Windstar Cruises to Drop COVID-19 Vaccine Requirementby Dori Saltzman /
Starting June 1, 2023, cruisers will no longer need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to sail with Windstar Cruises.
"We've invested in and improved our health and safety processes, including upgrading the HVAC systems on all of our ships, which has led to a cleaner and safer environment onboard," said Windstar Cruises president Christopher Prelog. "When combined with the widespread availability of vaccines and medical treatments, the risk factors are considerably lower now, giving us the confidence to lift the requirement. We've learned much over the past few years and will continue to follow the policies of each country we visit…"
Windstar will continue to carry diagnostic tests on board for guests and remains committed to onboard cleanliness and sanitation measures, including accessible and well-stocked handwashing stations plus sanitizer dispensers.
Additionally, crew are still required to be vaccinated and to test upon their first arrival to work, during their first week, and as needed moving forward.