Looking After Our Communities

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.

Your Safety

Cancellation Options

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 and/or 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.

Vaccine Requirements

As of August 8, 2022, effective for sailings September 3, 2022 and beyond, vaccines will not be required to sail. However, requirements will vary for unvaccinated guests and guests must still adhere to country specific requirements.

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.**

Please refer to https://www.ncl.com/sail-safe for the most up to date safety protocols.

**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 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.

Global travel requirements are quickly evolving and vary by country of departure. All guests are encouraged to download our Cruise Norwegian App to update their contact information so that we know how to reach you.

Given the fluidity of the current public health environment, all guests are strongly advised to monitor travel requirements and advisories for their home countries and are responsible for monitoring and complying with applicable travel restrictions.

At this time, we expect each guest will need to provide the following:

  • Any documentation required from the country where the guest is embarking. This could include but is not limited to proof of a specific negative COVID-19 test result or Booster. These requirements will vary by country and is the responsibility of the guest and supersede our policy. Please refer to Cruise Travel Requirements by Country
  • For sailings September 3, 2022 and beyond:
    • No requirements for guests ages 11 and under
    • For guests age 12 and over, one of the following:
      • Proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an authorized vaccine at least two weeks prior to their sail
      • Proof of a medically supervised negative PCR or Antigen test taken no more than 72 hours prior to embarkation is required
  • Completed health questionnaire (prior to embarkation);
  • Standard travel documents, including passport or any visas as required

Any documentation required from the country the guest is traveling to, after the cruise. This could include but not be limited to proof of a specific negative COVID-19 test result. These requirements will vary by country and will be facilitated by Norwegian Cruise Line during the sailing at the responsibility of the guest's request.

As of August 8, 2022, effective for sailings September 3, 2022 and beyond, vaccines will not be required to sail. However, requirements will vary for unvaccinated guests and guests must still adhere to country specific requirements.

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 should protocols change.

Testing Protocols

Testing may be required for unvaccinated guests or specific itineraries.  Please visit https://www.ncl.com/sail-safe for the most up-to-date 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 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.