SEATTLE — Updates from cruise lines about mixed dose vaccinations are starting to roll in.
Holland America Line spokesperson Erik Elvejord tells Travelweek that mixed doses will be accepted effective Nov. 8, 2021.
Holland America is part of Carnival Corp., so all eyes will be on the other Carnival Corp. lines to see if they follow suit.
On Nov. 8, 2021 Holland America’s COVID-19 vaccination policy will revise to this …
- Guests will be considered fully vaccinated who have received their final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, or any combination of two doses of an authorized or approved vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise.
- Eligible vaccines are ones that have been approved/authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have emergency use listing by World Health Organization (WHO).
- Accepted COVID-19 vaccines are:
Pfizer: 2 doses
Moderna: 2 doses
Johnson & Johnson: 1 dose
AstraZeneca: 2 doses
Sinopharm: 2 doses
Sinovac: 2 doses
MIXED DOSES: Pfizer (1 dose) + Moderna (1 dose)
MIXED DOSES: Pfizer (1 dose) OR Moderna (1 dose) + AstraZeneca (1 dose)
Holland America’s Nov. 8 update coincides with the day the U.S. reopens to fully vaccinated foreign nationals, and its land border to fully vaccinated Canadians, with accepted vaccines now including AstraZeneca, and mixed doses, as per updated guidelines from the CDC. Close to 4 million Canadians have mixed dose vaccinations for COVID-19.