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Correct as of February 8, 2023

Set sail for new adventures and create wonderful vacation memories.

On board, you’ll find everything that makes a Cunard voyage the perfect escape. From restaurants and bars serving the finest cocktails and dining at sea, to live theater, 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.

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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.


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 you review the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance prior to making travel arrangements. This can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html.

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

  • Supplementary oxygen (via tank or cylinder) or require haemodialysis. Guests requiring oxygen via concentrator, those who utilise mechanical ventilatory support (other than overnight CPAP for sleep apnoea) and those requiring peritoneal dialysis may be accepted to travel subject to 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. To put your mind at ease, we’ve updated our policies so you can book your next vacation with reassurance.

Travel insurance

It is encouraged for all US guests to have suitable travel insurance when cruising with us.

Help protect your travel plans from the unexpected with CunardCare®, including medical, emergency medical transportation, baggage/personal effects, trip and bag delay benefits. Cancelation Fee Waiver Program: Non-insurance feature provided by Cunard.

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.