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UPDATED TRAVEL POLICY effective July 22, 2022.

Margaritaville at Sea will NO LONGER REQUIRE TESTING for vaccinated guests. We continue to operate vaccinated (*with some exceptions) cruises departing from the Port of Palm Beach with enhanced protocols. Not only are we following the latest CDC guidelines but have taken additional safety and protective measures to provide you with a safe, healthy, and fun microvacation. As the state of COVID-19 evolves, we will continue adapt our protocols based on public health advisories


Vaccinated Guests must provide proof of vaccination (2-dose or single dose taken at least 14 days prior to departure).

Unvaccinated Guests must provide negative Antigen (rapid) test results administered by a verified testing agency, taken no more than 1-day prior to sailing date. IMPORTANT: Guests MUST bring completed results with them to the port.

Documentation of Recovery: Guests 3yrs and older may embark and sail without testing or vaccination, if he/she provides documentation that he/she has recovered from Covid-19 not more than 90 days but not less than 10 days prior to the departure date (not counting departure date). Simply present a positive Covid-19 test result from a CDC approved testing facility dated within the timeframe specified.

Guests under 2 years old have no Vaccination or Testing requirements.

Cruise & Stay guests and Bahamian citizens and residents travelling one-way (into the United States and/or into the Bahamas) MUST meet all vaccination and testing requirements outlined above. When exiting Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, to reenter the United States, guests may contact the front desk of their resort to arrange for testing or register for testing in Grand Bahama Island by visiting Guests may also locate additional testing sites on Grand Bahama Island by visiting

All forms of vaccination proof are acceptable (original card or any copy, paper or electronic). Guests who are unable or unwilling to show proof of vaccination or proof of recovery documentation, will be denied boarding. Antigen testing at the terminal will incur a cost of $45.00 per person, and is only available at The Port of Palm Beach. Masks are optional onboard for both passenger and crew.

THE BAHAMAS’ ENTRY Requirements 

Required Travel Documents: Passport Books are required. Passports must be valid thru the day of return. US requires passports be valid for a minimum of 6-months from return date. In lieu of a passport, US citizens may travel on the 3 day/2-night cruise or the Cruise & Stay with an Original US Birth Certificate (that has a raised seal) and a valid US Driver’s License when passports are not available.  An Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) from the states of Michigan, New York, Vermont, Minnesota, and Washington, (not Washington DC) is also acceptable. Guests traveling without a passport should expect to incur a longer disembarkation process in both Freeport and The Port of Palm Beach. For the most updated information regarding Bahamas entry requirements please visit

Local Bahamian Regulations: When disembarked in Grand Bahama Island, all guests are required to observe all local laws, rules, and regulations; including but not limited all local mask and physical distancing regulations that may in place. During onshore excursions, your local guide will let you know if/when a mask is required.

Authorized and Recommended vaccines: The CDC accepts all vaccines authorized by the FDA and the World Health Organization (WHO). The World Health Organization has evaluated and confirmed that the following vaccines have met the necessary criteria for safety and efficacy against COVID-19:

AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine • Johnson and Johnson • Moderna • Pfizer/BioNTech • Sinopharm • Sinovac

For additional information regarding Covid-19 vaccines, guidelines, and advisories, please visit: