Cruise Lines Join Governors in Removing Mask Mandates

Oceania and Regent join NCL in adjusting mask policy.

NCL Holdings has announced that beginning March 1, there will no longer be a requirement to wear a mask on board any of their three lines. NCL controls the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania, and Regent Seven Seas.


While masks will not be required after March 1, they will be recommended by NCL. In a statement, the company said, "We recognize the added protections provided when wearing a face mask covering and recommend that all guests do so onboard when indoors, except when actively eating or drinking, or seated at a table in a dining setting, or when in their stateroom. Mask coverings are also recommended outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained or if required by local regulations when visiting ports of call."


Royal Caribbean cruise line is joining NCL to drop their mask requirement beginning February 15. Celebrity Cruises will also join their sister cruise line and adjust their mask policy.


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