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Margaritaville at Sea has dropped its pre-cruise COVID-19 testing requirement for vaccinated passengers following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) recent announcement that it had closed its COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships. It follows other cruise companies, including Virgin Voyages and Azamara, in lifting testing mandates.

Margaritaville at Sea ended its testing requirement for vaccinated guests on voyages starting on July 23, 2022, “making it quicker and easier than ever to escape to paradise,” said the company’s chief executive officer Oneil Khosa in a press release. “With the CDC’s removal of the pre-embarkation testing requirement, we are hopeful and pleased that the travel and cruising industries are sailing towards a new normal.” 

Unvaccinated passengers are still required to present a negative antigen COVID-19 test in advance of their journey, taken no more than a day proper to embarkation. Test results must be brought to the port on the day of departure. 

Passengers are still encouraged to take a COVID-19 test prior to departure. 

Margaritaville at Sea will continue to require all crew to be fully vaccinated and follow enhanced safety and hygiene protocols onboard.

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