Norwegian Cruise Line is considering having a rule where passengers must be vaccinated for COVID to board a cruise ship.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holding’s CEO Frank Del Rio said that they will require their crew members receive the vaccine before returning to work.
Their lawyers are also looking into whether it would be legal to require passengers to be vaccinated and carry an “immunity passport” with them. The cruise line will not make it a requirement unless it’s legal for them to do so.
Del Rio told Travel Weekly that they will need to build confidence for their guests so they know it will be safe to take a cruise.
The FDA approved of an emergency use for Pfizer’s vaccine last night and millions of doses will be shipped right away. It’s not known at this time exactly when the general public will be able to receive the vaccine.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings currently has all cruises on their three cruise lines canceled through the end of February. All cruises have been shut down on their lines since the middle of March.
The CDC lifted their No Sail Order at the end of October but will not allow cruise lines to sail until they approve of their new health and safety plans.