Which Cruise Lines Require Masks?

As the health situation evolves, cruise lines are always adjusting their health and safety policies — including whether guests need to wear masks onboard.

Here, we go over the major cruise lines in the U.S. and tell you which ones are currently requiring face coverings onboard.

This article was originally published in February 2022. It was most recently updated and republished on June 17, 2022.

Azamara

Policy: Masks are not required onboard.

Details: Azamara’s latest mask policy.

Carnival Cruise Line

Policy: Masks are not required onboard, except in the medical center.

Details: Carnival’s latest mask policy.

Celebrity Cruises

Policy: Masks are not required onboard.

Details: Celebrity’s latest mask policy.

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Celebrity Silhouette (Photo courtesy of Celebrity Cruises)

Cunard

Policy: Masks are not required onboard, except in the medical center.

Details: Cunard’s latest mask policy.

Disney Cruise Line

Policy: Masks are not required onboard, except for in a few select indoor locations. Kids two to five years old will still be required to wear masks in the kids’ club spaces and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.

Details: Disney’s latest mask policy.

Holland America Line

Policy: In general, masks are not required onboard. On Alaska voyages between Whittier and Vancouver, they are required on the ship when indoors.

Details: Holland America’s latest mask policy.

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MSC Cruises

Policy: Masks are not required onboard.

Details: MSC’s latest mask policy.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Policy: In general, masks are not required onboard. On voyages that visit Greece or Italy, they are required on the ship when indoors.

Details: Norwegian’s latest mask policy.

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Norwegian Epic (Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line)

Oceania Cruises

Policy: In general, masks are not required onboard. On voyages that visit Greece or Italy, they are required on the ship when indoors.

Details: Oceania’s latest mask policy.

Princess Cruises

Policy: In general, masks are not required onboard. On Alaska voyages between Whittier and Vancouver, they are required on the ship when indoors.

Details: Princess’ latest mask policy.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Policy: In general, masks are not required onboard. On voyages that visit Greece or Italy, they are required on the ship when indoors.

Details: Regent’s latest mask policy.

Royal Caribbean

Policy: In general, masks are not required onboard. On sailings departing Singapore, masks are mandatory on the ship when indoors.

Details: Royal Caribbean’s latest mask policy.

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Odyssey of the Seas (Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean)

Seabourn

Policy: In general, masks are not required onboard except in the medical center. On sailings that visit Greece, they are required on the ship when indoors.

Details: Seabourn’s latest mask policy.

Viking

Policy: Masks are not required onboard.

Details: Viking’s latest mask policy.

Virgin Voyages

Policy: Masks are not required onboard.

Details: Virgin’s latest mask policy.

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