UnCruise Adventures will remove pre-cruise COVID-19 testing requirements
As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease around the world and even in the cruise industry, UnCruise Adventures has revealed plans to remove pre-departure testing requirements for passengers this month.
According to an email obtained by Cruise Critic this week, the Seattle-based small-ship adventure cruise line will become the first to eliminate pre-cruise testing requirements beginning Friday, March 25.
UnCruise reportedly cited falling COVID-19 transmission rates and reduced mask requirements nationwide for updated protocols.
“Safety is always of the utmost importance, and due to the close surroundings of a small ship cruising experience, we will continue to require all crew and guests to be fully immunized, including injections of reminder,” the email reads, according to Cruise Critic.
UnCruise is unique in that it operates intimate ships carrying far fewer than the 250 passengers needed to qualify under the CDC’s COVID-19 program for cruise ships. Nonetheless, things appear to be headed in the right direction as the agency downgraded its COVID-19 travel health advisory for cruise ships to Level 2 or “moderate” risk earlier this week.