What We’ll Expect From You
We will do everything we can to care for you, but it is also up to you and your fellow participants to do your part in following all the necessary precautions. Our Group Leaders are trained to protect the welfare of the entire group and will make decisions with the best interests of the group in mind. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in following our Group Leaders’ guidance and instruction to make your program as enjoyable — and safe— as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will Road Scholar require proof of vaccination to participate?
We will not require participants to show proof they were vaccinated, but we highly recommend participants be vaccinated against COVID-19 and be up-to-date with all required and recommended vaccinations, including seasonal influenza vaccination. Cruise lines, local government authorities and other entities may have their own vaccination policies, which may require proof of vaccination, so we will do our best to keep Road Scholar participants informed of any requirements before travelling.
Why is Road Scholar recommending participants be vaccinated?
A Road Scholar program is a small, intimate group experience, and being vaccinated is vital to protecting ourselves, our families, and our communities from illness. We are guided by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, which states that being vaccinated for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases not only protects yourself and those close to you, it helps reduce spread of the disease in communities. For these simple yet crucial reasons, Road Scholar highly recommends participants to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and be up-to-date with all required and recommended vaccinations. For more information about the importance of vaccination, please visit:
CDC Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
CDC Reasons for Adults to be Vaccinated
Why isn't Road Scholar requiring participants be vaccinated?
Over 98% of Road Scholar participants surveyed have told us they either have gotten, or intend to get, the COVID-19 vaccine, so we are confident participants are taking the proper precautions on their own. We also do not have the ability to verify proof of vaccination at this time, though we are continually evaluating our policy as circumstances change.
Will Road Scholar provide hand sanitizer and face coverings?
You will need to bring several of your own face coverings. Hand sanitizer will be available for you to use when boarding and disembarking the ship and motorcoaches, but we ask you also bring your own supply.
Will all public areas of the ship be accessible?
Some of the public areas like the library, gym and pool may be subject to closure or limited capacity, but we’ll monitor and adjust as needed.
Are there any additional health requirements I should be aware of?
Because official rules and guidance can change at any time, it is up to the participant to be aware of the rules of the destination they are travelling to. As always, Road Scholar expects participants only to attend programs if they are healthy and feeling well. Please keep in mind that the protocols we put in place may change as we as we get closer to resuming operations, but we will keep you updated if they do.
What’s the best way to stay healthy while travelling?
Your health and safety are of the utmost importance to us. Click here to learn more about Road Scholar’s commitment to our participants’ well-being and the steps you can take to keep yourself healthy when traveling.