Vaccination and Testing Requirements
Azamara will require all guests 18 and older to be fully vaccinated no later than 14 days prior to departure. Both doses will be required or approved single-dose vaccines. Vaccines must be accepted by the World Health Organization and guests will be required to show verified documentation at check-in which can include the NHS app or vaccine card.
Covid-19 testing may be required as per guidance from the local Ministry of Health. More information will be sent closer to your sail date. Guests will also have their temperature taken on embarkation day and will be required to have filled out a pre-arrival Health Questionnaire.
Further detail around requirements specific to your cruise will be provided to you prior to departure.
As Azamara returns to sailing there will be fewer guests onboard to ensure that social distancing can be maintained.
All guests and crew will be required to wear face masks when social distancing isn’t possible including indoor public areas, terminals and during shore excursions. Guests will not be required to wear masks in their staterooms, while dining in restaurants or in outdoor areas where social distancing can be maintained.
Going ashore independently for international guests may vary from destination to destination, and Azamar encourages guests to explore on one of their curated shore excursions, whether that be a small group experience or a private one.
What will the dining experience be like?
Azamara restaurants will be open, but some changes may be in place. Reservations are recommended and can be done onboard, while the layout will be adapted to allow for social distancing. In addition, buffets will be served by crew rather than self service. Room service will be available with contactless delivery.
What services will be available for Suite guests?
From priority boarding to upgraded bathroom amenities, guests staying in an Azamara Suite can expect the same services as always.
Pre-Arrival Testing - Country Entry: Travelers must provide evidence of a negative result from a PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 that has been conducted within the 72-hour period before your arrival time in Greece. Proof of a negative test is not required however for all travelers that have completed their vaccination (i.e., 14 days have elapsed since the last vaccination, depending on the doses required) and hold a vaccination certificate.
Early Country Entry: If visiting Greece earlier, be sure to comply with the 72-hour time period or a second test may be required prior to boarding.
Boarding the Ship in Greece: An additional SARS-CoV-2 rapid test will be conducted upon arrival for guests 2 years of age or older.
Terminal Screening - All guests above the age of 2 will be required to complete a SARS-CoV-2 Rapid (antigen) test prior to boarding. Azamara will provide tests at the pier and will ensure all guests are pre-registered upon arrival for the test. Results will be provided via email.
All guest documents, including the pre-arrival Health Questionnaire and a recent negative SARS-CoV-2 rapid polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test result, will be verified and processed.
Additionally, proof of vaccination will also be verified and processed.
DEBARK TESTING - Debark testing will be conducted on board by our medical staff prior to debarkation, and can be easily scheduled onboard. If staying in Greece longer, please be sure to follow any retesting guidelines based on your length of stay.
Going Ashore & Excursions
Cruises from Athens visiting Athens, Mykonos, Heraklion, Santorini, Rhodes, and Cyprus will be able to go ashore either on an Azamara shore excursion or independently, at their leisure. All guests must follow local health and safety requirements.
Going Ashore in Italy - At present, Italy mandates that fully vaccinated guests can go ashore on an Azamara shore excursion only. Azamara offer a variety of curated small-group and private excursions that comply with Azamara's health and safety measures.
Azamara will require all guests 12 and older and crew to be fully vaccinated no later than 14 days prior to departure. Both doses will be required or approved single-dose vaccines. Vaccines must be accepted by the World Health Organization and guests will be required to show verified documentation at check-in. Verified documentation should be in the form of the original vaccination record document issued by either (1) the country’s health authority that administered the vaccination (e.g., U.S. CDC’s Vaccination Record Card) or (2) the guest’s medical provider that administered the vaccination.