It’s important to remember to bring all your documents so that there are no issues at embarkation and you’re able to sail.
For most voyages, guests simply upload their proof of vaccination into our MedallionClass® app while getting OceanReady with no testing requirement. Guests must have received their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before the beginning of the cruise. Boosters are highly recommended for those eligible.
On voyages where self-testing is accepted, guests must upload a photo of their negative self-test while they are in the process of getting OceanReady®. Guests should write their name and test date on a piece of paper, place the negative test on the paper, and take a photograph of this on a mobile device. Please be prepared to show the image, if required.
Princess also offers Enhanced Guideline voyages that have their own vaccination and testing requirements for guests. Guests on these types of voyages will be contacted directly by an Ocean Navigator to assist.
You should also complete your health questionnaire using the MedallionClass app within 24 hours before you embark the ship. We’ll confirm your answers when you arrive at the port. The information provided on the health declaration will be subject to the Princess Cruises Privacy Notice and shared only as needed with Princess personnel, third parties or local health authorities as part of screening and embarkation-related health protocols.
Guests are also required to bring all necessary travel documents, such as passports (with a minimum of six-months validity after your date of return), visas, proof of citizenship, re-entry permits or minor's permissions. Requirements may vary based on nationality and updated frequently. Other recommended sources for protocols are official websites and apps developed by government agencies and tourism ministries.
We’re working closely with health authorities to manage updates as policies evolve and will advise booked guests of any changes as they occur.
Guests can submit digital or paper records, or QR codes, showing the vaccine type, the date of each vaccine dose administered, the individual’s name and date of birth or other identifier.
For UK guests, please note that the record card that is given out at the time of vaccination will not be accepted as proof of your vaccination status. Proof of vaccination can be printed or a digital format (a screenshot is fine) and must be an official certificate of vaccine status issued by your local health authority (e.g. NHS England).