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Norwegian Cruise Line and Sixthman are committed to your health and safety on board and your ability to vacation with confidence. Please read the current requirements and protocols below and contact us with any questions. Note these policies are subject to change.

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Your Safety

Enhanced Health & Safety Measures

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced the launch of its SailSAFE health and safety program on April 5, 2021. SailSAFE is founded on the following three pillars and supported by a comprehensive set of additional measures designed to create a uniquely safe vacation environment:

1) Safety for guests and crew with vaccination requirements, COVID-19 testing (when applicable) and enhanced health screening protocols

2) Safety aboard with medical-grade air filtration, increased sanitation measures and enhanced medical resources

3) Safety ashore through the collaboration with land-based tour operator partners to extend health and safety measures to each destination.

As protocols evolve and additional information becomes available, updates will be published at ncl.com/safe. Should Sixthman implement any additional or alternative safety protocol that may impact your vacation, we will notify all booked guests at the earliest opportunity.

Guests who have symptoms of COVID-19 while onboard should immediately contact the onboard medical center for further instruction. Complimentary onboard consultations and treatments are provided for respiratory illnesses as well as dedicated isolation accommodations should the need arise. Medical centers will be equipped to test for COVID-19 onboard and if a positive case is identified, contact tracing for that individual will begin immediately and occur at the same time as treatment.

We have also enhanced our onboard medical capabilities with additional staffing and enhanced facilities. This includes an increase in intensive care unit capacity, new and upgraded equipment, onshore medical institution partnerships, telemedicine capabilities and additional robust consultation and treatment options. Onboard medical centers are also abundantly stocked with common prescription medications, remedies, and virus-testing equipment as available.

 If a guest follows health and safety protocols and tests positive during their cruise, the Cruise Line will help coordinate necessary onboard COVID-19 related medical consultation, standard/common prescription drugs, and required land-based quarantine. The cruise line will cover all costs incurred for onboard medical consultation and standard/common prescription remedies.

Please note: Anti-viral Covid-19 therapeutics are readily available onboard and will be charged to the guests' account. While the Cruise Line will assist with arranging land-based quarantine accommodations if required, payment for all expenses incurred during any mandatory isolation period, including hotel stay, is the responsibility of the guest. We encourage all guests to file a claim with their travel insurance carrier for reimbursement inquiries. Norwegian Cruise Line will review reimbursement submissions in the event your insurance carrier denies the claim or you do not have travel insurance.

Vaccine Requirements

As the public health environment evolves, NCL and Sixthman have updated our protocols to welcome all guests to sail with us regardless of vaccination status* effective September 3, 2022.  As such, all guests ages 12 years and older, must provide proof of one of the following:

  1. Proof of completed series of one-dose or two-dose vaccination regimen.  Please visit www.ncl.com/sail-safe for a full list of accepted vaccines and additional information.  

OR

  1. Proof of a medically administered negative COVID-19 antigen or NAAT test (i.e., PCR) taken within three days of the embarkation date.

Guests 6 months to 11 years are welcome with no restrictions.  While we welcome unvaccinated guests ages 6 to 11, it is the responsibility of the guest to be aware of any local protocols and/or travel restrictions in place at the visiting destinations at the time of sailing. 

We strongly encourage all guests to visit www.ncl.com/sail-safe for all vaccination and testing requirements and www.ncl.com/travel-requirements-by-country for all country-specific requirements.

*Requirements may differ for sailings that visit ports in Greece, the Bahamas, or Bermuda, including but not limited to Chris Jericho's Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager at Sea, The Broadway Cruise, and Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean.*

Itineraries including Bermuda:

  • Guests under 2 years of age: no vaccination or testing requirements
  • Guests ages 2 through 11 years of age:
    • VACCINATED:
      • Travel Authorization required. Application fee: $40
      • Provide proof of one of the following:
        • COVID-19 NAAT test (PCR, LAMP or TMA) up to 4 days before embarkation
        • Supervised antigen up to 2 days before embarkation
    • UNVACCINATED:
      • Travel Authorization required. Application fee: $40
      • COVID-19 NAAT test up to 4 days before embarkation
      • Unvaccinated children 11 years and under travelling with fully vaccinated parents will be allowed off the ship
  • Guests 12 years and older:
    • VACCINATED:
      • Travel Authorization required. Application fee: $40
      • Provide proof of one of the following:
        • COVID-19 NAAT test (PCR, LAMP or TMA) up to 4 days before embarkation
        • Supervised antigen up to 2 days before embarkation
    • UNVACCINATED:
      • UNABLE TO CRUISE
  • PLEASE NOTE: All guests must complete Bermuda Travel Authorization (TA) within 30 days of sailing. The cost of the Travel Authorization is $40 per guest. Link to form: https://www.gov.bm/cruise-travel-authorisation
    • All guests must have an approved Travel Authorization before embarkation.
      • A travel authorization number will be issued by Bermuda once approved.  If you have any issues with the process, please contact:  Bermuda Tourism Authority: 1.833.570.2594 (toll-free)

Itineraries including Greece:

  • Guests under the age of 12:
    • no testing or vaccination requirements
  • Guests 12 years or older:
    • VACCINATED:
      • Provide proof of one of the following:
        • Negative COVID-19 antigen test within three days of the embarkation date
        • NAAT test (i.e., PCR) within three days of embarkation date
        • COVID-19 Recovery Certificate*
    • UNVACCINATED:
      • UNABLE TO CRUISE

Itineraries including the Bahamas:

  • At this time, the Bahamas Government will only be accepting vaccines by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson Janssen, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Sinopharm and Covaxin or Sinovac in order for guests to disembark in the Bahamas.
  • Guests must present government issued vaccination card in order to disembark.
  • Guests under the age of 2:
    • no testing or vaccination requirements
  • Guests age 2 or older:
    • Vaccinated:  Proof of completed series of one-dose or two-dose vaccination regimen at embarkation.
    • Unvaccinated: Provide proof of one of the following:
      1. Negative COVID-19 antigen test within three days of the embarkation date
      2. NAAT test (i.e., PCR) within three days of embarkation date
      3. COVID-19 Recovery Certificate*

Yes, children ages 11 or younger are allowed to sail on our ships unvaccinated.

Effective for sailings September 3, 2022 and beyond, children ages 12 and older are allowed to sail unvaccinated along with proof of a medically supervised negative PCR or Antigen test taken no more than 72 hours prior to embarkation.**

**Requirements will vary for unvaccinated guests and guests must still adhere to country specific requirements. Sixthman's The Broadway Cruise itinerary to Bermuda will still require a full vaccination series for all guests over the age of 12.

 

For sailings through September 2, 2022:

Yes, all guests age 12 and over and crew will be required to be fully vaccinated even if they have antibodies from prior infections, regardless of the guest’s citizenship and their local government’s regulations. For details about what is considered to be fully vaccinated, refer to "What vaccines will be accepted?" question.

For sailings September 3, 2022 and beyond**:

Guests age twelve and over will be allowed to board unvaccinated. Unvaccinated guests age twelve and over will be required to show proof of a medically supervised negative PCR or Antigen test taken no more than 72 hours prior to embarkation.

**Requirements may vary by country visited.  Please visit Cruise Travel Requirements by Country here to confirm for your itinerary.  Sixthman's The Broadway Cruise will require vaccination for all guests ages 12 and over due to its Bermuda itinerary.

For All Norwegian Cruise Line Ships:

    • i.e. J&J Janssen, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford (Vaxzevria & CoviShield), Novavax and Covovax, Sinopharm or Sinovac, etc.
    • A mixed vaccination combination of two doses of an FDA approved/authorized or WHO Emergency Use Listed (EUL) COVID-19 two-dose series with a minimum interval of 17 days.
  • Note: Individuals receiving a Janssen COVID-19 vaccine before or after another COVID-19 vaccine are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ≥2 weeks after receipt of the single dose of the Janssen vaccine.
  • Current Unauthorized Vaccines: Sputnik V
  • To be fully vaccinated means to complete the full brand vaccination protocol of one brand of vaccine OR two doses of a mixed vaccination combination, and therefore a single shot of AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Sinopharm or Sinovac after COVID-19 recovery is NOT considered being fully vaccinated.
  • Any guest who is required to be vaccinated must 1) be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to departure, 2) acknowledge vaccination status prior to sailing and 3) present proof of vaccination at the pier at embarkation in order to board.  Guests must be vaccinated per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), World Health Organization (WHO)and European Medicines Agency (EMA) in order to sail. See below for specific vaccine requirements for children. As science, technology and government regulations evolve, we will update our health and safety protocols as needed and appropriate.
  • Vaccines received via clinical trials will not be accepted as they do not specify vaccine received.

Children and Teens between the ages of 12 and 17: Full vaccination protocol at least two weeks after receipt of the final dose of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or any WHO approved vaccine. Children under the age of 12 are not required to show proof of vaccination.

Itineraries that include Mediterranean ports and Greek Isles itineraries also require a booster, for all individuals 18 years or older, if their original vaccine course was taken more than 270 days prior to embarkation.  Please review additional details regarding these requirements here.

For Sailings through September 2, 2022

Guests age 12 and older must acknowledge vaccination status prior to their sailing and bring proof of vaccination to the terminal for their cruise. Preferred proof form is the original vaccination record document issued by either the country's health authority that administered the vaccination or the guest's medical provider that completed the vaccine administration, however, photo of vaccination record document will also be accepted. Electronic vaccination records will be accepted for residents of countries where electronic documentation is the standard issued form. Confirmation email of vaccination appointment will not be accepted.

As of April 6, 2021, all guests making reservations will be asked to acknowledge, at the time of booking, that vaccines may be required and that refunds and/or credits will not be offered. 

Testing Protocols

Unless otherwise stipulated by local regulations (Cruise Travel Requirements by Country) that would supersede our policy, at time of check-in, the following testing requirements would apply:

For all sailings through September 2, 2022:

  • All vaccinated guests, regardless of age, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen or NAAT test (i.e., PCR) taken within 2 days of the embarkation date for cruises originating in a U.S. or Canadian port and within 3 days of the embarkation date for cruises originating from a non-U.S./Canadian port.
  • All unvaccinated guests ages 2 through 11 will be required to bring proof of a negative NAAT test (i.e., PCR) result administered by a verified third party within 3 days of the embarkation date.
    • Additionally, on sailings from or to a U.S. or Canada port, unvaccinated children under the age of 12 will be subject to additional testing at embarkation and disembarkation administered and paid for by NCL.
  • All unvaccinated guests under the age of 2 do not need to complete a pre-cruise test.
  • Individuals that test positive within 90 days of their scheduled embarkation date are exempted from the pre-arrival testing.
    • They must have one of the below acceptable forms of COVID-19 Recovery (dated no less than 10 days and no more than 90 days (US) & 180 days (EU) before embarkation) available during check-in (this excludes all voyages visiting Bermuda):
      • For European citizens, this would include an EU Green Pass or comparable certificate
      • For all others unable to present an EU Green Pass (i.e. US Citizens) a doctor’s note, plus a laboratory- confirmed PCR test result with the proper information (i.e. name, date, date of birth, positive result etc.)

For all sailings September 3, 2022 and beyond - for all cruises (unless country requirements differ – refer to Cruise Travel Requirements by Country )

  • 11 years and below - no testing requirement for both vaccinated and unvaccinated guests
  • 12 years and older - no testing requirement for vaccinated guests; Proof of a medically supervised negative PCR or Antigen test taken no more than 72 hours prior to embarkation is required for any unvaccinated guests ages 12 or older

 

For Cruises Originating from Piraeus, Greece:

  • Guests under the age of 12 are not required to be tested prior to embarkation regardless of vaccination status.
  • Guests ages 12 and above:
    • Provide proof of one of the following:
      1) Negative COVID-19 antigen test result administered by a verified third party within two days of the embarkation date
      2) NAAT test (i.e. PCR) result administered by a verified third party within three days of embarkation date
      3) COVID-19 Recovery Certificate*
       
  • *Individuals that test positive within 180 days of their scheduled embarkation date are exempted from the pre-arrival testing.
  • *They must have one of the below acceptable forms of COVID-19 Recovery (dated no less than 10 days and no more than 180 days (EU) before the date of embarkation) available during check-in.
    • For European Citizens, this would include an EU Green Pass or comparable certificate. 
    • For all others unable to present an EU Green Pass (i.e., US Citizens) a doctor’s note, plus a laboratory-confirmed PCR test result with the proper information (i.e., Name, Date, Date of Birth, Positive Result, etc.)
      • COVID-19 Recovery must be dated no less than 10 days and no more than 90 days (US embarkation) & 180 days (EU embarkation), documentation must be available during check-in.
  • Bermuda government does not allow certificate of recovery in lieu of negative test result.
  • Unvaccinated guests ages 2 and above embarking on itineraries including the Bahamas are required to provide pre-arrival testing. Please see "Will I need to show proof of vaccination for my event?" for additional details

Should you need to locate a testing provider prior to beginning travel or while traveling prior to your cruise, please visit TestForTravel.com, an easy-to-use online tool for locating COVID-19 testing providers around the world.

Unless otherwise stipulated by local regulations (Cruise Travel Requirements by Country) that would supersede our policy, at time of check-in, the following testing requirements would apply:

For all sailings through September 2, 2022:

  • All vaccinated guests, regardless of age, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen or NAAT test (i.e., PCR) taken within 2 days of the embarkation date for cruises originating in a U.S. or Canadian port and within 3 days of the embarkation date for cruises originating from a non-U.S./Canadian port.
  • All unvaccinated guests ages 2 through 11 will be required to bring proof of a negative NAAT test (i.e., PCR) result administered by a verified third party within 3 days of the embarkation date.
    • Additionally, on sailings from or to a U.S. or Canada port, unvaccinated children under the age of 12 will be subject to additional testing at embarkation and disembarkation administered and paid for by NCL.
  • All unvaccinated guests under the age of 2 do not need to complete a pre-cruise test.
  • Individuals that test positive within 90 days (US) or 180 days (EU) of their scheduled embarkation date are exempted from the pre-arrival testing.
    • They must have one of the below acceptable forms of COVID-19 Recovery (dated no less than 10 days and no more than 90 days (US) & 180 days (EU) before embarkation) available during check-in (this excludes all voyages visiting Bermuda):
      • For European citizens, this would include an EU Green Pass or comparable certificate
      • For all others unable to present an EU Green Pass (i.e. US Citizens) a doctor’s note, plus a laboratory- confirmed PCR test result with the proper information (i.e. name, date, date of birth, positive result etc.)

For sailings September 3, 2022 and beyond**:

Guests age twelve and over will be allowed to board unvaccinated. Unvaccinated guests age twelve and over will be required to show proof of a medically supervised negative PCR or Antigen test taken no more than 72 hours prior to embarkation.

**Requirements may vary by country visited.  Please visit Cruise Travel Requirements by Country here to confirm for your itinerary.  Sixthman's The Broadway Cruise will require vaccination for all guests ages 12 and over due to its Bermuda itinerary.

Norwegian does not require a disembarkation test. However, this does not supersede home country requirements. Effective 6/12/22, guests will no longer be required to show proof of negative Covid test to return to the United States.

Guests requiring a proof of negative COVID-19 test to return to their home country are directed to visit a clinic near the disembarkation terminal or airport.

For an easy-to-use online tool for locating COVID-19 testing providers around the world, please visit www.TestForTravel.com.

Standard travel protection ensures full reimbursement (at the approval of Travel Insured International) should you be unable to sail due to a positive test or medically required quarantine due to exposure.

If you do not have Travel Insurance, we highly recommend you purchase it now. Details of coverage can be found on sixthman.net/protection or contact us to add standard travel protection to your reservation. 

Effective 6/12/22, guests will no longer be required to show proof of negative Covid test to return to the United States.

Guests requiring a proof of negative COVID-19 test to return to their home country are directed to visit a clinic near the disembarkation terminal or airport.

For an easy-to-use online tool for locating COVID-19 testing providers around the world, please visit www.TestForTravel.com.

No, guests will not be required to take a COVID-19 antigen test before continuing on the second leg of a back-to-back sailing unless symptomatic, unvaccinated or if a specific country requires it.

Cancellation Options

Travel Protection Options

Standard travel protection may be purchased by U.S. residents at any time between booking your reservation and sailing on your event, and is highly recommended by Sixthman. The 50% Cancel For Any Reason insurance must be purchased within 21 days of making a reservation, or within 21 days of a guest named in an existing reservation.  You are welcome to purchase travel protection externally should you not be eligible for our third-party policies.

Yes! All eligible guests are offered Travel Protection at the time of purchase. For more information on the policy offered – including the option of Cancel For Any Reason protection – please refer to sixthman.net/protection.

Yes. COVID-19 is treated the same as any other sickness for purposes of all coverages that are triggered by a sickness or that can reimburse losses resulting from a sickness – including death caused by sickness.

Please refer to the comprehensive FAQ our Travel Protection provider has put together on this topic for more information. 

 

Postponement Options, Transfers and Credits

 A future Sixthman event credit can be used to book any of our festivals on land or at sea. The credit must be used to book a reservation prior to its expiration date. For our spring 2022 events, a future Sixthman event credit will expire June 30, 2024, meaning you must use this credit to book your reservation prior to that date. 

When all event details (pricing, lineup, dates, etc.) are announced, booked guests will be given a window of dates and deadline to request a transfer, future Sixthman event credit, or refund. 

 

All refunds requested during the window of dates provided will be processed within 30 days after the window closes. Any Lead Guest who does not submit their reservation request by the provided deadline will be transferred to the rescheduled event as the default and no longer able to request a transfer, future Sixthman event credit, or refund. 

 

As per the event ticketing contract, if you cancelled your reservation prior to the event postponement or cancellation, you are eligible for the options available at the time of your cancellation. Only guests with an active reservation at the time of postponement are eligible for refunds.

Cancellation Options

All deposits and payments are 100% non-refundable. If you wish to protect your investment, we strongly recommend the purchase of travel protection. For your convenience, we've teamed up with Travel Insured to offer two levels of protection: a standard travel protection policy and a 50% Cancel for Any Reason add-on policy directly through Sixthman. 

Travel Insured’s standard policy will reimburse cancellations at 100% of monies paid for covered cancellation reasons.*

Travel Insured’s Cancel For Any Reason add-on policy will reimburse up to 50% of monies paid when cancelling for any reason not covered by the standard policy when cancelled at least 48 hours prior to sailing.*

 

*Review our Travel Insured travel protection policy details. If you have travel protection and need to cancel for a covered condition, you may make a claim with Travel Insured (or your own policy provider should you choose to purchase travel protection through another supplier) to recover any lost payments.

You’ll receive an email with these options if your event is cancelled:

  • Transfer monies paid to a future Sixthman event credit (valid date will be shared upon event cancellation and will be a minimum of 3 years)
  • Receive a full refund of all monies paid to Sixthman. You’ll be provided a brief window of time to make your selection and refunds will be processed within approximately 30 days.

No. The above policies do not apply to the TCM Classic Cruise for which Sixthman provides reservations services only but is not the owner/promoter of the event.