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.

To keep you informed with the latest information, we’ve gathered the current masking requirements for each of the major cruise lines as of March 3, 2022. As things change, we will update this article.

Azamara

Policy: Unless eating or drinking, passengers must wear a mask in indoor public areas.

Details: Azamara’s latest mask policy.

Carnival Cruise Line

Policy: Passengers ages two and up must wear a mask in indoor public areas, unless eating or drinking. Effective March 1, 2022, mask-wearing will be recommended, but not mandatory. Masks may still be required for certain venues or events.

Details: Carnival’s latest mask policy.

Celebrity Cruises

Policy: Masks are not required onboard for vaccinated guests. They are required for unvaccinated guests under 12 in indoor public areas unless eating or drinking.

Details: Celebrity’s latest mask policy.

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Celebrity Silhouette (Photo courtesy of Celebrity Cruises)

Cunard

Policy: Unless eating or drinking, passengers must wear a mask in indoor public areas.

Details: Cunard’s latest mask policy.

Disney Cruise Line

Policy: For sailings from the United States beginning March 11, masks will not be required in most indoor locations on Disney Cruise Line’s ships. 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: Unless eating or drinking, passengers must wear a mask in indoor public areas. Effective March 1, 2022, mask-wearing will be recommended, but not mandatory. Masks may still be required for certain venues or events.

Details: Holland America’s latest mask policy.

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MSC Cruises

Policy: Through April 22, fully vaccinated guests must wear masks unless they are in venues designated for vaccinated guests only, including select bars, lounges, restaurants, shows, the casino, the spa thermal area, or during activities geared towards those who are vaccinated. Unvaccinated kids from 3 to 11 years old must wear masks indoors.

Starting April 23, fully vaccinated guests will not be required to wear masks anywhere on board. Unvaccinated three and four year olds must wear masks indoors.

Details: MSC’s latest mask policy.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Policy: As of March 1, 2022, Norwegian Cruise Line passengers are not required to wear a mask anywhere on the ship.

Details: Norwegian’s latest mask policy.

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Norwegian Epic (Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line)

Oceania Cruises

Policy: As of March 1, 2022, Oceania Cruises passengers are not required to wear a mask anywhere on the ship.

Details: Oceania’s latest mask policy.

Princess Cruises

Policy: Unless eating or drinking, passengers must wear a mask in indoor public areas. Effective March 1, 2022, mask-wearing will be recommended, but not mandatory. Masks may still be required for certain venues or events.

Details: Princess’ latest mask policy.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Policy: As of March 1, 2022, Regent Seven Seas Cruises passengers are not required to wear a mask anywhere on the ship.

Details: Regent’s latest mask policy.

Royal Caribbean

Policy: Masks are not required onboard for vaccinated guests. They are required for unvaccinated guests under 12 in indoor public areas unless eating or drinking. They’re also required for all kids two and older (regardless of vaccination status) in the Adventure Ocean kids’ program.

Details: Royal Caribbean’s latest mask policy.

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Odyssey of the Seas (Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean)

Seabourn

Policy: Unless eating or drinking, passengers must wear a mask in indoor public areas. Effective March 1, 2022, mask-wearing will be recommended, but not mandatory. Masks may still be required for certain venues or events.

Details: Seabourn’s latest mask policy.

Viking

Policy: Unless eating or drinking, passengers must wear a mask in indoor public areas.

Details: Viking’s latest mask policy.

Virgin Voyages

Policy: As of February 28, 2022, Virgin Voyages passengers are not required to wear a mask anywhere on the ship.

Details: Virgin’s latest mask policy.

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