered on board at a charge.

 

Debark Testing

  • Debark testing will be conducted on board by our medical staff prior to debarkation, and can be easily scheduled onboard at a charge.
  • If staying in Greece longer, please be sure to follow any retesting guidelines based on your length of stay.

 

FAQs

  • Currently, the U.S. and Canada requires proof of a negative COVID-19 test result for those arriving by international air. Will Azamara administer the required re-entry test?

    We are continually evaluating sailing protocols and will make updates as government requirements, Healthy Sail Panel guidance, and public health standards evolve. Booked guests will be advised of the latest requirements closer to their date of departure.

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Mediterranean
Italy

Italy Travel Requirements

Preparing for Your Cruise
Boarding
Onboard
Going Ashore
Debark

Preparing for Your Cruise

Know Your Country's Additional Requirements

Be sure to look into local health authority or government travel advice regarding any requirements for the country/port of embarkation, as well as requirements for the return to your own home country. For more information, please check Italy's Travel Health Portal.

 

Cruising from Italy

We will continue to update these protocols as public health guidelines evolve. Guidance for all other departure ports is still in development with federal, state, and local authorities. Booked guests will be provided full details specific to their port of departure prior to sailing. 

 

Azamara Vaccination Requirements

All guests departing from Italy must be up to date on their vaccinations in order to join us on board. Children of 12 years or younger will not need to be vaccinated.

 

 

Vaccinated Guests

  • All guests must be up to date on their vaccinations with all COVID-19 vaccine doses administered at least 14 days prior to sailing. Acceptable proof of vaccination must be in the form of the original vaccination record document issued by the country’s health authority or healthcare provider that administered the vaccination. 
  • Crew members onboard will also be up to date on their vaccinations.

Azamara Travel Documents Checklist

  • Proof of Vaccination
    For the health and safety of all on board, at the terminal, all guests will be required to provide proof of full SARS-CoV-2 vaccination status. Verified documentation should be in the form of the original vaccination record document issued by either (1) the country’s health authority that administered the vaccination (e.g., U.S. CDC’s Vaccination Record Card) or (2) the guest’s medical provider that administered the vaccination.
  • COVID-19 Test Result
    Travelers must provide evidence of a negative result for SARS-CoV-2 that has been conducted within 3 days of boarding the ship. Proof of a negative test is not required however for all travelers that have completed their vaccination(i.e., 14 days have elapsed since the last vaccination, depending on the doses required) and hold a vaccination certificate. 
  • Passport
    Guests of all ages must have a passport book (not card) valid for at least 6 months after the date you will be returning to your home country.
  • Visa
    All guests must ensure they check their visa requirements for entering Italy and the ports of call included within the itinerary.

 

FAQs

  • What vaccines are accepted?
    • Pfizer-BioNtech (Comirnaty)
    • Moderna
    • Oxford/AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
    • Johnson & Johnson (Jansen)
  • Will I be considered fully vaccinated if my first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine is from one manufacturer and the second dose is from another?

    We accept a mixed vaccination series consisting of doses from different manufacturers, as long as your vaccine series meets the following requirements:

    • Must consist of at least two doses of vaccines that are fully approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. FDA, the European Medicines Agency, or the WHO.
    • The 2 doses must be administered at least 28 days apart*
    • The final dose must be completed at least 14 days before sailing.

    Mixed vaccines may not be accepted at all ports of call. Guests who are vaccinated with a mixed series may not be allowed to go ashore at these ports, or may need to undergo additional testing if they wish to go ashore.

  • If I lost my original vaccination card, but am able to show electronic proof of vaccination on a government sponsored site/app, will that be accepted as proof of vaccination?

    Yes, if a guest can furnish proof from the government site or app, we will accept as proof of vaccination.

  • What if I or someone in my party is not able to receive a vaccine?

    We understand that receiving a COVID-19 vaccine may not be a possibility for some guests because of medical restrictions or other personal reasons. While we value each of our loyal guests, Azamara is responsible for the collective safety and wellbeing of all who sail aboard our vessels and therefore, at this time, we are unable to accommodate any guest who cannot be vaccinated. Azamara will continue to monitor recommendations by global public health experts.

  • What if I’m on a back to back voyage? When I debark the first leg of my voyage, would the testing requirement fulfill the second leg of the voyage?

    The same test that guests will have to undergo during debark will be valid for the next cruise as the embarking test.

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What to Expect on Boarding Day

Please wear your face mask at all times during the boarding process and maintain social distancing.

 

Testing & Screening Requirements

Pre-Arrival Testing

  • Country Entry: Be sure to look into local health authority or government travel advice regarding any requirements for the country/port of embarkation, as well as requirements for the return to you own home country. Please check the requirements for your country of origin into Italy using Italy's Travel Health Portal.

 

Terminal Screening

  • All guests will be required to present a negative SARS-CoV-2 test prior to boarding. A negative PCR test is accepted when completed up to three days before boarding. A negative antigen test is accepted when completed no more than one day before boarding. For those guests who do not have a negative COVID-19 test available, testing is available during embarkation for $59 USD in the terminal or on the boarding deck.  
  • Boarding will be denied to those guests who cannot provide a negative COVID-19 test. 
  • All guest documents, including the pre-arrival Health Questionnaire and a recentthe negative SARS-CoV-2 test result, will be verified and processed. 
  • Additionally, proof of vaccination will also be verified and processed. 

 

Arrival Time

For the best boarding experience, please make sure to check-in online only before your voyage and arrive only during your scheduled time.

 

Wellness Screening

At the terminal, you will complete a simple Health Questionnaire. If you are feeling flu-like symptoms or have a fever above 100.4 F, a second screening will be administered.

 

Check-in At Pier

Proceed to check in.

 

Boardway

Proceed to the gangway to board the ship.

 

FAQs

  • When can I check-in for my cruise?

    The health and safety of our guests, crew, and the communities in which we operate are our top priority. We are guided by the recommendations of our Healthy Sail Panel and the requirements of countries where we sail. We will provide clear communication about what you need to know for your cruise in advance of your sail date, including check in dates, health and safety information, and the shore excursions available for your cruise. Our cruise check-in window opens closer to your sailing date, which differs from our traditional check-in timeline.

  • What is the definition of a traveling party?

    The term "traveling party" can include guests traveling in the same stateroom or reservation; guests traveling in multiple staterooms or as part of multiple reservations; as well as guests we determine to be legally or socially related or proximate in any way, at any time prior to or during the voyage, for any duration of time. It is important to note that contact tracing may deem you or someone in your traveling party a "close contact" of another guest if you were within 6 feet of someone infected with COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes in one day). If you are found to meet this contact threshold, certain actions may be required for your safety and the safety of your fellow guests.

    When it’s time to check in, it’s recommended guests check in using our website up to 48 hours before sailing. Azamara requires guests to be checked in no later than 60 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing time. Guests arriving late will not be permitted to sail.

    When you check-in at the terminal, show your Xpress Pass to the terminal agent to scan and complete the check-in process.

  • If I'm denied boarding at the pier or arrive late, can I board the ship at the next port?

    No, due to the specific boarding day processes required to evaluate the health of everyone onboard, we cannot have guests join the cruise downline once the sailing has embarked.

  • Am I able to get off of the ship once I’ve boarded to explore the city, as long as I return before the boarding time closes?

    No, once a guest boards the ship they may not disembark. We require all guests to remain onboard.

  • Does Azamara accept certificates of recovery in lieu of a vaccine?

    Azamara will not accept Certificates of Recovery in lieu of a vaccine.  

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Onboard Experience

Guest Safety Briefing

This new briefing streamlines the traditional safety briefing process, making the key elements of the drill available on a more personal basis. As soon as you arrive onboard, you will be escorted directly to your muster/assembly station, where a member of the ship’s team will go over the safety information in person, including what to expect, where to go in case of an emergency, and how to properly use a life jacket.

 

Key-in-Room

Keys will be waiting in your stateroom for convenience and quick access.

 

Mask Policy

Effective for all sailings, masks are recommended but are not required while indoors. Masks may be required in ports of call depending on local governments mandates. For some sailings, masks may continue to be required indoors when physical distancing isn’t possible, including public areas, terminals, during shore excursions and in ports of call based on local government regulations. The ship’s staff will make you aware when and where face coverings are required. 

We will continue to update our mask policy as protocols evolve and change.

 

 

 

FAQs

  • Will I be required to wear a mask while onboard and when going ashore?

    Effective for all sailings from U.S. ports, masks are recommended but are not required while indoors. Masks may be required in ports of call depending on local governments mandates.

    For all other non-U.S. sailings departing outside of the U.S., masks will continue to be required indoors when physical distancing isn’t possible, including public areas, terminals, during shore excursions and in ports of call based on local government regulations. You will not be required to wear a mask in staterooms, while dining, or in outdoor spaces when physical distancing is possible.

    We will continue to update our mask policy as protocols evolve and change.

  • Where and when will physical distancing be required on board? How will this be enforced?

    Physical distancing should be practiced throughout your vacation, from the moment you arrive at the terminal until you return home— allowing at least 6 feet (2 meters) of space between guests who are not in the same traveling party. Seating in public spaces such as dining venues, theatres and pool decks will be spread out, and elevators will be limited to no more than four guests or one travel party at a time.

  • Are there any experiences or venues that are closed?

    Almost all of our onboard venues or experiences will be operating. You may notice protocols in place for your health and safety. Signage will be posted at venues and experiences to guide you.

  • Are reservations required for dining, and will there be limits on party sizes at your restaurants?

    All your favorite restaurants you've been craving will be waiting for you onboard— though some changes have been made for your safety. Reservations are recommended for all dining venues and can be made once onboard. Restaurant seating will be arranged to allow for physical distancing, so guests can eat and drink without face masks while seated, and tables and chairs will be sanitized regularly. Buffets will now be served by crew rather than self-service, and more covered or wrapped grab-and-go items will be made available for your convenience around the ship.  We’re continually monitoring public health guidelines and will modify policies as new information becomes available and standards evolve.

  • Where will I be isolated if I test positive?

    Guests who test positive for COVID-19 (both symptomatic and asymptomatic) will move to isolation staterooms that are closer to the Medical Center and will enjoy complimentary amenities like Wi-Fi and room service, along with regular visits or tele-consultations with medical staff to monitor their wellness. 

  • If my itinerary changes from a port day to a sea day while I’m onboard, will I receive compensation or a Future Cruise Credit? Will port charges for ports that are cancelled be refunded?

    Azamara always strives to operate its itineraries as published. If local regulations or other operational issues require us to substitute a port we will do so.  If we are unable to substitute a port we will evaluate whether other steps should be taken. 

  • What is Azamara’s contact tracing process?

    Due to the small size of our ships, contact tracing is done based on interviews and CCTV footage. Guests who have been identified as a close contract will be contacted for further monitoring and testing.  

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Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are invited to go ashore independently in all Italian ports. However, Azamara strongly encourages all guests to only visit these destinations on an Azamara-sponsored excursion, as the tour operators must comply with Azamara's health and safety protocols.
  • We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind.
  • Shuttle services are not  offered at this moment.
  • In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available.
  • Please make sure to carry with you, proof of vaccination when you go ashore to be presented upon request.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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Debarking

Most countries do not require COVID-19 testing prior to disembarkation from the ship. If a negative test is required for disembarkation, your ship’s staff will provide you with details. The test will be administered on board free of charge by our medical staff on board prior to debarkation.

Additional home country test requirements can be administered on board at a charge.

 

Debark Testing

  • Debark testing will be conducted on board by our medical staff prior to debarkation, and can be easily scheduled onboard at a charge.
  • If staying in Italy longer, please be sure to follow any retesting guidelines based on your length of stay.

 

FAQs

  • Currently, the U.S. and Canada requires proof of a negative COVID-19 test result for those arriving by international air. Will Azamara administer the required re-entry test?

    We are continually evaluating sailing protocols and will make updates as government requirements, Healthy Sail Panel guidance, and public health standards evolve. Booked guests will be advised of the latest requirements closer to their date of departure.

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Monaco

Monaco Travel Requirements

Preparing for Your Cruise

Preparing For Your Cruise

KNOW YOUR COUNTRY'S ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

For the best cruise experience, be sure to look into local health authority or government travel advice regarding any requirements your own home country may have for exiting or re-entering its borders. For the latest information on traveling to Monaco, visit their government website.

 

ARRIVING IN MONACO

The protocols communicated here apply only to guests with itineraries sailing from Monaco.  Guidance for all other departure ports is still in development with federal, state, and local authorities. Booked guests will be provided full details specific to their port of departure prior to sailing.

  • In addition to proof of vaccination, guests are also required to present a negative COVID-19 test result upon arrival in Monaco, depending on their country of origin.
  • Travelers must fill in the EU Digital Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before arriving in Monaco. For more information, please click here.
  • Passport:  Guests of all ages must have a passport book (not card) valid for at least 6 months after the date you will be returning to your home country.
  • Visa:  All guests must ensure they check their visa requirements for entering the country and the ports of call included within the itinerary.

 

SAILING WITH AZAMARA

Vaccination
All guests sailing on any of the Azamara ships must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure with all required COVID-19 vaccine doses. All vaccinated guests who are eligible for a booster are required to have their booster dose to sail.

Acceptable proof of vaccination must be in the form of the original vaccination record document issued by your country’s health authority or healthcare provider that administered the vaccination and must be validated by the European Medicines Agency upon arrival at the airport.

Crew members onboard are vaccinated and will be boosted as they become eligible.

Please review our latest protocols on vaccinations, mixed vaccines, and boosters on our Explore Well at Sea page.

Testing Protocols:
Azamara is no longer testing guests in the terminal prior to embarkation.  Guests are required to bring proof of a negative COVID-19 test.  Both tests described below are accepted.

  • 3 days before boarding for PCR tests
  • 1 day before boarding for antigen tests
  • Guests who do not have proof of a negative test may purchase an antigen test at the boarding terminal for $59 USD.  
  • If this test shows a positive result, guest(s) will be denied boarding.

 

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS CHECKLIST

The following documents will be verified and processed at the terminal:

  • Pre-arrival Health Questionnaire
  • Proof of negative COVID-19 test result
  • Proof of vaccination

 

WHAT TO EXPECT ON BOARDING DAY

  • Please wear your face mask at all times during the boarding process and maintain social distancing.
  • For the best boarding experience, please make sure to check-in online before your voyage and arrive only during your scheduled time.
  • At the terminal, you will complete a simple Health Questionnaire
  • As soon as check-in has been completed and all documentation has been verified, guests may board the ship.

 

DEBARKING

  • Detailed information regarding debarkation will be provided onboard during your cruise.
  • Currently an additional test is not required in order to debark the ship in Monaco.
  • The ships medical team will provide appropriate tests onboard for those guests who require proof of negative COVID-19 test for their trip home.
  • If staying in Monaco longer, please be sure to follow any re-testing guidelines based on your length of stay.
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Slovenia

Slovenia Travel Requirements

Going Ashore

Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are invited to go ashore independently in Koper, Slovenia. However, Azamara strongly encourages all guests to only visit this destination on an Azamara-sponsored excursion, as the tour operators must comply with Azamara's health and safety protocols.
  • Independent exploration may be suspended if local protocols or conditions change. This could be on short notice, including on the day of arrival to a port. If so, guests would need to take an Azamara-sponsored excursion to go ashore. In this instance only, guests may not leave the tour group at any time. If you fail to stay with the tour group, you may be asked to disembark the cruise.
  • Only Azamara-sponsored tours between Slovenia and Italy (Koper and Trieste) may operate as they comply with the requirement of a duration less than 48 hours, a travel distance less than 60 km, and Italy’s mandate that cruise ship guests may only visit on a ship-sponsored shore excursion. Guests must present either Proof of Vaccination (Approved by EMA) or EU Digital Covid Certificate to cross the border.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in Slovenia and encourages guests to only go ashore on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion.
  • Parties traveling with anyone who is not fully vaccinated may only go ashore on a private Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, curated especially for you with the same considerations to health and safety as we employ on board. These excursions would not permit free time to explore or a chance to meet locals.
  • Masks are to be worn by guests at all times on tour—except in open outdoor areas—outside of crowded areas like local towns. Physical distancing of two meters (6 feet) is suggested and at least one meter (3 feet) is required in some venues. We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival. If guests are exploring independently, we suggest you follow these same protocols, wherever possible.
  • Guests may be asked to show either Proof of Vaccination (Approved by EMA) or EU Digital Covid Certificate to enter museums and other venues.
  • Cruise terminals will be open for business as usual (Duty Free shop, Money Exchange etc.) and guests and crew are welcome to enjoy these facilities, as well as any that may be found on the pier. You must wear a mask in these areas.

If the EU regulators, Slovenian national, or local government(s) or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board. However, we do encourage guests to visit Slovenia on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, not only because the tour operator adheres to some of the most stringent requirements in travel, but because it is the most immersive way to experience a destination—with peace of mind. We have adopted many new measures to keep our guests healthy onboard and we want all our guests to have a similar experience when ashore.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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Spain and the Canary Islands

Spain and the Canary Islands Travel Requirements

Preparing for Your Cruise
Boarding
Onboard
Going Ashore
Debark

Preparing for Your Cruise

Know Your Country's Additional Requirements

Be sure to look into local health authority or government travel advice regarding any requirements for the country/port of embarkation, as well as requirements for the return to you own home country. For more information, please visit Spain's Travel Health Portal.

 

Cruising from Spain and the Canary Islands

The protocols communicated here apply only to guests departing from Barcelona. We will continue to update these protocols as public health guidelines evolve. Booked guests will be provided full details specific to their port of departure prior to sailing. 

 

 

Azamara Vaccination Requirements

All guests departing from Spain and the Canary Islands must be up to date on their vaccinations in order to join us on board. Children of 12 years or younger will not need to be vaccinated.

 

 

Vaccinated Guests

  • All guests must be up to date on their vaccinations with all COVID-19 vaccine doses administered at least 14 days prior to sailing. Acceptable proof of vaccination must be in the form of the original vaccination record document issued by the country’s health authority or healthcare provider that administered the vaccination. 
  • Crew members onboard will also be up to date on their vaccinations.

Azamara Travel Documents Checklist

  • Proof of Vaccination
    For the health and safety of all on board, at the terminal, all guests will be required to provide proof of full SARS-CoV-2 vaccination status.
    Verified documentation should be in the form of the original vaccination record document issued by either (1) the country’s health authority that administered the vaccination (e.g., U.S. CDC’s Vaccination Record Card) or (2) the guest’s medical provider that administered the vaccination.
  • COVID-19 Test Result
    Travelers must provide evidence of a negative result for SARS-CoV-2 that has been conducted within 3 days before boarding the ship in Spain and the Canary Islands.
  • Health Control Form
    All guests entering Spain and the Canary Islands, regardless of nationality, must complete the Health Control Form (FCS) and obtain their QR code to present at boarding and health controls on arrival in Spain and the Canary Islands. You can get your FCS from the SpTH website or from the SpTH mobile app.
  • Passport
    Guests of all ages must have a passport book (not card) valid for at least 6 months after the date you will be returning to your home country.
  • Visa
    All guests must ensure they check their visa requirements for entering Spain and the Canary Islands and the ports of call included within the itinerary.

 

 

FAQs

  • What vaccines are accepted?
    • Pfizer-BioNtech (Comirnaty)
    • Moderna
    • Oxford/AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
    • Johnson & Johnson (Jansen)
  • Will I be considered fully vaccinated if my first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine is from one manufacturer and the second dose is from another?

    We accept a mixed vaccination series consisting of doses from different manufacturers, as long as your vaccine series meets the following requirements:

    • Must consist of at least two doses of vaccines that are fully approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. FDA, the European Medicines Agency, or the WHO.
    • The 2 doses must be administered at least 28 days apart*
    • The final dose must be completed at least 14 days before sailing.

    Mixed vaccines may not be accepted at all ports of call. Guests who are vaccinated with a mixed series may not be allowed to go ashore at these ports, or may need to undergo additional testing if they wish to go ashore.

  • If I lost my original vaccination card, but am able to show electronic proof of vaccination on a government sponsored site/app, will that be accepted as proof of vaccination?

    Yes, if a guest can furnish proof from the government site or app, we will accept as proof of vaccination.

  • What if I or someone in my party is not able to receive a vaccine?

    We understand that receiving a COVID-19 vaccine may not be a possibility for some guests because of medical restrictions or other personal reasons. While we value each of our loyal guests, Azamara is responsible for the collective safety and wellbeing of all who sail aboard our vessels and therefore, at this time, we are unable to accommodate any guest who cannot be vaccinated. Azamara will continue to monitor recommendations by global public health experts.

  • What if I’m on a back to back voyage? When I debark the first leg of my voyage, would the testing requirement fulfill the second leg of the voyage?

    The same test that guests will have to undergo during debark will be valid for the next cruise as the embarking test.

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What to Expect on Boarding Day

Please wear your face mask at all times during the boarding process and maintain social distancing.

 

Testing & Screening Requirements

Pre-Arrival Testing

  • Country Entry: Be sure to look into local health authority or government travel advice regarding any requirements for the country/port of embarkation, as well as requirements for the return to your own home country. For more information, please check travel requirements on Spain's Travel Health Portal.

Terminal Screening

  • All guests will be required to present a negative SARS-CoV-2 test prior to boarding. A negative PCR test is accepted when completed up to three days before boarding. For those guests who do not have a negative COVID-19 test available, testing is available during embarkation for $59 USD in the terminal or on the boarding deck.
  • Boarding will be denied to those guests who cannot provide a negative COVID-19 test.   
  • All guest documents, including the pre-arrival Health Questionnaire and negative SARS-CoV-2 test result, will be verified and processed.
  • Additionally, proof of vaccination will also be verified and processed.

Arrival Time

For the best boarding experience, please make sure to check-in online only before your voyage and arrive only during your scheduled time.

 

Wellness Screening

At the terminal, you will complete a simple Health Questionnaire. If you are feeling flu-like symptoms, a second screening will be administered.

 

Check-in At Pier

Proceed to check in.

 

Boardway

Proceed to the gangway to board the ship.

 

FAQs

  • When can I check-in for my cruise?

    The health and safety of our guests, crew, and the communities in which we operate are our top priority. We are guided by the recommendations of our Healthy Sail Panel and the requirements of countries where we sail. We will provide clear communication about what you need to know for your cruise in advance of your sail date, including check in dates, health and safety information, and the shore excursions available for your cruise. Our cruise check-in window opens closer to your sailing date, which differs from our traditional check-in timeline.

  • What is the definition of a traveling party?

    The term "traveling party" can include guests traveling in the same stateroom or reservation; guests traveling in multiple staterooms or as part of multiple reservations; as well as guests we determine to be legally or socially related or proximate in any way, at any time prior to or during the voyage, for any duration of time. It is important to note that contact tracing may deem you or someone in your traveling party a "close contact" of another guest if you were within 6 feet of someone infected with COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes in one day). If you are found to meet this contact threshold, certain actions may be required for your safety and the safety of your fellow guests.

    When it’s time to check in, it’s recommended guests check in using our website up to 48 hours before sailing. Azamara requires guests to be checked in no later than 60 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing time. Guests arriving late will not be permitted to sail.

    When you check-in at the terminal, show your Xpress Pass to the terminal agent to scan and complete the check-in process.

  • If I'm denied boarding at the pier or arrive late, can I board the ship at the next port?

    No, due to the specific boarding day processes required to evaluate the health of everyone onboard, we cannot have guests join the cruise downline once the sailing has embarked.

  • Am I able to get off of the ship once I’ve boarded to explore the city, as long as I return before the boarding time closes?

    No, once a guest boards the ship they may not disembark. We require all guests to remain onboard.

  • Does Azamara accept certificates of recovery in lieu of a vaccine?

    Azamara will not accept Certificates of Recovery in lieu of a vaccine.  

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Onboard Experience

Guest Safety Briefing

This new briefing streamlines the traditional safety briefing process, making the key elements of the emergency drill available on a more personal basis. As soon as you arrive onboard, you will be escorted directly to your muster/assembly station, where a member of the ship’s team will go over the safety information in person, including what to expect, where to go in case of an emergency, and how to properly use a life jacket.

 

Key-In-Room

Keys will be waiting in your stateroom for convenience and quick access.

 

Mask Policy

Effective for all sailings, masks are recommended but are not required while indoors. Masks may be required in ports of call depending on local governments mandates.

For some sailings, masks may continue to be required indoors when physical distancing isn’t possible, including public areas, terminals, during shore excursions and in ports of call based on local government regulations. The ship’s staff will make you aware when and where face coverings are required.

We will continue to update our mask policy as protocols evolve and change.

 

 

 

FAQs

  • Will I be required to wear a mask while onboard and when going ashore?

    Effective for all sailings from U.S. ports, masks are recommended but are not required while indoors. Masks may be required in ports of call depending on local governments mandates.

    For all other non-U.S. sailings departing outside of the U.S., masks will continue to be required indoors when physical distancing isn’t possible, including public areas, terminals, during shore excursions and in ports of call based on local government regulations. You will not be required to wear a mask in staterooms, while dining, or in outdoor spaces when physical distancing is possible.

    We will continue to update our mask policy as protocols evolve and change.

  • Where and when will physical distancing be required on board? How will this be enforced?

    Physical distancing should be practiced throughout your vacation, from the moment you arrive at the terminal until you return home— allowing at least 6 feet (2 meters) of space between guests who are not in the same traveling party. Seating in public spaces such as dining venues, theatres and pool decks will be spread out, and elevators will be limited to no more than four guests or one travel party at a time.

  • Are there any experiences or venues that are closed?

    Almost all of our onboard venues or experiences will be operating. You may notice protocols in place for your health and safety. Signage will be posted at venues and experiences to guide you.

  • Are reservations required for dining, and will there be limits on party sizes at your restaurants?

    All your favorite restaurants you've been craving will be waiting for you onboard— though some changes have been made for your safety. Reservations are recommended for all dining venues and can be made once onboard. Restaurant seating will be arranged to allow for physical distancing, so guests can eat and drink without face masks while seated, and tables and chairs will be sanitized regularly. Buffets will now be served by crew rather than self-service, and more covered or wrapped grab-and-go items will be made available for your convenience around the ship.  We’re continually monitoring public health guidelines and will modify policies as new information becomes available and standards evolve.

  • Where will I be isolated if I test positive?

    Guests who test positive for COVID-19 (both symptomatic and asymptomatic) will move to isolation staterooms that are closer to the Medical Center and will enjoy complimentary amenities like Wi-Fi and room service, along with regular visits or tele-consultations with medical staff to monitor their wellness. 

  • If my itinerary changes from a port day to a sea day while I’m onboard, will I receive compensation or a Future Cruise Credit? Will port charges for ports that are cancelled be refunded?

    Azamara always strives to operate its itineraries as published. If local regulations or other operational issues require us to substitute a port we will do so.  If we are unable to substitute a port we will evaluate whether other steps should be taken. 

  • What is Azamara’s contact tracing process?

    Due to the small size of our ships, contact tracing is done based on interviews and CCTV footage. Guests who have been identified as a close contract will be contacted for further monitoring and testing.  

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GETTING OFF THE SHIP​

  • Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call. This remains a very fluid situation and can change on short notice.
  • We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind.
  • Shuttle services are not  offered at this moment.
  • In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available.
  • Please make sure to carry with you, proof of vaccination when you go ashore to be presented upon request.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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DEBARKING

Most countries do not require COVID-19 testing prior to disembarkation from the ship. If a negative test is required for disembarkation, your ship’s staff will provide you with details. The test will be administered free of charge by our medical staff on board prior to debarkation. Additional home country test requirements can be administered on board at a charge.

Debark Testing

  • Debark testing will be conducted on board by our medical staff prior to debarkation, and can be easily scheduled onboard at a charge.
  • If staying in Spain and the Canary Islands longer, please be sure to follow any retesting guidelines based on your length of stay.

 

FAQs

  • Currently, the U.S. and Canada requires proof of a negative COVID-19 test result for those arriving by international air. Will Azamara administer the required re-entry test?

    We are continually evaluating sailing protocols and will make updates as government requirements, Healthy Sail Panel guidance, and public health standards evolve. Booked guests will be advised of the latest requirements closer to their date of departure.

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Turkey

Turkey Travel Requirements

Preparing for Your Cruise
Boarding
Going Ashore
Debark

Preparing for Your Cruise

Know Your Country's Additional Requirements

Below are the latest travel requirements for travelers to Turkey. For the best cruise experience, be sure to look into local health authority or government travel advice regarding any requirements your own home country may have for exiting or re-entering its borders. All guests are required to submit a form for entry to Turkey at the following link: https://register.health.gov.tr/#

Cruising from Turkey

The protocols communicated here apply only to guests with itineraries sailing from Istanbul, Turkey. We will continue to update these protocols as public health guidelines evolve. Guidance for all other departure ports is still in development with federal, state, and local authorities. Booked guests will be provided full details specific to their port of departure prior to sailing.

Azamara Vaccination Requirements

All guests must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before sailing with all required COVID-19 vaccine doses. All vaccinated guests who are eligible for a booster are required to have their booster dose to sail. Children of 12 years or younger will not need to be vaccinated.

 

Vaccinated Guests

  • Acceptable proof of vaccination must be in the form of the original vaccination record document issued by the country’s health authority or healthcare provider that administered the vaccination and must be validated by the European Medicines Agency upon arrival at the airport.Crew members onboard will also be vaccinated.
  • Please review our latest protocols on vaccinations, mixed vaccines, and boosters on our Explore Well at Sea page.
  • Crew members onboard will also be vaccinated and boosted as they become eligible.
  • Proof of vaccination and negative COVID-19 test result is required, depending on country of origin (i.e., 14 days have elapsed since the last vaccination, depending on the dose required).

Travel Documents Checklist

  • Proof of Vaccination
    Verified documentation should be in the form of the original vaccination record document issued by either (1) the country’s health authority that administered the vaccination (e.g., U.S. CDC’s Vaccination Record Card) or (2) the guest’s medical provider that administered the vaccination.
  • PCR Test Result
    Guests are required to present proof of vaccination and negative COVID-19 test result before arriving in Turkey, depending on their country of origin. Please review the latest travel guidance issued by the Government of Turkey. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required. There currently is no requirement for testing prior to arrival for Israeli citizens.
  • Tourists must fill in the Form for Entry to Turkey 72 hours before their arrival.
  • Passport
    Guests of all ages must have a passport book (not card) valid for at least 6 months after the date you will be returning to your home country.
  • Visa
    All guests must ensure they check their visa requirements for entering the country and the ports of call included within the itinerary.
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What to Expect on Boarding Day

Please wear your face mask at all times during the boarding process and maintain social distancing.

Testing & Screening Requirements

Pre-Arrival Testing

  • Country Entry: Guests are required to present proof of vaccination and negative COVID-19 test result that’s been conducted before arriving in Turkey, depending on their country of origin. Please review the latest travel guidance issued by the Government of Turkey. Proof of a negative molecular or antigen swab test is required. Children that are of age 5 and under are exempt from the pre-departure swab test. There currently is no requirement for testing prior to arrival for Israeli citizens. Isolation for 5 days and subsequent testing is required if travelers arrive without proof of a negative test.
  • Early Country Entry: If visiting Turkey earlier, be sure to comply with the 72-hour time period or a second test may be required prior to boarding.
  • Boarding the Ship: Guests are required to show proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test that was taken either:
    • 72 hours before boarding for PCR tests
    • 24 hours before boarding for antigen tests

Guests who do not have proof of a negative test may purchase an antigen test at the boarding terminal for $59 USD or a PCR test for $85.

 

Terminal Screening

  • The following documents will be verified and processed at the terminal:
    • Pre-arrival Health Questionnaire
    • Proof of negative COVID-19 test results
    • Proof of vaccination in the form of the original vaccination record document issued by the country’s health authority or healthcare provider that administered the vaccination

 

All Guests

  • All guests must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test that was taken either:
    • 72 hours before boarding for PCR tests
    • 24 hours before boarding for antigen tests

Guests who do not have proof of a negative test may purchase an antigen test at the boarding terminal for $59 USD or a PCR test for $85 USD.

 

Arrival Time

For the best boarding experience, please make sure to check-in online only before your voyage and arrive only during your scheduled time.

 

Wellness Screening

At the terminal, you will complete a simple Health Questionnaire, as well as conduct a temperature check. If you are feeling flu-like symptoms or have a fever above 100.4 F, a second screening will be administered.

 

Check-in At Pier

Proceed to check in.

 

Boardway

Proceed to the gangway to board the ship.

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Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are invited to go ashore independently in all Turkish ports. However, Azamara strongly encourages all guests to only visit these destinations on an Azamara-sponsored excursion, as the tour operators must comply with Azamara's health and safety protocols.
  • Independent exploration may be suspended if local protocols or conditions change. This could be on short notice, including on the day of arrival to a port. If so, guests would need to take an Azamara-sponsored excursion to go ashore. In this instance only, guests may not leave the tour group at any time. If you fail to stay with the tour group, you may be asked to disembark the cruise.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in this country and encourages guests to only go ashore on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion.
  • Parties traveling with anyone who is not fully vaccinated may only go ashore on a private Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, curated especially for you with the same considerations to health and safety as we employ on board. These excursions would not permit free time to explore or a chance to meet locals.
  • Masks are to be worn by guests at all times on tour—except in open outdoor areas—outside of crowded areas like local towns. Physical distancing of two meters (6 feet) is suggested and at least one meter (3 feet) is required in some venues. We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival. If guests are exploring independently, we suggest you follow these same protocols, wherever possible.
  • Guests may be asked to show either Proof of Vaccination (Approved by EMA) or EU Digital Covid Certificate to enter museums and other venues.
  • Cruise terminals will be open for business as usual (Duty Free shop, Money Exchange etc.) and guests and crew are welcome to enjoy these facilities, as well as any that may be found on the pier. You must wear a mask in these areas.

If the EU regulators, Turkish national or local government(s) or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you onboard. However, we do encourage guests to visit Turkey on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, not only because the tour operator adheres to some of the most stringent requirements in travel, but because it is the most immersive way to experience a destination—with peace of mind. We have adopted many new measures to keep our guests healthy onboard and we want all our guests to have a similar experience when ashore.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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DEBARKING

A negative antigen test is required for re-entry into Turkey. The test will be administered free of charge by our medical staff on board prior to debarkation. Additional home country test requirements will be administered on board free of charge. More details on re-entry tests will be provided once onboard.

Debark Testing

  • Debark testing will be conducted on board by our medical staff prior to debarkation, and can be easily scheduled onboard.
  • If staying in Turkey longer, please be sure to follow any retesting guidelines based on your length of stay.

 

 

FAQs

  • Will I be required to wear a mask while onboard and when going ashore?

    Effective for all sailings from U.S. ports, masks are recommended but are not required while indoors. Masks may be required in ports of call depending on local governments mandates.

    For all other non-U.S. sailings departing outside of the U.S., masks will continue to be required indoors when physical distancing isn’t possible, including public areas, terminals, during shore excursions and in ports of call based on local government regulations. You will not be required to wear a mask in staterooms, while dining, or in outdoor spaces when physical distancing is possible.

    We will continue to update our mask policy as protocols evolve and change.

  • Where and when will physical distancing be required on board? How will this be enforced?

    Physical distancing should be practiced throughout your vacation, from the moment you arrive at the terminal until you return home— allowing at least 6 feet (2 meters) of space between guests who are not in the same traveling party. Seating in public spaces such as dining venues, theatres and pool decks will be spread out, and elevators will be limited to no more than four guests or one travel party at a time.

  • Are there any experiences or venues that are closed?

    Almost all of our onboard venues or experiences will be operating. You may notice protocols in place for your health and safety. Signage will be posted at venues and experiences to guide you.

  • Are reservations required for dining, and will there be limits on party sizes at your restaurants?

    All your favorite restaurants you've been craving will be waiting for you onboard— though some changes have been made for your safety. Reservations are recommended for all dining venues and can be made once onboard. Restaurant seating will be arranged to allow for physical distancing, so guests can eat and drink without face masks while seated, and tables and chairs will be sanitized regularly. Buffets will now be served by crew rather than self-service, and more covered or wrapped grab-and-go items will be made available for your convenience around the ship.  We’re continually monitoring public health guidelines and will modify policies as new information becomes available and standards evolve.

  • Where will I be isolated if I test positive?

    Guests who test positive for COVID-19 (both symptomatic and asymptomatic) will move to isolation staterooms that are closer to the Medical Center and will enjoy complimentary amenities like Wi-Fi and room service, along with regular visits or tele-consultations with medical staff to monitor their wellness. 

  • If my itinerary changes from a port day to a sea day while I’m onboard, will I receive compensation or a Future Cruise Credit? Will port charges for ports that are cancelled be refunded?

    Azamara always strives to operate its itineraries as published. If local regulations or other operational issues require us to substitute a port we will do so.  If we are unable to substitute a port we will evaluate whether other steps should be taken. 

  • What is Azamara’s contact tracing process?

    Due to the small size of our ships, contact tracing is done based on interviews and CCTV footage. Guests who have been identified as a close contract will be contacted for further monitoring and testing.  

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Northern & Western Europe
France

France Travel Requirements

Going Ashore

Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are invited to go ashore independently in all French ports. However, Azamara strongly encourages all guests to only visit these destinations on an Azamara-sponsored excursion, as the tour operators must comply with Azamara's health and safety protocols.
  • Guests must have a QR code from a passenger locator form available to be scanned to venture shoreside and to enter many restaurants, cultural venues, and tourism sites.
  • Independent exploration may be suspended if local protocols or conditions change. This could be on short notice, including on the day of arrival to a port. If so, guests would need to take an Azamara-sponsored excursion to go ashore. In this instance only, guests may not leave the tour group at any time. If you fail to stay with the tour group, you may be asked to disembark the cruise.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in France and encourages guests to only go ashore on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion.
  • Parties traveling with anyone who is not fully vaccinated may only go ashore on a private Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, curated especially for you with the same considerations to health and safety as we employ on board. These excursions would not permit free time to explore or a chance to meet locals.
  • Masks are to be worn by guests at all times on tour—except in open outdoor areas—outside of crowded areas like local towns. Physical distancing of two meters (6 feet) is suggested and at least one meter (3 feet) is required in some venues. We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival. If guests are exploring independently, we suggest you follow these same protocols, wherever possible.
  • Guests may be asked to show either Proof of Vaccination (Approved by EMA) or EU Digital Covid Certificate to enter museums and other venues.
  • Cruise terminals will be open for business as usual (Duty Free shop, Money Exchange etc.) and guests and crew are welcome to enjoy these facilities, as well as any that may be found on the pier. You must wear a mask in these areas.

If the EU regulators, French national or local government(s), or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board. However, we do encourage guests to visit France on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, not only because the tour operator adheres to some of the most stringent requirements in travel, but because it is the most immersive way to experience a destination—with peace of mind. We have adopted many new measures to keep our guests healthy onboard and we want all our guests to have a similar experience when ashore.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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Northern & Western Europe
Gibraltar, UK

Gibraltar, UK Travel Requirements

Going Ashore

Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are invited to go ashore independently in Gibraltar. However, Azamara strongly encourages all guests to only visit these destinations on an Azamara-sponsored excursion, as the tour operators must comply with Azamara's health and safety protocols.
  • Guests wishing to go ashore must have proof of a negative test result from a PCR or later flow test conducted within 72 hours of arrival. You must produce proof of their negative result upon request (digital format acceptable).
  • Independent exploration may be suspended if local protocols or conditions change. This could be on short notice, including on the day of arrival to a port. If so, guests would need to take an Azamara-sponsored excursion to go ashore. In this instance only, guests may not leave the tour group at any time. If you fail to stay with the tour group, you may be asked to disembark the cruise.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in Gibraltar and encourages guests to only go ashore on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion.
  • Parties traveling with anyone who is not fully vaccinated may only go ashore on a private Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, curated especially for you with the same considerations to health and safety as we employ on board. These excursions would not permit free time to explore or a chance to meet locals.
  • Masks are to be worn by guests at all times on tour—except in open outdoor areas—outside of crowded areas like local towns. Physical distancing of two meters (6 feet) is suggested and at least one meter (3 feet) is required in some venues. We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival. If guests are exploring independently, we suggest you follow these same protocols, wherever possible.
  • Guests may be asked to show either Proof of Vaccination (Approved by EMA) or EU Digital Covid Certificate to enter museums and other venues.
  • Cruise terminals will be open for business as usual (Duty Free shop, Money Exchange etc.) and guests and guests and crew are welcome to enjoy these facilities, as well as any that may be found on the pier. You must wear a mask in these areas.

If the UK regulators, Gibraltar, or local government(s) or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board. However, we do encourage guests to visit Gibraltar on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, not only because the tour operator adheres to some of the most stringent requirements in travel, but because it is the most immersive way to experience a destination—with peace of mind. We have adopted many new measures to keep our guests healthy onboard and we want all our guests to have a similar experience when ashore.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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Northern & Western Europe
Portugal

Portugal Travel Requirements

Preparing for Your Cruise
Boarding
Onboard
Going Ashore
Debark

PREPARING FOR YOUR CRUISE

KNOW YOUR COUNTRY'S ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Be sure to look into local health authority or government travel advice regarding any requirements for the country/port of embarkation, as well as requirements for the return to your own home country. For more information, please visit Portugal's Travel Health Portal.

 

CRUISING FROM PORTUGAL

The protocols communicated here apply only to guests departing from Portugal. We will continue to update these protocols as public health guidelines evolve. Booked guests will be provided full details specific to their port of departure prior to sailing. Booked guests will be provided full details specific to their port of departure prior to sailing. 

 

AZAMARA VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS

All guests departing from Lisbon, Portugal must be up to date on their vaccinations in order to join us on board. Children of 12 years or younger will not need to be vaccinated.

 

 

VACCINATED GUESTS

  • All guests must be up to date on their vaccinations with all COVID-19 vaccine doses administered at least 14 days prior to sailing. Acceptable proof of vaccination must be in the form of the original vaccination record document issued by the country’s health authority or healthcare provider that administered the vaccination.
  • Crew members onboard will also be up to date on their vaccinations.

 

AZAMARA TRAVEL DOCUMENTS CHECKLIST

  • Proof of Vaccination
    For the health and safety of all on board, at the terminal, all guests will be required to provide proof of full SARS-CoV-2 vaccination status.
    Verified documentation should be in the form of the original vaccination record document issued by either (1) the country’s health authority that administered the vaccination (e.g., U.S. CDC’s Vaccination Record Card) or (2) the guest’s medical provider that administered the vaccination.
  • COVID-19 Test Result
    Travelers must provide evidence of a negative result for SARS-CoV-2 that has been conducted within 3 days of boarding the ship. Proof of a negative test is not required however for all travelers that have completed their vaccination(i.e., 14 days have elapsed since the last vaccination, depending on the doses required) and hold a vaccination certificate. 
  • Passport
    Guests of all ages must have a passport book (not card) valid for at least 6 months after the date you will be returning to your home country.
  • Visa
    All guests must ensure they check their visa requirements for entering Portugal and the ports of call included within the itinerary.

 

 

 

FAQs

  • What vaccines are accepted?
    • Pfizer-BioNtech (Comirnaty)
    • Moderna
    • Oxford/AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
    • Johnson & Johnson (Jansen)
  • Will I be considered fully vaccinated if my first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine is from one manufacturer and the second dose is from another?

    We accept a mixed vaccination series consisting of doses from different manufacturers, as long as your vaccine series meets the following requirements:

    • Must consist of at least two doses of vaccines that are fully approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. FDA, the European Medicines Agency, or the WHO.
    • The 2 doses must be administered at least 28 days apart*
    • The final dose must be completed at least 14 days before sailing.

    Mixed vaccines may not be accepted at all ports of call. Guests who are vaccinated with a mixed series may not be allowed to go ashore at these ports, or may need to undergo additional testing if they wish to go ashore.

  • If I lost my original vaccination card, but am able to show electronic proof of vaccination on a government sponsored site/app, will that be accepted as proof of vaccination?

    Yes, if a guest can furnish proof from the government site or app, we will accept as proof of vaccination.

  • What if I or someone in my party is not able to receive a vaccine?

    We understand that receiving a COVID-19 vaccine may not be a possibility for some guests because of medical restrictions or other personal reasons. While we value each of our loyal guests, Azamara is responsible for the collective safety and wellbeing of all who sail aboard our vessels and therefore, at this time, we are unable to accommodate any guest who cannot be vaccinated. Azamara will continue to monitor recommendations by global public health experts.

  • What if I’m on a back to back voyage? When I debark the first leg of my voyage, would the testing requirement fulfill the second leg of the voyage?

    The same test that guests will have to undergo during debark will be valid for the next cruise as the embarking test.

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WHAT TO EXPECT ON BOARDING DAY

Please wear your face mask at all times during the boarding process and maintain social distancing.

 

TESTING & SCREENING REQUIREMENTS

Pre-Arrival Testing

  • Country Entry: Be sure to look into local health authority or government travel advice regarding any requirements for the country/port of embarkation, as well as requirements for the return to your own home country. For more information, please check travel requirements by visiting Portugal's Travel Health Portal.

 

Terminal Screening

  • All guests will be required to present a negative SARS-CoV-2 test prior to boarding. A negative PCR test is accepted when completed up to three days before boarding. For those guests who do not have a negative COVID-19 test available, testing is available during embarkation for $59 USD in the terminal or on the boarding deck.
  • Boarding will be denied to those guests who cannot provide a negative COVID-19 test.   
  • All guest documents, including the pre-arrival Health Questionnaire and negative SARS-CoV-2 test result, will be verified and processed.
  • Additionally, proof of vaccination will also be verified and processed.

 

 

ARRIVAL TIME

For the best boarding experience, please make sure to check-in online only before your voyage and arrive only during your scheduled time.

 

WELLNESS SCREENING

At the terminal, you will complete a simple Health Questionnaire. If you are feeling flu-like symptoms, a second screening will be administered.

 

 

CHECK-IN AT PIER

Proceed to check in.

 

BOARDWAY

Proceed to the gangway to board the ship.

 

FAQs

  • When can I check-in for my cruise?

    The health and safety of our guests, crew, and the communities in which we operate are our top priority. We are guided by the recommendations of our Healthy Sail Panel and the requirements of countries where we sail. We will provide clear communication about what you need to know for your cruise in advance of your sail date, including check in dates, health and safety information, and the shore excursions available for your cruise. Our cruise check-in window opens closer to your sailing date, which differs from our traditional check-in timeline.

  • What is the definition of a traveling party?

    The term "traveling party" can include guests traveling in the same stateroom or reservation; guests traveling in multiple staterooms or as part of multiple reservations; as well as guests we determine to be legally or socially related or proximate in any way, at any time prior to or during the voyage, for any duration of time. It is important to note that contact tracing may deem you or someone in your traveling party a "close contact" of another guest if you were within 6 feet of someone infected with COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes in one day). If you are found to meet this contact threshold, certain actions may be required for your safety and the safety of your fellow guests.

    When it’s time to check in, it’s recommended guests check in using our website up to 48 hours before sailing. Azamara requires guests to be checked in no later than 60 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing time. Guests arriving late will not be permitted to sail.

    When you check-in at the terminal, show your Xpress Pass to the terminal agent to scan and complete the check-in process.

  • If I'm denied boarding at the pier or arrive late, can I board the ship at the next port?

    No, due to the specific boarding day processes required to evaluate the health of everyone onboard, we cannot have guests join the cruise downline once the sailing has embarked.

  • Am I able to get off of the ship once I’ve boarded to explore the city, as long as I return before the boarding time closes?

    No, once a guest boards the ship they may not disembark. We require all guests to remain onboard.

  • Does Azamara accept certificates of recovery in lieu of a vaccine?

    Azamara will not accept Certificates of Recovery in lieu of a vaccine.  

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Onboard Experience

Guest Safety Briefing

This new briefing streamlines the traditional safety briefing process, making the key elements of the emergency drill available on a more personal basis. As soon as you arrive onboard, you will be escorted directly to your muster/assembly station, where a member of the ship’s team will go over the safety information in person, including what to expect, where to go in case of an emergency, and how to properly use a life jacket.

 

Key-In-Room

Keys will be waiting in your stateroom for convenience and quick access.

 

Mask Policy

Effective for all sailings, masks are recommended but are not required while indoors. Masks may be required in ports of call depending on local governments mandates.

For some sailings, masks may continue to be required indoors when physical distancing isn’t possible, including public areas, terminals, during shore excursions and in ports of call based on local government regulations. The ship’s staff will make you aware when and where face coverings are required.
 
We will continue to update our mask policy as protocols evolve and change.

 

 

 

 

FAQs

  • Will I be required to wear a mask while onboard and when going ashore?

    Effective for all sailings from U.S. ports, masks are recommended but are not required while indoors. Masks may be required in ports of call depending on local governments mandates.

    For all other non-U.S. sailings departing outside of the U.S., masks will continue to be required indoors when physical distancing isn’t possible, including public areas, terminals, during shore excursions and in ports of call based on local government regulations. You will not be required to wear a mask in staterooms, while dining, or in outdoor spaces when physical distancing is possible.

    We will continue to update our mask policy as protocols evolve and change.

  • Where and when will physical distancing be required on board? How will this be enforced?

    Physical distancing should be practiced throughout your vacation, from the moment you arrive at the terminal until you return home— allowing at least 6 feet (2 meters) of space between guests who are not in the same traveling party. Seating in public spaces such as dining venues, theatres and pool decks will be spread out, and elevators will be limited to no more than four guests or one travel party at a time.

  • Are there any experiences or venues that are closed?

    Almost all of our onboard venues or experiences will be operating. You may notice protocols in place for your health and safety. Signage will be posted at venues and experiences to guide you.

  • Are reservations required for dining, and will there be limits on party sizes at your restaurants?

    All your favorite restaurants you've been craving will be waiting for you onboard— though some changes have been made for your safety. Reservations are recommended for all dining venues and can be made once onboard. Restaurant seating will be arranged to allow for physical distancing, so guests can eat and drink without face masks while seated, and tables and chairs will be sanitized regularly. Buffets will now be served by crew rather than self-service, and more covered or wrapped grab-and-go items will be made available for your convenience around the ship.  We’re continually monitoring public health guidelines and will modify policies as new information becomes available and standards evolve.

  • Where will I be isolated if I test positive?

    Guests who test positive for COVID-19 (both symptomatic and asymptomatic) will move to isolation staterooms that are closer to the Medical Center and will enjoy complimentary amenities like Wi-Fi and room service, along with regular visits or tele-consultations with medical staff to monitor their wellness. 

  • If my itinerary changes from a port day to a sea day while I’m onboard, will I receive compensation or a Future Cruise Credit? Will port charges for ports that are cancelled be refunded?

    Azamara always strives to operate its itineraries as published. If local regulations or other operational issues require us to substitute a port we will do so.  If we are unable to substitute a port we will evaluate whether other steps should be taken. 

  • What is Azamara’s contact tracing process?

    Due to the small size of our ships, contact tracing is done based on interviews and CCTV footage. Guests who have been identified as a close contract will be contacted for further monitoring and testing.  

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GETTING OFF THE SHIP

  • Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call. This remains a very fluid situation and can change on short notice.
  • We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind.
  • Shuttle services are not  offered at this moment.
  • In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available.
  • Please make sure to carry with you, proof of vaccination when you go ashore to be presented upon request.

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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DEBARKING​

Most countries do not require COVID-19 testing prior to disembarkation from the ship. If a negative test is required for disembarkation, your ship’s staff will provide you with details.

 

DEBARK TESTING

  • Debark testing will be conducted on board by our medical staff prior to debarkation, and can be easily scheduled onboard at a charge.
  • If staying longer, please be sure to follow any retesting guidelines based on your length of stay.

 

FAQs

  • Currently, the U.S. and Canada requires proof of a negative COVID-19 test result for those arriving by international air. Will Azamara administer the required re-entry test?

    We are continually evaluating sailing protocols and will make updates as government requirements, Healthy Sail Panel guidance, and public health standards evolve. Booked guests will be advised of the latest requirements closer to their date of departure.

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Caribbean
Antigua

Antigua Travel Requirements

Going Ashore

Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are invited to go ashore independently in Antigua.
  • Azamara strongly encourages all guests to only visit Antigua on an Azamara-sponsored excursion, as the tour operators must comply with Azamara's health and safety protocols.
  • Guests must have Proof of Vaccination with them at all times while ashore.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in Antigua and encourages guests to only go ashore on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion.
  • Parties traveling with anyone who is not fully vaccinated may only go ashore on a private Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, curated especially for you with the same considerations to health and safety as we employ on board. These excursions would not permit free time to explore or a chance to meet locals.
  • Masks must be worn by guests at all times on tour—except while eating or swimming.
  • Physical distance of two meters (6 feet) is required whenever possible.
  • We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival. If guests are exploring independently, we suggest you follow these same protocols, wherever possible.

If the Antigua, St. John local government, or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board.

We encourage guests to visit Antigua on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, not only because the tour operator adheres to some of the most stringent requirements in travel, but because it is the most immersive way to experience a destination—with peace of mind. We have adopted many new measures to keep our guests healthy onboard and we want all our guests to have a similar experience when ashore.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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Aruba

Aruba Travel Requirements

Going Ashore

Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are invited to go ashore independently in Aruba.
  • Azamara strongly encourages all guests to only visit Aruba on an Azamara-sponsored excursion, as the tour operators must comply with Azamara's health and safety protocols.
  • Guests must have Proof of Vaccination with them at all times while ashore.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in Aruba and encourages guests to only go ashore on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion.
  • Parties traveling with anyone who is not fully vaccinated may only go ashore on a private Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, curated especially for you with the same considerations to health and safety as we employ on board. These excursions would not permit free time to explore or a chance to meet locals.
  • Masks must be worn by guests at all times while indoors and on tour buses or on any tour vehicles.
  • Physical distancing of two meters (6 feet) is suggested.
  • We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival. If guests are exploring independently, we suggest you follow these same protocols, wherever possible.

If the Aruba local government, or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board.

We encourage guests to visit Aruba on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, not only because the tour operator adheres to some of the most stringent requirements in travel, but because it is the most immersive way to experience a destination—with peace of mind. We have adopted many new measures to keep our guests healthy onboard and we want all our guests to have a similar experience when ashore.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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Barbados

Barbados Travel Requirements

Going Ashore

Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are required to take an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion to go ashore in Barbados. Only vaccinated guests are welcome ashore in Barbados as this time.
  • Guests are encouraged to have Proof of Vaccination with them at all times while ashore.
  • Guests may only visit the terminal if not on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in Barbados.
  • Masks must be worn by guests at all times while indoors, and on tour buses or on any tour vehicles.
  • Physical distance of two meters (6 feet) is required whenever possible.
  • We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival.

If the Barbados local government, or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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Bonaire

Bonaire Travel Requirements

Going Ashore

Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are invited to go ashore independently in Bonaire.
  • Azamara strongly encourages all guests to only visit Bonaire on an Azamara-sponsored excursion, as the tour operators must comply with Azamara's health and safety protocols.
  • Guests must have Proof of Vaccination with them at all times while ashore.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in Bonaire and encourages guests to only go ashore on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion.
  • Any unvaccinated guests must have been tested with a PCR test less than 72 hours prior to arrival or antigen test less than 48 hours prior to arrival. Testing will be provided onboard.
  • Any unvaccinated guests under 12 years old must have been tested with a PCR test less than 72 hours prior to arrival or antigen test less than 48 hours prior to arrival.
  • Parties traveling with anyone who is not fully vaccinated may only go ashore on a private Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, curated especially for you with the same considerations to health and safety as we employ on board. These excursions would not permit free time to explore or a chance to meet locals.
  • Masks must be worn by guests at all times while indoors and on tour buses or on any tour vehicles.
  • Physical distancing of two meters (6 feet) is suggested. We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival. If guests are exploring independently, we suggest you follow these same protocols, wherever possible.

If the Bonaire local government, or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board.

We encourage guests to visit Bonaire on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, not only because the tour operator adheres to some of the most stringent requirements in travel, but because it is the most immersive way to experience a destination—with peace of mind. We have adopted many new measures to keep our guests healthy onboard and we want all our guests to have a similar experience when ashore.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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Colombia

Colombia Travel Requirements

Going Ashore

Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are invited to go ashore independently in Colombia.
  • Azamara strongly encourages all guests to only visit Colombia on an Azamara-sponsored excursion, as the tour operators must comply with Azamara's health and safety protocols.
  • Guests must have Proof of Vaccination with them at all times while ashore.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in Colombia and encourages guests to only go ashore on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion.
  • Parties traveling with anyone who is not fully vaccinated may only go ashore on a private Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, curated especially for you with the same considerations to health and safety as we employ on board. These excursions would not permit free time to explore or a chance to meet locals.
  • Masks must be worn by guests at all times while indoors, on tour buses or on any tour vehicles, and outdoors.
  • Physical distance of two meters (6 feet) is required whenever possible.
  • We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival. If guests are exploring independently, we suggest you follow these same protocols, wherever possible.

If the Colombian local government, or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board.

We encourage guests to visit Colombia on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, not only because the tour operator adheres to some of the most stringent requirements in travel, but because it is the most immersive way to experience a destination—with peace of mind. We have adopted many new measures to keep our guests healthy onboard and we want all our guests to have a similar experience when ashore.   

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica Travel Requirements

Going Ashore

Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are invited to go ashore independently in Costa Rica.
  • Azamara strongly encourages all guests to only visit Costa Rica on an Azamara-sponsored excursion, as the tour operators must comply with Azamara's health and safety protocols.
  • Guests must have Proof of Vaccination with them at all times while ashore.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in Costa Rica and encourages guests to only go ashore on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion.
  • Parties traveling with anyone who is not fully vaccinated may only go ashore on a private Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, curated especially for you with the same considerations to health and safety as we employ on board. These excursions would not permit free time to explore or a chance to meet locals.
  • Masks must be worn by guests at all times while indoors, on tour buses or on any tour vehicles, and in any venue where physical distancing is not possible.
  • Physical distance of two meters (6 feet) is required whenever possible.
  • We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival. If guests are exploring independently, we suggest you follow these same protocols, wherever possible.

If the Costa Rican local government, or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board.

We encourage guests to visit Costa Rica on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, not only because the tour operator adheres to some of the most stringent requirements in travel, but because it is the most immersive way to experience a destination—with peace of mind. We have adopted many new measures to keep our guests healthy onboard and we want all our guests to have a similar experience when ashore.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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Curaçao

Curaçao Travel Requirements

Going Ashore

Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are invited to go ashore independently in Curaçao.
  • Azamara strongly encourages all guests to only visit Curaçao on an Azamara-sponsored excursion, as the tour operators must comply with Azamara's health and safety protocols.
  • Guests are encouraged to have Proof of Vaccination with them at all times while ashore.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in Curaçao and encourages guests to only go ashore on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion.
  • Parties traveling with anyone who is not fully vaccinated may only go ashore on a private Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, curated especially for you with the same considerations to health and safety as we employ on board. These excursions would not permit free time to explore or a chance to meet locals.
  • Masks must be worn by guests at all times while indoors, on tour buses or on any tour vehicles, and in any outdoor venue where a physical distance of two meters (6 feet) is not possible.
  • Physical distance of two meters (6 feet) is required whenever possible.
  • We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival. If guests are exploring independently, we suggest you follow these same protocols, wherever possible.

If the Curaçao local government, or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board.

We encourage guests to visit Curaçao on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, not only because the tour operator adheres to some of the most stringent requirements in travel, but because it is the most immersive way to experience a destination—with peace of mind. We have adopted many new measures to keep our guests healthy onboard and we want all our guests to have a similar experience when ashore.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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Dominica

Dominica Travel Requirements

Going Ashore

Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are required to take an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion to go ashore in Dominica.
  • Guests are encouraged to have Proof of Vaccination with them at all times while ashore.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in Dominica.
  • Masks must be worn by guests at all times while indoors, and on tour buses or on any tour vehicles.
  • Physical distance of two meters (6 feet) is required whenever possible.
  • We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival.

If the Dominica local government, or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Travel Requirements

Going Ashore

Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are invited to go ashore independently in the Dominican Republic.
  • Azamara strongly encourages all guests to only visit the Dominican Republic on an Azamara-sponsored excursion, as the tour operators must comply with Azamara's health and safety protocols.
  • Guests are encouraged to have Proof of Vaccination with them at all times while ashore.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in the Dominican Republic and encourages guests to only go ashore on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion.
  • Parties traveling with anyone who is not fully vaccinated may only go ashore on a private Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, curated especially for you with the same considerations to health and safety as we employ on board. These excursions would not permit free time to explore or a chance to meet locals.
  • Masks must be worn by guests at all times while indoors, on tour buses or on any tour vehicles, and in any venue where physical distancing is not possible.
  • Physical distance of two meters (6 feet) is required whenever possible.
  • We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival. If guests are exploring independently, we suggest you follow these same protocols, wherever possible.

If the Dominican Republic local government, or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board.

We encourage guests to visit the Dominican Republic on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, not only because the tour operator adheres to some of the most stringent requirements in travel, but because it is the most immersive way to experience a destination—with peace of mind. We have adopted many new measures to keep our guests healthy onboard and we want all our guests to have a similar experience when ashore.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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Grenadines

Grenadines Travel Requirements

Going Ashore

Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are required to take an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion to go ashore in the Grenadines.
  • Guests are encouraged to have Proof of Vaccination with them at all times while ashore.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in the Grenadines.
  • Masks must be worn by guests at all times while indoors, and on tour buses or on any tour vehicles.
  • Physical distance of two meters (6 feet) is required whenever possible.
  • We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival.

If the Grenadines local government, or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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Key West

Key West Travel Requirements

Going Ashore

Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are invited to go ashore independently in Key West.
  • Azamara strongly encourages all guests to only visit Key West on an Azamara-sponsored excursion, as the tour operators must comply with Azamara's health and safety protocols.
  • Proof of Vaccination in not required while ashore.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in Key West and encourages guests to only go ashore on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion.
  • Parties traveling with anyone who is not fully vaccinated may only go ashore on a private Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, curated especially for you with the same considerations to health and safety as we employ on board. These excursions would not permit free time to explore or a chance to meet locals.
  • Masks must be worn by guests at all times while indoors and in closed spaces.
  • Physical distancing of two meters (6 feet) is suggested.
  • We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival. If guests are exploring independently, we suggest you follow these same protocols, wherever possible.

If the Key West local government, or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board.

We encourage guests to visit Key West on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, not only because the tour operator adheres to some of the most stringent requirements in travel, but because it is the most immersive way to experience a destination—with peace of mind. We have adopted many new measures to keep our guests healthy onboard and we want all our guests to have a similar experience when ashore.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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Mexico

Mexico Travel Requirements

Going Ashore

Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are invited to go ashore independently in Mexico.
  • Azamara strongly encourages all guests to only visit Mexico on an Azamara-sponsored excursion, as the tour operators must comply with Azamara's health and safety protocols.
  • Guests are encouraged to have Proof of Vaccination with them while ashore.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in Mexico and encourages guests to only go ashore on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion.
  • Parties traveling with anyone who is not fully vaccinated may only go ashore on a private Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, curated especially for you with the same considerations to health and safety as we employ on board. These excursions would not permit free time to explore or a chance to meet locals.
  • Masks must be worn by guests at all times while indoors, and on tour buses or on any tour vehicles, and outdoors.
  • Physical distance of two meters (6 feet) is required whenever possible.
  • We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival. If guests are exploring independently, we suggest you follow these same protocols, wherever possible.

If the Mexican local government, or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board.

We encourage guests to visit Mexico on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, not only because the tour operator adheres to some of the most stringent requirements in travel, but because it is the most immersive way to experience a destination—with peace of mind. We have adopted many new measures to keep our guests healthy onboard and we want all our guests to have a similar experience when ashore.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Travel Requirements

Going Ashore

Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are invited to go ashore independently in Puerto Rico.
  • Azamara strongly encourages all guests to only visit Puerto Rico on an Azamara-sponsored excursion, as the tour operators must comply with Azamara's health and safety protocols.
  • Proof of Vaccination or a negative test result taken within 72 hours is required upon entry for all restaurants, food courts, bars, chinchorros, or any indoor dining location.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in Puerto Rico and encourages guests to only go ashore on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion.
  • Parties traveling with anyone who is not fully vaccinated may only go ashore on a private Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, curated especially for you with the same considerations to health and safety as we employ on board. These excursions would not permit free time to explore or a chance to meet locals.
  • Children under the age of 11 are required to keep masks on when not eating or drinking.
  • Masks must be worn by guests at all times while indoors, and on tour buses or on any tour vehicles.
  • Physical distance of two meters (6 feet) is required whenever possible.
  • We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival. If guests are exploring independently, we suggest you follow these same protocols, wherever possible.

If the Puerto Rican local government, or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board.

We encourage guests to visit Puerto Rico on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, not only because the tour operator adheres to some of the most stringent requirements in travel, but because it is the most immersive way to experience a destination—with peace of mind. We have adopted many new measures to keep our guests healthy onboard and we want all our guests to have a similar experience when ashore.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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St. Barts

St. Barts Travel Requirements

Going Ashore

Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are invited to go ashore independently in St. Barts.
  • Any unvaccinated guests must have been tested with a PCR test less than 72 hours prior to arrival or antigen test less than 48 hours prior to arrival. Testing will be provided onboard.
  • Azamara strongly encourages all guests to only visit St. Barts on an Azamara-sponsored excursion, as the tour operators must comply with Azamara's health and safety protocols.
  • Guests must have Proof of Vaccination with them at all times while ashore.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in St. Barts and encourages guests to only go ashore on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion.
  • Parties traveling with anyone who is not fully vaccinated may only go ashore on a private Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, curated especially for you with the same considerations to health and safety as we employ on board. These excursions would not permit free time to explore or a chance to meet locals.
  • Masks must be worn by guests at all times while indoors and on tour buses or on any tour vehicles.
  • Physical distancing of two meters (6 feet) is suggested and at least one meter (3 feet) is required in some venues. We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival. If guests are exploring independently, we suggest you follow these same protocols, wherever possible.

If the St. Barts local government, or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board.

We encourage guests to visit St. Barts on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, not only because the tour operator adheres to some of the most stringent requirements in travel, but because it is the most immersive way to experience a destination—with peace of mind. We have adopted many new measures to keep our guests healthy onboard and we want all our guests to have a similar experience when ashore.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis Travel Requirements

Going Ashore

Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are required to take an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion to go ashore in St. Kitts and Nevis.
  • Guests must have Proof of Vaccination with them at all times while ashore.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in St. Kitts and Nevis.
  • Parties traveling with anyone who is not fully vaccinated may only go ashore on a private Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, curated especially for you with the same considerations to health and safety as we employ on board. These excursions would not permit free time to explore or a chance to meet locals.
  • Masks must be worn by guests at all times on tour—except while eating or swimming.
  • Physical distance of two meters (6 feet) is required whenever possible.
  • We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival.

If the St. Kitts and Nevis local government, or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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St. Lucia

St. Lucia Travel Requirements

Going Ashore

Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are required to take an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion to go ashore in St. Lucia. Vaccinated guests will receive wrist bands to allow you to move freely while visiting the port area.
  • Guests are encouraged to have Proof of Vaccination with them at all times while ashore.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in St. Lucia and encourages guests to only go ashore on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion.
  • Parties traveling with anyone who is not fully vaccinated may only go ashore on a private Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, curated especially for you with the same considerations to health and safety as we employ on board. These excursions would not permit free time to explore or a chance to meet locals.
  • Masks must be worn by guests at all times while indoors, on tour buses or on any tour vehicles, and in any venue where a physical distance of two meters (6 feet) is not possible.
  • Physical distance of two meters (6 feet) is required whenever possible.
  • We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival. If guests are exploring independently, we suggest you follow these same protocols, wherever possible.

If the St. Lucia local government, or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board.

We encourage guests to visit St. Lucia on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, not only because the tour operator adheres to some of the most stringent requirements in travel, but because it is the most immersive way to experience a destination—with peace of mind. We have adopted many new measures to keep our guests healthy onboard and we want all our guests to have a similar experience when ashore.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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St. Maarten

St. Maarten Travel Requirements

Going Ashore

Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are invited to go ashore independently in St. Maarten.
  • All unvaccinated guests must be tested two days prior to disembarking and visiting St. Maarten. Test will be provided onboard.
  • Azamara strongly encourages all guests to only visit St. Maarten on an Azamara-sponsored excursion, as the tour operators must comply with Azamara's health and safety protocols.
  • Guests must have Proof of Vaccination with them at all times while ashore.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in St. Maarten and encourages guests to only go ashore on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion.
  • Parties traveling with anyone who is not fully vaccinated may only go ashore on a private Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, curated especially for you with the same considerations to health and safety as we employ on board. These excursions would not permit free time to explore or a chance to meet locals.
  • Masks must be worn by guests at all times while indoors, on tour buses or on any tour vehicles, and in any outdoor venue where a physical distance of two meters (6 feet) is not possible.
  • Physical distancing of two meters (6 feet) is suggested.
  • We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival. If guests are exploring independently, we suggest you follow these same protocols, wherever possible.

If the St. Maarten local government, or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board.

We encourage guests to visit St. Maarten on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, not only because the tour operator adheres to some of the most stringent requirements in travel, but because it is the most immersive way to experience a destination—with peace of mind. We have adopted many new measures to keep our guests healthy onboard and we want all our guests to have a similar experience when ashore.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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St. Thomas & St. John, U.S.V.I.

St. Thomas & St. John, U.S.V.I. Travel Requirements

Going Ashore

Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are invited to go ashore independently in St. Thomas and St. John.
  • Azamara strongly encourages all guests to only visit St. Thomas and St. John on an Azamara-sponsored excursion, as the tour operators must comply with Azamara's health and safety protocols.
  • Guests are encouraged to have Proof of Vaccination with them at all times while ashore.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in St. Thomas and St. John and encourages guests to only go ashore on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion.
  • Parties traveling with anyone who is not fully vaccinated may only go ashore on a private Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, curated especially for you with the same considerations to health and safety as we employ on board. These excursions would not permit free time to explore or a chance to meet locals.
  • Masks must be worn by guests at all times while indoors, and on tour buses or on any tour vehicles.
  • Physical distance of two meters (6 feet) is required whenever possible.
  • We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival. If guests are exploring independently, we suggest you follow these same protocols, wherever possible.
  • International guests who have an Electronic System for Travel Authorization approval form (ESTA), will need to bring a copy with them if they have St. Thomas as a port of call in the itinerary. This form will be needed for clearance in St. Thomas.

If the St. Thomas and St. John local government, or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board.

We encourage guests to visit St. Thomas and St. John on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, not only because the tour operator adheres to some of the most stringent requirements in travel, but because it is the most immersive way to experience a destination—with peace of mind. We have adopted many new measures to keep our guests healthy onboard and we want all our guests to have a similar experience when ashore.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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Tortola & Virgin Gorda, B.V.I.

Tortola & Virgin Gorda, B.V.I. Travel Requirements

Going Ashore

Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are required to take an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion to go ashore in the British Virgin Islands.
  • Guests are encouraged to have Proof of Vaccination with them at all times while ashore.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in Tortola and Virgin Gorda.
  • Masks must be worn by guests at all times while indoors, and on tour buses or on any tour vehicles.
  • Physical distance of two meters (6 feet) is required whenever possible.
  • We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival. If guests are exploring independently, we suggest you follow these same protocols, wherever possible.

If the Tortola and Virgin Gorda local government, or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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United States

United States Travel Requirements

Preparing for Your Cruise
Boarding
Onboard
Going Ashore
Debark

Preparing For Your Cruise

KNOW YOUR COUNTRY'S ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

For the best cruise experience, be sure to look into local health authority or government travel advice regarding any requirements your own home country may have for exiting or re-entering its borders. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of State.

 

CRUISING FROM MIAMI, FLORIDA

The protocols communicated here apply only to guests with itineraries where there is a Caribbean port. We will continue to update these protocols as public health guidelines evolve. Guidance for all other departure ports is still in development with federal, state, and local authorities. Booked guests will be provided full details specific to their port of departure prior to sailing. 

 

AZAMARA VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS

All guests must be up to date on their vaccinations in order to join us on board. Children of 12 years or younger will not need to be vaccinated.

 

VACCINATED GUESTS

  • All guests must be up to date on their vaccinations with all COVID-19 vaccine doses administered at least 14 days prior to sailing. Acceptable proof of vaccination must be in the form of the original vaccination record document issued by the country’s health authority or healthcare provider that administered the vaccination.
  • Crew members onboard will also be up to date on their vaccinations.

 

AZAMARA TRAVEL DOCUMENTS CHECKLIST

  • Proof of Vaccination
    For the health and safety of all on board, at the terminal, all guests will be required to provide proof of full SARS-CoV-2 vaccination, with the date of your final vaccination at least two weeks before your sail date. Verified documentation should be in the form of the original vaccination record document issued by either (1) the country’s health authority that administered the vaccination (e.g., U.S. CDC’s Vaccination Record Card) or (2) the guest’s medical provider that administered the vaccination.
  • COVID-19 Test Result
    Travelers must provide evidence of a negative result for SARS-CoV-2 that has been conducted within 3 days of boarding the ship. Proof of a negative test is not required however for all travelers that have completed their vaccination(i.e., 14 days have elapsed since the last vaccination, depending on the doses required) and hold a vaccination certificate. 
  • Passport
    Guests of all ages must have a passport book (not card) valid for at least 6 months after the date you will be returning to your home country.
  • Visa
    All guests must ensure they check their visa requirements for entering Miami, Florida and the ports of call included within the itinerary.

 

FAQs

  • What vaccines are accepted?
    • Pfizer-BioNtech (Comirnaty)
    • Moderna
    • Oxford/AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
    • Johnson & Johnson (Jansen)
  • Will I be considered fully vaccinated if my first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine is from one manufacturer and the second dose is from another?

    We accept a mixed vaccination series consisting of doses from different manufacturers, as long as your vaccine series meets the following requirements:

    • Must consist of at least two doses of vaccines that are fully approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. FDA, the European Medicines Agency, or the WHO.
    • The 2 doses must be administered at least 28 days apart*
    • The final dose must be completed at least 14 days before sailing.

    Mixed vaccines may not be accepted at all ports of call. Guests who are vaccinated with a mixed series may not be allowed to go ashore at these ports, or may need to undergo additional testing if they wish to go ashore.

  • If I lost my original vaccination card, but am able to show electronic proof of vaccination on a government sponsored site/app, will that be accepted as proof of vaccination?

    Yes, if a guest can furnish proof from the government site or app, we will accept as proof of vaccination.

  • What if I or someone in my party is not able to receive a vaccine?

    We understand that receiving a COVID-19 vaccine may not be a possibility for some guests because of medical restrictions or other personal reasons. While we value each of our loyal guests, Azamara is responsible for the collective safety and wellbeing of all who sail aboard our vessels and therefore, at this time, we are unable to accommodate any guest who cannot be vaccinated. Azamara will continue to monitor recommendations by global public health experts.

  • What if I’m on a back to back voyage? When I debark the first leg of my voyage, would the testing requirement fulfill the second leg of the voyage?

    The same test that guests will have to undergo during debark will be valid for the next cruise as the embarking test.

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WHAT TO EXPECT ON BOARDING DAY

Please wear your face mask at all times during the boarding process and maintain social distancing.

 

TESTING & SCREENING REQUIREMENTS

Pre-Arrival Testing

  • Country Entry: Be sure to look into local health authority or government travel advice regarding any requirements for the country/port of embarkation, as well as requirements for the return to your own home country. For more information, please check travel requirements by visiting the U.S. Department of State.

Terminal Screening

  • All guests will be required to present a negative SARS-CoV-2 test prior to boarding. A negative PCR test is accepted when completed up to three days before boarding. For those guests who do not have a negative COVID-19 test available, testing is available during embarkation for $59 USD in the terminal or on the boarding deck.
  • Boarding will be denied to those guests who cannot provide a negative COVID-19 test.   
  • All guest documents, including the pre-arrival Health Questionnaire and negative SARS-CoV-2 test result, will be verified and processed.
  • Additionally, proof of vaccination will also be verified and processed.

ALL GUESTS

All guests must take an Antigen test to board the ship. The wait time for results will take up to 15 minutes.

 

ARRIVAL TIME

For the best boarding experience, please make sure to check-in online only before your voyage and arrive only during your scheduled time.

 

WELLNESS SCREENING

At the terminal, you will complete a simple Health Questionnaire. If you are feeling flu-like symptoms, a second screening will be administered.

 

 

CHECK-IN AT PIER

Proceed to check in.

 

BOARDWAY

Proceed to the gangway to board the ship.

 

FAQs

  • When can I check-in for my cruise?

    The health and safety of our guests, crew, and the communities in which we operate are our top priority. We are guided by the recommendations of our Healthy Sail Panel and the requirements of countries where we sail. We will provide clear communication about what you need to know for your cruise in advance of your sail date, including check in dates, health and safety information, and the shore excursions available for your cruise. Our cruise check-in window opens closer to your sailing date, which differs from our traditional check-in timeline.

  • What is the definition of a traveling party?

    The term "traveling party" can include guests traveling in the same stateroom or reservation; guests traveling in multiple staterooms or as part of multiple reservations; as well as guests we determine to be legally or socially related or proximate in any way, at any time prior to or during the voyage, for any duration of time. It is important to note that contact tracing may deem you or someone in your traveling party a "close contact" of another guest if you were within 6 feet of someone infected with COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes in one day). If you are found to meet this contact threshold, certain actions may be required for your safety and the safety of your fellow guests.

    When it’s time to check in, it’s recommended guests check in using our website up to 48 hours before sailing. Azamara requires guests to be checked in no later than 60 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing time. Guests arriving late will not be permitted to sail.

    When you check-in at the terminal, show your Xpress Pass to the terminal agent to scan and complete the check-in process.

  • If I'm denied boarding at the pier or arrive late, can I board the ship at the next port?

    No, due to the specific boarding day processes required to evaluate the health of everyone onboard, we cannot have guests join the cruise downline once the sailing has embarked.

  • Am I able to get off of the ship once I’ve boarded to explore the city, as long as I return before the boarding time closes?

    No, once a guest boards the ship they may not disembark. We require all guests to remain onboard.

  • Does Azamara accept certificates of recovery in lieu of a vaccine?

    Azamara will not accept Certificates of Recovery in lieu of a vaccine.  

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Onboard Experience

Guest Safety Briefing

This new briefing streamlines the traditional safety briefing process, making the key elements of the emergency drill available on a more personal basis. As soon as you arrive onboard, you will be escorted directly to your muster/assembly station, where a member of the ship’s team will go over the safety information in person, including what to expect, where to go in case of an emergency, and how to properly use a life jacket.

 

Key-in-Room

Keys will be waiting in your stateroom for convenience and quick access.

 

Mask Policy

Effective for all sailings, masks are recommended but are not required while indoors. Masks may be required in ports of call depending on local governments mandates.

For some sailings, masks may continue to be required indoors when physical distancing isn’t possible, including public areas, terminals, during shore excursions and in ports of call based on local government regulations. The ship’s staff will make you aware when and where face coverings are required.
 
We will continue to update our mask policy as protocols evolve and change.

 

 

 

FAQs

  • Will I be required to wear a mask while onboard and when going ashore?

    Effective for all sailings from U.S. ports, masks are recommended but are not required while indoors. Masks may be required in ports of call depending on local governments mandates.

    For all other non-U.S. sailings departing outside of the U.S., masks will continue to be required indoors when physical distancing isn’t possible, including public areas, terminals, during shore excursions and in ports of call based on local government regulations. You will not be required to wear a mask in staterooms, while dining, or in outdoor spaces when physical distancing is possible.

    We will continue to update our mask policy as protocols evolve and change.

  • Where and when will physical distancing be required on board? How will this be enforced?

    Physical distancing should be practiced throughout your vacation, from the moment you arrive at the terminal until you return home— allowing at least 6 feet (2 meters) of space between guests who are not in the same traveling party. Seating in public spaces such as dining venues, theatres and pool decks will be spread out, and elevators will be limited to no more than four guests or one travel party at a time.

  • Are there any experiences or venues that are closed?

    Almost all of our onboard venues or experiences will be operating. You may notice protocols in place for your health and safety. Signage will be posted at venues and experiences to guide you.

  • Are reservations required for dining, and will there be limits on party sizes at your restaurants?

    All your favorite restaurants you've been craving will be waiting for you onboard— though some changes have been made for your safety. Reservations are recommended for all dining venues and can be made once onboard. Restaurant seating will be arranged to allow for physical distancing, so guests can eat and drink without face masks while seated, and tables and chairs will be sanitized regularly. Buffets will now be served by crew rather than self-service, and more covered or wrapped grab-and-go items will be made available for your convenience around the ship.  We’re continually monitoring public health guidelines and will modify policies as new information becomes available and standards evolve.

  • Where will I be isolated if I test positive?

    Guests who test positive for COVID-19 (both symptomatic and asymptomatic) will move to isolation staterooms that are closer to the Medical Center and will enjoy complimentary amenities like Wi-Fi and room service, along with regular visits or tele-consultations with medical staff to monitor their wellness. 

  • If my itinerary changes from a port day to a sea day while I’m onboard, will I receive compensation or a Future Cruise Credit? Will port charges for ports that are cancelled be refunded?

    Azamara always strives to operate its itineraries as published. If local regulations or other operational issues require us to substitute a port we will do so.  If we are unable to substitute a port we will evaluate whether other steps should be taken. 

  • What is Azamara’s contact tracing process?

    Due to the small size of our ships, contact tracing is done based on interviews and CCTV footage. Guests who have been identified as a close contract will be contacted for further monitoring and testing.  

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Getting Off the Ship

  • Guests are invited to go ashore independently in the United States.
  • Azamara strongly encourages all guests to only visit the United States on an Azamara-sponsored excursion, as the tour operators must comply with Azamara's health and safety protocols.
  • Proof of Vaccination in not required while ashore.
  • Azamara has suspended shuttle services in the United States and encourages guests to only go ashore on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion.
  • Parties traveling with anyone who is not fully vaccinated may only go ashore on a private Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, curated especially for you with the same considerations to health and safety as we employ on board. These excursions would not permit free time to explore or a chance to meet locals.
  • Masks must be worn by guests at all times while indoors and in closed spaces.
  • Physical distancing of two meters (6 feet) is suggested.
  • We ask that you sanitize your hands frequently during any tour. You can be assured tour staff have passed a daily wellness check and any vehicles or devices have been thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival. If guests are exploring independently, we suggest you follow these same protocols, wherever possible.

If the United States local government, or local conditions require a change to any of the above, we will notify you on board.

We encourage guests to visit the United States on an Azamara-sponsored shore excursion, not only because the tour operator adheres to some of the most stringent requirements in travel, but because it is the most immersive way to experience a destination—with peace of mind. We have adopted many new measures to keep our guests healthy onboard and we want all our guests to have a similar experience when ashore.

 

 

FAQs

  • How do you decide if it is safe for the ship to visit a destination?

    We will continuously monitor ports of call on our itineraries, with the intent to minimize the risk to our guests, our crew, and the communities we visit. We will make a determination based on several prerequisites, including the prevalence of COVID-19, local community vaccination rates, and access to vaccinations at those destinations.

  • Will I be required to purchase an Azamara shore excursion while visiting ports of call?

    We strongly recommend you book an Azamara Shore Excursion that operates with the same health protocols we employ onboard for your peace of mind. We have also suspended our shuttle service. In some destinations where either local authorities or current conditions require, you will need to purchase an Azamara tour to go ashore. Both group and private experiences are available. Don’t see what you like? Our Destination Insiders can craft a personalized excursion just for you that adopts the same protocols for a healthy ashore visit.

    Views on independent exploration by international visitors vary by country and by port of call and can change on short notice. All port specific information will be provided during your journey by the onboard crew. ​

  • What is the shore excursion policy if anyone in the traveling party is unvaccinated?

    All guests 12 years and older are required to be vaccinated.

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Debark Testing

Most countries do not require COVID-19 testing prior to disembarkation from the ship. If a negative test is required for disembarkation, your ship’s staff will provide you with details.

DEBARK TESTING

  • Debark testing will be conducted on board by our medical staff prior to debarkation, and can be easily scheduled onboard at a charge.
  • If staying longer, please be sure to follow any retesting guidelines based on your length of stay.

 

FAQs

  • Currently, the U.S. and Canada requires proof of a negative COVID-19 test result for those arriving by international air. Will Azamara administer the required re-entry test?

    We are continually evaluating sailing protocols and will make updates as government requirements, Healthy Sail Panel guidance, and public health standards evolve. Booked guests will be advised of the latest requirements closer to their date of departure.

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