【Cruise-to-nowhere Test】Pre-boarding Tips and Preparation Guide

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Recently we’ve have seen a raise in participating for “Seacation” and want to find the way to satiate the desire to travel! Passengers have a series of health precautionary measures prior to cruising. ApexHealth We’re happy to share some tips and preparation guideline prior to cruising with peace of mind!

Mandatory Online Cruise Check In

You must visit for mandatory Online Check-In for your cruise as early as 90 days before your cruise date up to the departure time. You must ensure correct contact details are inserted during Online Check-In as per Hong Kong government’s requirements.


Health precautionary measures

All passengers must comply with following the health precautionary measures prior to cruising

  1. All passengers must be fully vaccinated, except for those not suitable to do so with medical proof or aged below 16, before commencement of a cruise journey. 
  2. All passengers have to undergo a COVID-19 PCR nucleic acid test within 48 hours prior to boarding and obtain a negative result.

  3. Passengers are required to use the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile application to scan the QR code of the cruise ship before boarding. After boarding, they must also follow the social distancing and contact tracing mechanism executed by the cruise lines.

Contingency management mechanism

Cruise operators are required to adopt a maximum 50 per cent passenger capacity on a cruise ship, comply with the respective sets of hygiene and social distancing measures in force at the time for various premises and facilities similar to those regulated under Cap. 599F, and put in place contact tracing mechanism for journeys

There will be a robust contingency management mechanism catering for fluctuations of the local epidemic situation. In the event that there is a suspected case on board during a cruise journey, the journey will be suspended at once and the cruise ship will return to the cruise terminal in Hong Kong. Relevant B/Ds will invoke contingency management measures based on an epidemiological investigation and laboratory findings, having regard to the circumstances of the case and relevant health guidelines. Such measures may include requiring the concerned passengers and crew members to undergo testing, medical surveillance and/or quarantine.

ApexHealth Covid 19 nucleic-acid Test

ApexHealth office 傲士健康

Covid 19 nucleic-acid PCR Test provided by ApexHealth, is recognised by the Hong Kong SAR Government COVID-19 nucleic acid testing institutions (owned by Acecgt Diagnostic limited). Test report ready within 24 hours. Suitable for staff members and passengers of “Cruise-to-nowhere” itineraries.

Our team of experts in science and medicine at ApexHealth are dedicated to provide top tier international standards of physical examinations and genetic testing programmes. We bring in innovative and proactive approaches to health management with “Check+” as we bridge detailed medical examinations with personalized solutions.

Our interdisciplinary team of medical experts will provide report-based professional advice across all aspects of health management in one-go to take care of your personal development and health wellness.

Test Procedures

Order Online and Booking

You can purchase online via ApexHealth e-shop or call 3979 3200 to arrange the booking with our staffs.

Go to our medical centre for testing

Come to assigned clinic on the appointment date for testing. (iCare Medical Center ; Address: Room 902, 9th Floor, T.O.P., 700 Nathan Road, Kowloon)

Test results ready by email

Report will be sent to you by email within 24 hours.

【Cruise to nowhere】Family & Friends Group Limited Specific Offer

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ApexHealth is now offering a great discount COVID-19 PCR testing services for families and friends who want to join the “cruise-to-nowhere” itineraries. From now on, you can purchase the test at once with discounted price for 3 pax or above only $233 for each. Entry Promo code「seacation」.

Offer is subject to relevant terms and conditions.


Common Q&A

All guests will have to make their own personal arrangements to undergo a self-paid PCR COVID-19 test. On the day of cruise departure, a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (with a test specimen collected within 48 hours prior to the departure date) must be provided. Official proof results must indicate passenger HKID card number and specimen collection time and date. Negative results via SMS / LeaveHomeSafe App / e-health Apps are acceptable.

Guests can go to our assigned testing center (clinic) undergo the combined nasal and throat swab PCR COVID-19 test.  Guest will receive the negative COVID-19 PCR test results within 24 hours. ApexHealth COVID-19 PCR test result is issued by Acecgt Diagnostic Limited which is recognized institution by the Hong Kong SAR Government for nucleic acid testing.

Sure! ApexHealth can provide combined Nasal and Throat Swabs sampling for children aged at 3 years or above.

Test results will be emailed to you within 24 hours. (Express Same Day Report +$300)

Information on this page is provided for reference only and is subject to latest preventive measures for Covid-19 introduced by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and cruise lines’ latest policies. Please contact the relevant product or service providers for enquiries.

Sure, guests that had completed the full vaccination will still be required to undergo the PCR COVID-19 test with negative results for the safety of the guests and crew.


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