The latest update from Cunard, as of April 13th, 2022
Important update to our vaccination and testing policy.
The well being of everyone on board and in the destinations we visit is of paramount importance to us. As such, we need to inform you that we have updated our vaccination and testing policy, which will apply for your voyage, M233B, departing on 10/18/2022.
For all Queen Mary 2 departures from April 24, 2022 onwards, all Queen Elizabeth departures from May 30, 2022 onwards and all Queen Victoria departures from June 5, 2022 onwards, until further notice, all guests aged 12 years and over will need to be fully vaccinated* in order to travel with us. Children aged five to 11 years old must be fully vaccinated* or provide a valid negative Covid 19 test certificate at the ship’s terminal. Children aged four years and under are currently exempt from pre travel vaccination and testing policies.
Guests will need to present a valid negative Covid 19 test certificate at the ship’s terminal. All fully vaccinated* guests will also be required to show proof of their vaccination status at the terminal prior to boarding. For more information on acceptable proof of Covid-19 test results and vaccination status, please visit our website.
*The definition of “fully vaccinated” is having completed an approved (by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), European Medicines Agency (EMA) or the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL)) two-dose Covid 19 vaccination course, or the approved single-dose Janssen Covid 19 vaccine, at least 14 days prior to travel. If more than 270 days (calculated from the day of disembarkation from the voyage) have passed since the full completion of a vaccination course, then a booster vaccine will also be required and must be administered a minimum of seven days prior to embarkation. Regardless of the date, if you have already had a booster vaccination then you are eligible to travel.
We strongly recommend all guests to have booster vaccinations, at the earliest opportunity should they be available to them, in order to comply with evolving vaccine policies from the countries we visit.
Vaccination is required for our private group at Ahoy Vintage Cruises for the October crossing with Dandy Wellington.
For Dandy Wellington’s Fascinating Voyage, Ahoy will be adhering to the vaccination policy as listed by Cunard on April 13th, 2022. (See above.)
While COVID restrictions may continue to ease on Cunard between April and October, in order to participate in our private parties we are asking guests to be vaccinated.
It’s too early to say what will be required by Cunard next spring. Stay in touch for updates.
Shell Oil Junior, reporting for Ahoy Vintage Cruises.