Carnival Cruise Line requires passenger vaccinations

Carnival Cruise Line is the latest company to modify its vaccination protocols in order to meet destination requirements. Last week, the Bahamas ordered that all passengers aboard cruise ships visiting Bahamian ports have to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
From August 28 to October, children aged 12 and older and adults who have a medical condition that prevents them from getting vaccinated are exempted from sailing requirements. Carnival stated that guests will need to prove their vaccination status and provide proof of a negative Covid-19 antigen or PCR test.

Carnival has already met the CDC thresholds of 95% vaccinated cruises and allowed a few exceptions for children younger than 12 years old and adults who are unable or unwilling to be vaccinated.

Royal Caribbean International, MSC Cruises and Royal Caribbean International both modified their vaccination policies last week after the Bahamas changed its policy. Both lines have their own islands in the Bahamas.