UnCruise Becomes the First Cruise Line to Drop Pre-Cruise Testing Requirements | CruiseCritic
Small-ship expedition cruise line UnCruise Adventures announced yesterday that it will no longer require passengers to take pre-cruise COVID-19 tests before sailing, effective from March 25, 2022. The American-owned company also stated that their ships will encourage guests to wear masks while on board but will no longer require them.
Cruise Critic was given notice of the line's updated COVID-19 policies via email last night. UnCruise stated decreased COVID-19 transmission rates across the U.S. and the dissolving mask mandates around the country as an impetus for the new update to their pre-cruise testing and masking policies.
"Safety is still of the utmost importance, and due to the close environs of a small ship cruising experience, we will continue to require all crew and guests to be fully vaccinated, including booster shots," the email said. The email went on to note that "should future evolution of the disease cause governmental and CDC requirements to increase again, UnCruise would follow suit."