COVID-19 Vaccine Required
At the cruise terminal prior to embarkation, guests will be required to provide proof of an initial completed vaccine course (one or two shots, depending on the brand) finished at least 14 days prior to the guest's embarkation date. For Europe and Tahiti, your last COVID-19 vaccination shot is now required within a specified time period, usually within the last 270 days. Please check all countries you will be visiting on your cruise to be sure you meet the vaccine and booster requirements.

Mask policies are evolving quickly around the world. Guests under most circumstances are no longer required to wear masks aboard Windstar’s yachts in most of Europe, the Caribbean and the United States and Canada. French Polynesia and Greece require guests to wear masks.

COVID-19 Testing
Guests are responsible for complying with any COVID-19 test requirement or standard imposed by any country visited during travel. Check the CIBT Entry Guide.

Windstar will administer each guest a complimentary COVID-19 test prior to sailing. A negative test result is required to cruise.

Beyond Ordinary Care

Here at Windstar Cruises, the health and safety of everyone on board is a top priority.

The Beyond Ordinary Care program is a multi-layered strategy with key hospital-grade elements: HEPA filters and UV-C ultraviolet germicidal irradiation to filter and disinfect the air, plus electrostatic sprayers to sanitize all surfaces throughout the yacht.

We have made a multi-million dollar investment in our fleet in an effort to provide a healthy environment while sailing on a Windstar yacht. Hospital grade high-efficiency particulate (HEPA) filters along with a UV-C air zapping process (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation) have been installed on board all Windstar yachts.

Our Beyond Ordinary Care program was developed with consultation and review by the Senior Medical Director in the UC Health Infection Control and Prevention Department at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and implements a rigorous multi-layered approach of science-led best practices aimed at keeping everyone aboard healthy.

A Message On Health & Safety from our President, Christopher Prelog

“We’ve worked hard to make our reimagined Windstar experience a safer, healthy and comfortable experience to provide some much needed peace of mind. We can’t wait to see you on board.”

~ Christopher Prelog, President