Windstar Cruises is eliminating pre-cruise COVID-19 tests

Windstar Cruises has refined its COVID-19 protocols and procedures and will no longer require pre-cruise COVID-19 testing for boarding guests, the statement said, unless required by one of the countries on the planned routes.

These changes will take effect for cruises departing on or after September 6, 2022.

Windstar said it will continue to require all guests to be fully vaccinated and show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination.

The exception to this new testing procedure is that Windstar must comply with the local rules and regulations of all countries it visits, and currently, Canada, Greece, Australia, and New Zealand (subject to change) still require pre-testing for COVID-19 before boarding any which ship in its waters.

“Safety and well-being are our first concerns, and these new procedures will simplify the process of sailing with us on a fully vaccinated ship,” said Chris Prelog, president of Windstar Cruises.