The Celebrity Edge Executive Committee sent a letter to the crew regarding the new mask-wearing policy and quarantine on board.
Celebrity Cruises has notified the crew on Celebrity Edge about the relaxation of coronavirus-related restrictions, the most important of which is the relaxation of mask requirements. The Celebrity Edge Executive Committee sent a letter to the crew regarding the new mask-wearing policy and quarantine on board.
Starting from October 15th, the mask requirements for indoor crew areas and outdoor areas for guests and crew members will be optional. On Celebrity Edge, the mask requirements for staff’s guest indoor areas are still valid. The letter also provides the latest information on the relaxation of the quarantine policy for all newly boarded crews on active celebrity cruise ships.
Newly boarded crew members on Celebrity Cruises ´ ships who are fully vaccinated will be quarantined on board for 7 days instead of the previous mandatory 14-day quarantine.
“Quarantine for Embarking crew will now be 7 days! Effective October 15th, Fully Vaccinated joining crew on IN SERVICE ships will do 7 days quarantine,” the letter reads in part.
The crew will conduct a PCR test on the 7th day (7×24 hours later) and will be allowed to release in isolation after obtaining the test results. If the test result is negative, the crew will begin normal work tasks.
The additional antigen test will be completed in the crew test between the 8th and the 14th day. After the 14th day, regular crew monitoring tests and monitoring will be carried out. The new policy applies to all crew members who have joined the Celebrity ship from October 15th. Crew members currently in quarantine must complete a full 14-day quarantine.
Edge is currently embarking on a 7-day Caribbean voyage from Fort Lauderdale. The ship sailed alternately between the Western Caribbean Sea and the Eastern Caribbean Sea. It is expected that the final relaxation of the mask policy is also Royal Caribbean International Cruise Line, which is a sister company of Celebrity Cruises under Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.