Princess accepting mixed-dose passengers

Princess accepting mixed-dose passengers

SANTA CLARITA — Princess is the latest cruise line to accept passengers who’ve received a combination of mixed COVID-19 vaccines.

According to the cruise line, guests will be considered fully vaccinated if they’ve received their final dose of an authorized/approved COVID-19 vaccine, or any combination of two doses of an authorized/approved vaccine at least 14 days before the start of the cruise.

Acceptable vaccines are those that have been approved/authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have emergency-use listing by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Below is a summary of the vaccines and vaccine combinations accepted onboard Princess:

  • Pfizer: 2 doses (also known as Comirnaty / BioNTech)
  • Moderna: 2 doses (also known as Spikevax)
  • Johnson & Johnson: 1 dose (also known as Janssen)
  • AstraZeneca: 2 doses (also known as Covishield / Vaxzevria)
  • Sinopharm: 2 doses
  • Sinovac: 2 doses (also known as CoronaVac)
  • MIXED DOSES of Pfizer (1 dose) + Moderna (1 dose)
  • MIXED DOSES of AstraZeneca (1 dose) + Pfizer (1 dose) OR Moderna (1 dose)
  • S. only: Novavax clinical trial participants who can confirm that they received the full 2-dose series of the active COVID-19 vaccine
  • Europe only: COVID-19 immunity may be considered equivalent to ‘Fully Vaccinated’ if guest received 1 dose of one of these vaccines (Comirnaty/Pfizer, Spikevax/Moderna) or Vaxzevria/AstraZeneca) 14 days or more ago after a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection, with a Digital COVID Certificate of Vaccination

Exceptions to the above may apply to itineraries that sail to ports where certain vaccine combinations are not accepted.

Earlier this week, Holland America, also part of the Carnival Corporation, confirmed that it will be accepting mixed dose vaccinations, effective Nov. 8. It is unclear when Princess’ mixed dose policy takes effect, however, its website has already been updated to reflect the new measure.

Last week, the CDC announced that the United States will allow foreign visitors who’ve received doses of two different COVID-19 vaccines to enter when its borders reopen on Nov. 8.

There are approximately 3.9 million Canadians who have received mixed doses of COVID-19 vaccines.