Cruising with Carnival is easy! Vaccines and testing are not required for most cruises. Read on for details.
Guests sailing from Australia, please visit the Australia Have
Fun. Be Safe. page for protocols specific to those cruises.
VACCINATION GUIDELINES & TESTING REQUIREMENTS
Cruises of 15 nights or less:
Although vaccines are not required, we encourage all guests 5 years of age and older to be up to
date with their COVID-19 vaccines, when eligible, and carry proof of vaccination. Guests are
considered fully vaccinated if they have received their final dose of an approved COVID-19
vaccine or the appropriate booster at least 14 days prior to the sailing day (not counting
Although not required for either vaccinated or unvaccinated guests, we encourage all guests 5
years and older to take a pre-cruise COVID-19 test within three days of their cruise.
Cruises of 16 nights or more (excluding Carnival Spirit’s September 19, 2023 voyage noted below):
All guests, 18 years of age and older, may be required to present proof of vaccination
(including a booster if they are more than 6 months past the last dose of their initial vaccine
Guest may also be required to present the negative results of a COVID-19 test taken prior to
Carnival Spirit - September 19, 2023: This sailing does not
require proof of vaccination, vaccine exemption or testing. However, we encourage all guests to
follow the vaccination and testing guidance outlined above.
Carnival Luminosa - 9/14/2023: Please check back for an update on vaccination and
testing requirements for this voyage. Vaccine exemptions may be required for this sailing.
Have questions? Check out our Have Fun. Be Safe. FAQs.