According to Cruise Critic, Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise
Line and Royal Caribbean International have all revealed they would at
least temporarily require facial coverings in all indoor areas unless
eating or drinking.
Carnival Cruise Line officials said mask mandates would be
implemented for passengers on all sailings through the end of January
2022, but the requirements could be extended or expanded, depending on
the battle against the Omicron variant.
Norwegian Cruise Line has been quick to highlight its mask-free
policies due to all passengers being fully vaccinated, the recent surge
in coronavirus cases has forced the company to require facial coverings
for all customers and employees, unless eating or drinking.
are asking guests to wear masks onboard while indoors, except when
actively eating or drinking or when in their stateroom; wear masks
outdoors when social distancing is not possible; and adhere to local
regulations when visiting ports of call,” a Norwegian spokesperson told
Last week, Royal Caribbean announced that all passengers would be
required to wear masks indoors on all sailings through January 5, 2022,
regardless of vaccination status. The cruise line previously allowed
fully vaccinated guests to not use a mask in approved areas.
feel it prudent to temporarily add measures and require masks indoors
at all times, unless actively eating or drinking,” a Royal Caribbean
spokesperson told Cruise Critic. “This new update also applies to
vaccinated areas and venues. Guests booked on these sailings are being
reached out to and made aware of the change.”
Source: Travel Pulse