Vaccinations now required for all Travelers, Ship Crew, Trip Experience Leaders, Program Directors, and Coach Drivers
Plus, updated Health & Safety Protocols for our Small Group Adventures by Land & Small Ship, River Cruises, and Grand Circle Tours

As of 6/21/21 at 9am EST

The health and safety of our travelers is always our #1 priority, and we understand travelers are concerned about exploring the world in light of the unprecedented crisis we are currently facing. To ensure your safety and give you peace of mind, we have worked with our regional team and listened to government guidance and feedback from our travelers to create these health and safety protocols for our trips. As we continue to make changes, we will keep this page updated with our latest information.

Vaccination Requirements and Updated Health & Safety Protocols for Small Ship Adventures and River Cruises:

  • All travelers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to departure and provide proof of vaccination upon boarding the ship.
  • To meet this requirement, please bring your original COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card with you on your trip. The white card must display your name, type of vaccine, and the date(s) the vaccine was administered. We also suggest taking a picture of this card to keep for your records as a backup.

  • All local Trip Experience Leaders, Program Directors, ship staff, and crew will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • All coach drivers will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • All public areas will be sanitized nightly and all ships are equipped with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters.
  • All travelers, ship crew, Trip Experience Leaders, and Program Directors will have their temperature checked every time they return to the ship using a non-contact infrared temperature scanner.
  • All meals are served by the dining staff—buffets are no longer available.

Vaccination Requirements and Updated Health & Safety Protocols for O.A.T. Small Group Adventures on Land and Grand Circle Tours:

  • All travelers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to departure.
  • To meet this requirement, please bring your original COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card with you on your trip. The white card must display your name, type of vaccine, and the date(s) the vaccine was administered. We also suggest taking a picture of this card to keep for your records as a backup.

  • All local Trip Experience Leaders and Program Directors will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • All coach drivers will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

We will do all we can to ensure our travelers’ safety and health while on our adventures, but we need your help. We expect travelers to follow best health and hygiene practices to prevent the spread of illness as well—from washing your hands regularly, to covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing. By working together, we can create a safer travel experience for everyone.

2021 Adventures We’re Planning to Operate This Year as of 6/21/21

After more than a year, there’s finally a light at the end of the tunnel. However, we realize that we will be unable to begin operating any of our adventures prior to August 28, 2021 with the exception of those indicated with a star below. Therefore, we have made the difficult decision to postpone departures of ALL of our trips through that date. All affected travelers will be contacted by our Travel Counselors.

As we’re preparing to get back on the road less traveled, here is a list of the adventures we’re planning to operate in 2021—and these are just the beginning. Our goal is to add even more adventures and departures to this list when we are cleared to do so.

If your adventure isn’t shown below, we ask for your patience as we continue to work with our worldwide network of 36 regional offices to closely monitor the impact in the other destinations we visit. If there are any changes to the status of your adventure, our Regional Adventure Counselors will contact you directly.

Small Ship Adventures

Small Group Adventures on Land

River Cruises

Grand Circle Tours

We understand travelers’ concerns surrounding COVID-19 and its impact to travel plans. Your safety, as always, is our #1 priority. We will continue to keep you updated as the situation changes.

*Please note: Departures of the trips indicated with a star above will resume in July and August 2021. Travelers joining us on these trips will be notified if the status changes.