Covid protocols pre-cruise

Will guests be required to be fully vaccinated before being able to cruise with FOCL?
Yes, all guests aged 12 and above must be fully vaccinated to join us on board.
How will I need to prove that I have been fully vaccinated?
You will be required to prove that you have had both of your vaccines, plus your third booster, at check-in.  
Will it also be a requirement for your crew to be vaccinated?
Last year we introduced a crew vaccination programme for those working aboard our ships. As a result, 100% of our teams on Bolette, Borealis and Balmoral have now received two original doses of a vaccine, and the majority have now received their booster vaccination too. We have additional measures in place to keep our crew safe while this program is completed.
Do children need to be fully vaccinated to sail with you?
All children aged over 12 will need to have had both of their vaccinations within 9 months of their cruise, with at least 14 days since the date of their second dose. 
I am fully vaccinated, but I have an underlying health condition – can I take a cruise with you?
Anyone who is considered ‘extremely vulnerable’ as defined by the NHS must contact us before making any new bookings with us.  
I have had Covid-19 in the lead up to my cruise, but I have returned a negative result, can I still travel on my cruise?
All guests will need to bring proof of a negative test result, taken within 24 hours of your cruise departure, to show at check-in.  
I am not able to have the vaccine due to medical reasons – will I be able to sail with you?
We are very sorry, but for your health and safety and that of our guests and crew on board, we do require all guests to have received both doses of their vaccine, plus the booster, before travelling with us.
I have taken part in a Government-approved vaccine trial – am I able to travel with you?
If you have taken part in Government-approved vaccine trial, please contact us before you make your booking.
As all guests will be vaccinated, will I still need to be tested for Covid-19 to be able to cruise on your ships?
All guests will be required to take their own Lateral Flow Test at home within 24 hours of the departure date of the cruise and bring the proof of a negative test result to show at check-in.  
Do I need to have had a booster jab to be able to sail with you?
All guests must be fully vaccinated to join us on board. For adults, this includes two original doses, and a third booster dose. You must have had your booster at least seven days before your cruise sets sail.
Are you still conducting testing at the port?
We no longer carry out pre-departure Covid-19 testing at part of the check-in process. All guests will be required to take their own Lateral Flow Test at home within 24 hours of the departure date of the cruise and bring the proof of a negative test result to show at check-in.
What will happen if I forget to bring proof of a negative result to the port?
If you arrive at the port without confirmation of a negative result, you will be asked to complete a test at the terminal, which will result in a delay at check-in. Testing at the terminal will be charged at £25 per test and will be added to your on board account.