Originally slated to end on January 17th, Omicron has forced this decision to leave testing in place.
In an email and letter sent to booked guests NCL has reversed its decision to eliminate pre-cruise testing at the pier. The message from NCL stated that “due to the evolving health environment surrounding COVID-19, we have determined it will be best to continue the practice of administering COVID-19 antigen tests to all guests at embarkation.”
The advisory from the company also said that Norwegian Cruise Line strongly encourages guests to take a PCR test within four days prior to sailing as an added precaution, or an antigen test if a PCR one isn’t readily available — but it’s not required.
Norwegian will require that all passengers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks prior to departure and on Friday the line also added a masking policy for guests while in indoor public areas unless eating or drinking.