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More Small-Ship Cruise Lines Mandate COVID-19 Vaccination | Quirky Cruise

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Crystal and Swan Hellenic became the latest small-ship operators to mandate COVID-19 vaccination — in Crystal’s case, for passengers only, and in Swan’s case, for crew only.

This may be the start of a trend for small-ship operators. An expedition line told QuirkyCruise it’s planning to require vaccination but hasn’t announced that yet. And another company that draws many international clientele said it would like to mandate shots but is weighing the complexities in each market.


UnCruise Adventures, which is Alaska-bound this summer, isn’t initially mandating the shots though the company expects a high percentage of its customers will have had them. Plus, Alaska is among the leading states for vaccine dissemination, which should make it a safer destination to visit.

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