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Summer 2021 Cruises

Many cruise lines have released summer cruises for this year, either UK coastal cruises or Mediterranean fly-cruises. These feature sailings either departing from the UK and visiting UK coastlines across the British Isles and neighbouring countries, or fly-cruises from multiple UK airports to Athens or Cyprus and sailings around the Eastern Mediterranean.

Who is sailing?

P&O Cruises: Offering a range of three- to seven-night sailings between the 27th June to 18th September aboard Iona and Britannia.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines: Offering a range of three- to seven-night sailings between 5th July to 24th August aboard Balmoral, Borealis and Bolette.

Princess Cruises: Offering a range of three- to seven-night sailings between 31st July to 28th September aboard Sky Princess and Regal Princess.

MSC Cruises: Offering a range of British Isles sailings from 20th May.

Cunard: Offering a range of short sailings from July 2021 on-board Queen Elizabeth.

Royal Caribbean: Offering a range of seven-night Mediterranean fly-cruises from the 10th July through to October on-board Jewel of the Seas and UK coastal cruises aboard Anthem of the Seas for 4- to 8-nights.

Celebrity Cruises: Offering a range of six- to eight-night fly-cruises around the Greek Isles between the 19th June to 15th September aboard Celebrity Apex. as well as Celebrity Silhouette UK coastal cruises from Southampton between 3rd July to 29th October.

Norwegian Cruise Line: Offering a range of Mediterranean sailings from 25th July on-board Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Getaway or Norwegian Jade, as well as Caribbean cruises on-board Norwegian Joy or Norwegian Gem between 7th August to 10th October.

Saga Ocean: Offering five British Isles sailings between the 27th June to 29th July aboard Spirit of Discovery and Spirit of Adventure.

Virgin Voyages: Offering a range of three- to four-night Southern England sailings from the 6th August aboard Scarlet Lady.

Disney Cruise Line: Offering a range of two- to four-night sailings from the 15th July aboard Disney Magic.

Holland America Line: Offering a range of 7- to 14-night sailings in the Greek Isles from the 15th August aboard Eurodam.

See all summer 2021 cruises currently on sale here: https://www.cruise118.com/summer-2021-cruises/

Cruise Line Requirements & Protocols

As these sailings are operating this summer and are departing from the UK, the cruise lines have revealed passenger requirements for boarding and protocols to following while sailing.

Domestic UK Cruises

Domestic cruises depart from and return to UK ports. At this stage, domestic cruises will be able to operate with up to 1,000 people or 50% capacity, whichever is lower. The capacity limit applies to passengers only.

COVID-secure guidance will continue to apply as per each cruise line's specifications, including wearing masks, social distancing in specific areas and undergoing testing requirements either prior to getting on-board or during your sailing.

Please check that all guests in your party are able to meet these conditions before booking as failure to meet these requirements could result in your cruise being cancelled and in this event you would be liable for any cruise line cancellation charges. Cruise118.com do not accept liability in the event that any guest booked to travel is unable to meet these requirements. These requirements include:

P&O Cruises

P&O require all guests to meet the conditions below in order to travel on this cruise.

  • For all holidays departing from 25th September to 31st December 2021: All guests over 18 need to have had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccination a minimum of 14 days before travel. All guests aged 17 years or below will need to have completed their vaccination course a minimum of 14 days prior to sailing or will require a negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to travel. All guests will also require a negative COVID-19 test at the terminal. The PCR and COVID-19 test at the terminal will be provided on a complimentary basis. Failure to provide evidence of vaccination at the time of boarding will result in the denial of boarding. See the cruise line's vaccination policy here:https://www.pocruises.com/ultimate-escape#vaccination
  • For UK coastal cruises on-board Iona and Britannia departing from 8th July to 24th September 2021: All guests need to have had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccination a minimum of 14 days before travel, or 14 days if an approved single-dose vaccine. Pre-embarkation COVID-19 tests will be required at the terminal and will be complimentary in the price of your holiday. All guests, of all ages, must meet the requirements of the COVID-19 vaccination policy for these sailings.
  • All guests need to be permanent residents of the UK.
  • Travel insurance is mandatory and must include medical and repatriation cover of a minimum £2million that includes cover for emergency evacuations and medical expenses related to Covid-19. Insurance must cover cruise holidays. You can get a quote for travel insurance here. Proof of travel insurance may be required on boarding.
  • All guests will be required to wear a face mask in certain areas on board. If you are exempt from wearing a face mask you will not be permitted to travel.

See the cruise line's latest health and safety protocols here: https://www.pocruises.com/cruise-with-confidence/your-holiday-experience.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Line

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines require all guests to meet the conditions below in order to travel on this cruise.

  • All guests need to have had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccination a minimum of 7 days before travel. Failure to provide evidence of vaccination at the time of boarding will result in the denial of boarding.
  • All guests need to be permanent residents of the UK.
  • Travel insurance is mandatory and must include medical and repatriation cover that includes cover for emergency evacuations and medical expenses related to Covid-19. Insurance must cover cruise holidays. You can get a quote for travel insurance here. Proof of travel insurance may be required on boarding.
  • Anyone considered as 'extremely vulnerable' as defined by the NHS will need to discuss their requirements with Fred Olsen’s medical professionals before committing to booking. Unfortunately, anyone requiring supplementary oxygen, dialysis or medical ventilation support will not be able to travel at this time.

See the cruise line's latest health and safety protocols here: https://www.fredolsencruises.com/travel-confidence.

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises require all guests to meet the conditions below in order to travel on this cruise.

  • For all cruises departing Southampton from September 30 to November 3, 2021 on Regal Princess and October 5 to November 5, 2021 on Sky Princess:All guests 18 years or older need to have had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccination a minimum of 14 days before travel. Failure to provide evidence of vaccination at the time of boarding will result in the denial of boarding.
  • All guests 17 years or below need to have completed their vaccination course a minimum 14 days prior to sailing or will require a negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to travel.
  • For UK Summer Seacation departures on Regal Princess from July 31 through to September 23, 2021 and Sky Princess from August 30 through to September 28, 2021:All guests need to have had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccination a minimum of 7 days before travel (or 14 days prior to sailing if an approved single-dose vaccine) Failure to provide evidence of vaccination at the time of boarding will result in the denial of boarding.
  • All guests need to be permanent residents of the UK.
  • Travel insurance is mandatory and must include medical and repatriation cover of a minimum £2million that includes cover for emergency evacuations and medical expenses related to Covid-19. Insurance must cover cruise holidays. You can get a quote for travel insurance here. Proof of travel insurance may be required on boarding.
  • All guests will be required to wear a face mask in certain areas on board. If you are exempt from wearing a face mask you will not be permitted to travel.
  • . All guests will also require a negative COVID-19 test at the terminal. The PCR test and COVID-19 test at the terminal will be provided on a complimentary basis. This vaccination and testing policy will be reviewed on a regular basis as the global situation continues to evolve.

See the cruise line's latest health and safety protocols here: https://www.princess.com/plan/cruise-with-confidence/cruise-health/.

Cunard

Cunard require all guests to meet the conditions below in order to travel on this cruise.

  • All guests need to have had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccination a minimum of 7 days before travel. Failure to provide evidence of vaccination at the time of boarding will result in the denial of boarding. See the cruise line's vaccination policy here:https://www.cunard.com/en-gb/the-cunard-experience/sailing-with-confidence
  • All guests need to be permanent residents of the UK.
  • Travel insurance is mandatory and must include medical and repatriation cover of a minimum £2million that includes cover for emergency evacuations and medical expenses related to Covid-19. Insurance must cover cruise holidays. You can get a quote for travel insurance here. Proof of travel insurance may be required on boarding.
  • All guests will be required to wear a face mask in certain areas on board. If you are exempt from wearing a face mask you will not be permitted to travel.
  • All guests will be required to complete a Health Declaration form in order to travel.

See the cruise line's latest health and safety protocols here: https://www.cunard.com/en-gb/the-cunard-experience/sailing-with-confidence.

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises require all guests to meet the conditions below in order to travel on this cruise.

  • All guests need to be permanent residents of the UK.
  • All guests 18 or older need to have had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccination a minimum of 14 days before travel. Failure to provide evidence of vaccination at the time of boarding will result in the denial of boarding. Acceptable proof of vaccination is being finalised.
  • All guests are required to provide proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 to 24 hours before the time of sailing. PCR and antigen tests required will be at the expense of Celebrity Cruises.
  • All guests under 18 years of age must supply a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours and will also receive antigen tests at the beginning and end of the cruise.

See the cruise line's latest health and safety protocols here:  https://www.celebritycruises.com/gb/cruise-with-confidence.

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises require all guests to meet the conditions below in order to travel on this cruise.

  • All guests need to be permanent residents of the UK.
  • Guests will be considered “fully vaccinated” 14 days after receiving a full course of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. Guests who are fully vaccinated will be required to present evidence of this status prior to embarkation (i.e. NHS app, vaccination certificate or card). Failure to present evidence will result in refusal of embarkation.
  • All guests who are not fully vaccinated, specifically those who are under 18 years of age, who are medically exempt in relation to vaccination, who have not yet received their second vaccine dose, or who will be less than 14 days since their second dose at the time of departure of the cruise, will need to have taken a PCR (molecular) or antigen (lateral flow) test within the last 72 hours prior to arrival at the terminal for embarkation. Proof of a negative test result will be requested at the terminal and accepted evidence includes an email, SMS or a printed document. The test is not required for fully-vaccinated (any proof of vaccination needed) or under 2 years old guests.
  • All guests both vaccinated and unvaccinated, will need to undergo some Health and COVID 19 screenings including a COVID 19 swab test, a health questionnaire and a contactless temperature check, before boarding the ship.
  • All guests will be required to wear a face mask in certain areas on board. If you are exempt from wearing a face mask you will not be permitted to travel.
  • Travel insurance is mandatory and must include medical and repatriation cover. Proof of travel insurance may be required on boarding. Take a print out of your travel insurance documents with you on embarkation.

See the cruise line's latest health and safety protocols here:  https://www.msccruises.co.uk/health-and-safety-measures

Saga Ocean

Saga Ocean require all guests to meet the conditions below in order to travel on this cruise.

  • All guests need to have had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccination a minimum of 14 days before travel. Failure to provide evidence of vaccination at the time of boarding will result in the denial of boarding. See the cruise line's vaccination policy here: https://travel.saga.co.uk/cruises/ocean/cruise-return-to-service.aspx.
  • All guests will be required to wear a face mask in certain areas on board. If you are exempt from wearing a face mask you will not be permitted to travel.
  • All guests will be required to take a mandatory pre-departure test at home and in the terminal, alongside temperature checks and full medical screenings.

See the cruise line's latest health and safety protocols here: https://travel.saga.co.uk/cruises/ocean/cruise-return-to-service.aspx

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean require all guests to meet the conditions below in order to travel on this cruise.

  • All guests over 18 years of age need to have had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccination a minimum of 14 days before travel. Failure to provide evidence of vaccination at the time of boarding will result in the denial of boarding.
  • All guests need to be permanent residents of the UK.
  • All guests under 18 years of age must supply a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

See the cruise line's latest health and safety protocols here: https://www.royalcaribbean.com/gbr/en/healthy-cruising-panel

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line require all guests to meet the conditions below in order to travel on this cruise.

  • All guests need to have had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccination a minimum of 14 days before travel. Failure to provide evidence of vaccination at the time of boarding will result in the denial of boarding.
  • All guests will be required to take a COVID-19 antigen test, administered and paid for by the cruise line, prior to boarding and receive a negative result. In addition, a second COVID-19 antigen test will be administered prior to disembarkation.
  • All guests will be required to wear a face mask in certain areas on board. If you are exempt from wearing a face mask you will not be permitted to travel.

See the cruise line's latest health and safety protocols here: https://www.ncl.com/uk/en/sail-safe

Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages require all guests to meet the conditions below in order to travel on this cruise.

  • All guests need to be permanent residents of the UK. Non-UK passport holders may be required to provide their Biometic Residence Permit (BRP) to be checked at the terminal prior to boarding.
  • All guests over 18 years of age need to be fully vaccinated a minimum of 14 days before travel. Failure to provide evidence of vaccination at the time of boarding will result in the denial of boarding.
  • All guests will be required to wear a face mask in certain areas on board. If you are exempt from wearing a face mask you will not be permitted to travel.

See the cruise line's latest health and safety protocols here: https://www.virginvoyages.com/ahoy/stories/voyage-well

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line requires all guests to meet the conditions below in order to travel on this cruise.

  • All guests need to be permanent residents of the UK.
  • All guests over 18 years of age need to be fully vaccinated before travel. Failure to provide evidence of vaccination at the time of boarding will result in the denial of boarding.
  • There will be a number of health and safety measures including COVID-19 testing, health screening, face coverings, reduced guest capacity and physical distancing. You must follow all posted instructions while sailing with Disney Cruise Line.
  • All guests over 18 years of age need to be fully vaccinated before travel. Failure to provide evidence of vaccination at the time of boarding will result in the denial of boarding.
  • Guests under 18 years of age must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken between 5 days and 24 hours prior to the date you set sail.
  • All Guests, including those who have been vaccinated, are required to undergo an antigen COVID-19 rapid test administered by a third party in the terminal prior to boarding.

See the cruise line's latest health and safety protocols here: https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/cruises-destinations/overview/uk-magic-at-sea/

Holland America Line

Holland America Line requires all guests to meet the conditions below in order to travel on this cruise.

  • All guests need to be fully vaccinated a minimum of 14 days before travel. Failure to provide evidence of vaccination at the time of boarding will result in the denial of boarding.
  • Holland America Line guests will be required to comply with all health and safety protocols in place at the time of departure for travel to and from the ship, as well as all on-board protocols and procedures for visiting ports.
  • There will be a number of health and safety measures including health screenings, face mask requirements, physical distancing and capacity controls. You must follow all posted instructions while sailing with Holland America Line.

See the cruise line's latest health and safety protocols here: https://www.hollandamerica.com/en_US/news/coronavirus-travel-advisory/traveling-and-staying-healthy.html

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