Saga has stipulated that anyone participating in a holiday or cruise this year must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
The tour operator said it would delay restarting its travel packages until May to give customers enough time to get jabs.
“The health and safety of our customers has always been our number one priority at Saga, so we have taken the decision to require everyone travelling with us to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19,” Saga said in a statement. “Our customers want the reassurance of the vaccine and to know others travelling with them will be vaccinated too.”
Saga was scheduled to restart cruising in April but this has now been postponed by a month.
This vaccination policy adds to the stronger safety processes already planned for when operations resume. These include requiring cruise passengers to have a Covid-19 test before their trip, as well as a full medical screening.
Capacity on its ships will also be kept to a maximum of 800 pax.