Accepted Tests for Guests Sailing from U.S. Ports including San Juan, Puerto Rico
Below are details about which tests are accepted to board the ship. The type of test you need for your cruise, as well as the testing window, can vary depending on your vaccination status. If you are unclear on test requirements for your cruise, visit our main COVID-19 testing FAQ to learn more.
Accepted Types of Tests and Results
Tests We Do Not Accept
More on Abbott Brand Tests
We get a lot of questions about Abbott tests, the most commonly available COVID-19 test brand. Here’s what’s accepted.
Where to Get Your Test
COVID-19 testing is very common nowadays. Most local pharmacy chains offer it, and most county or state websites can help you find a local public testing site. You can also go to a doctor’s office, diagnostic lab, or telehealth provider to get your test. For sailings that require a pre-cruise test, you will be asked to take the test no more than 2 to 3 days before your sail date, depending on your age and vaccination status. Learn more about how to calculate which days you can take your test.
Make sure that your selected test provider can provide you a valid results document in time for your travel.
Providing Your Results On Boarding Day
You will present your negative test result at the terminal upon boarding. Print out your result if possible for easy access, as you may need to present it at various points. We will also accept a valid results document presented on your phone.
If you get a positive test result on your pre-cruise test, please call us at 1-800-256-6649 so we can rework your cruise plans.
Accepted Tests for Guests Sailings from Bridgetown, Barbados
Barbados requires a negative PCR COVID-19 test result for all travelers age 5 and older to fly into the island, regardless of vaccination status. The test must be an RT-PCR test taken within the 3 days before the day you fly into the country or a rapid PCR test taken within 1 day before you fly into the country. Antigen tests are not accepted, and nor are antibody tests.
Barbados does not accept telehealth home test kits for the entry test, even if the test is supervised by a live telehealth professional. No self testing method is accepted.