Celestyal Cruises approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

Nov 23, 2021

The Greek cruise operator Celestyal Cruises will allow fully vaccinated guests with Sputnik V COVID vaccine to board the ships, reports Tornosnews. Starting March 2022, guests can board Celestyal Olympia and Celestyal Crystal for a cruise to the Greek islands and Ephesus, Turkey. Celestyal Cruises is the third cruise line to allow passengers vaccinated with the Russian jab, after Costa Cruises and MSC Cruises, announced they will approve Sputnik V for cruises departing from the United Arab Emirates.

According to data presented by the Union of Russian Tour Operators, Russians over the age of 12 vaccinated with Sputnik V (or another recognized vaccine) will be able to board Celestyal Cruises ships. Children below the age of 12 will need certificates with negative PCR tests that will be done 48 hours before arrival on board. The last dose of Sputnik V must be given no later than 14 days before the start of the cruise, which will be confirmed by an original vaccination certificate in printed or electronic form in English. All cruises are available for booking, and Russian language service will be available on both ships.

Celestyal Cruises is the first cruise line sailing in the Mediterranean to approve the Russian vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, offering 4.5 and 8-day cruises to Greek isles, and the Turkish port of Kusadasi.

Russians can book cruises at 13% to 40% reduced prices through the Black Friday offer, which started at Celestyal Cruises on November 10 and will last until the end of this month.