The line has joined Royal Caribbean and Celebrity in adjusting their guidelines.
Carnival Cruise Line will begin accepting passengers with a mixed vaccination in the coming days and has made an update to its Have Fun. Be Safe protocols with new information. It comes as other cruise lines have done the same in anticipation of the U.S. reopening to international visitors in November 2021. The vaccine update from Carnival follows Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises that have also updated their protocols accordingly and expect guests with mixed vaccination. More cruise lines are set to follow in the coming days and weeks.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has given its go-ahead for the use of Moderna’s and Janssen’s COVID-19 vaccines as booster shots six months and two months, respectively, after their initial series as well as the approval of mixing and matching vaccines.
The announcement comes on the heels of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the same. There are now three COVID-19 vaccines that both agencies are allowing, with Pfizer–BioNTech’s vaccine being the first one.