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Correct as of 8 February 2023.

Set sail for new adventures and create wonderful holiday memories once again.

On board, you’ll find everything that makes a Cunard holiday the perfect escape. From restaurants and bars serving the finest cocktails and dining at sea, to live theatre, relaxing spas and irresistible pools. To help you to relax and enjoy the experience, we’ve introduced a few simple protocols to protect our guests and crew, but we’ve worked hard to make these easy to adjust to.

We’d like to remind you that it's important to stay up to date with the latest health and well-being policies and protocols for your voyage, in addition to the latest travel requirements. It is your responsibility to organise and complete all documentation and testing requirements, therefore please ensure you are aware of, and compliant with, the latest guidance for travelling to and/or from your port of embarkation and return home. The guidance may change with little warning.

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Enhanced well-being measures at a glance

To help you to feel comfortable throughout your voyage, we’ve introduced enhanced health and well-being measures to protect everyone on board. These include:

  • A vaccination and testing policy for all guests and crew.
  • Health screening at the cruise terminal.
  • Enhanced on-board ventilation systems to improve and increase filtration and fresh air.
  • High levels of cleanliness and enhanced sanitation.
  • Plans in place to manage your medical needs, including isolation and quarantine (should this be required).


Our enhanced well-being measures can evolve as we work with experts and government bodies to respond to the latest advice, but rest assured our focus is always to protect the health and well-being of our guests, crew, and the communities we visit.

Vaccine and testing policy

For more information on our vaccine and testing policy, please visit our vaccine and testing policy page.

Pre-existing medical conditions

It is understood that those with certain pre-existing medical requirements or of a certain age may experience more severe symptoms should they contract Covid-19 (coronavirus). We strongly recommend that guests review the UK Government guidance prior to making travel arrangements. This can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept guests who have the following medical requirements:

  • Supplementary oxygen (via tank or cylinder) or haemodialysis. Guests who use overnight CPAP for sleep apnoea, will be able to travel, however guests requiring oxygen via concentrator, mechanical ventilatory support or peritoneal dialysis, may only be accepted to travel with prior confirmation from our medical team.
  • Within the 7 days prior to the voyage:
    • Have been unwell with confirmed or suspected Covid-19.

Working with Bureau Veritas

In line with Chamber of Shipping guidance, our ships have achieved external validation of their health and well-being protocols from Bureau Veritas (BV), a world leader in testing, inspection and certification.

Book with confidence

We know how quickly things can change when it comes to travel. Rest assured that your money and holiday are in safe hands with ABTA and ATOL protection.

Travel insurance

It is mandatory for all UK guests to have suitable travel insurance cover in order to cruise with us.

Find out more about choosing the right level of cover, and about our insurance partners Holiday Extras, on our travel insurance page.

Your Cunard experience

While certain voyages, including those with longer or more complex itineraries have enhanced protocols to protect your well-being, rest assured. You’ll still be free to do as much or as little as you please each day, just as you’d expect. Our entertainment venues, restaurants, and bars will be open, and we’ve even introduced advanced booking and virtual queues to give you more flexibility over when and where you eat. Discover more in the sections below.