Cruising in the New Normal

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Enhanced Health and Safety Precautions introduced by leading cruiseliners

Its no secret that that the travel & tourism industry and in particular the cruising industry has taken the biggest hit due to the outbreak of Corona Virus. While almost all major cruiseliners have announced a temporary suspension of their global cruise operations till 30th June 2020, they have been working closely with the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in the USA and Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) to design and implement the new safety and health protocols when cruising resumes in July.

Some cruiseliners like Princess and Genting have already announced their new health and safety guidelines so that passengers can cruise with confidence when they resume operations. Here is a summary of the new guidelines announced by some cruiseliners:

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises has drafted a comprehensive policy document on what cruisers can expect pre-cruise, pre-embarkation and onboard the cruise so that guests can sail safely and confidently when sailings resume in July.

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You can also view the new regulations on the Princess Cruise website

 

Dream Cruises

In order to provide peace of mind to future cruising guests, Genting Cruise Lines has outlined detailed preventive steps when it recommences sailings of its Dream Cruises and Star Cruises ships in the near future. These measures will become the new norm for preventive standards for the fleet. Measures include stringent health screening processes and protocols prior to embarkation and disembarkation, as well as thorough sanitization and disinfection and enhanced hygiene practices for guest cabins, various on board public areas and recreational activities, food and beverage safety and also the health of its crew members.

Click here to view the new safety regulations.

You can also view the new regulations on the Dream Cruise website

 

Norwegian Cruise Line

NCL has been working closely with the CDC (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention) and have added stringent protocols, strategic application and supporting innovation to ensure the safety of their guests onboard NCL ships. Along with Norwegian's Peace of Mind policy, guests can cruise safely with enhanced health and safety protocols and flexible booking options. So guests can change plans with the peace of mind knowing that NCL is looking out for your health and safety.

Click here to view the safety measures that NCL will be implementing fleetwide.

You can also view the new regulations on the Norwegian Cruise website

 

Holland America

Holland America has already implemented a range of health and safety policies across their entire fleet. Besides, to protect the health and safety of all onboard, HAL is closely monitoring the evolving situation with respect to COVID-19 and their medical experts are working closely with global health authorities to implement any new recommendations, even during the temporary suspension of onboard operations.

Click here to view the new safety regulations

You can also view the new regulation on the Holland America website

 

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises guests' health and safety will always be a top priority. In addition to the already rigorous attention to hygiene on board their ships, MSC Cruises is taking additional steps to protect their guests and crew to ensure that travellers are able to cruise with confidence on their next holiday with MSC Cruises. MSC’s team of medical experts, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and independent health and safety advisors are currently at work to develop new precautionary operating procedures together with all relevant national and international health authorities.

The new procedures and enhanced health and safety protocols are being implemented at all stages of the cruise vacation – pre cruise, while boarding and onboard the ship.

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Carnival Cruises

In addition to Carnival’s existing rigorous daily cleaning regimen and standards, they have established additional sanitation/disinfection/cleaning measures to protect the health and safety of their guests and crew. In addition, Carnival continues to work closely with public health experts and the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), to monitor, screen and implement best practices where the monitoring, screening and operational protocols are designed to be flexible so that Carnival can effectively adapt to changes as they occur.

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You can also view the new regulation on the Carnival Cruises website

 

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line consistently receives among the highest public health inspection scores and has health and safety protocols in place. Disney also has a comprehensive plan that outlines protocols for managing illness and closely follow the guidance of public health officials. In light of COVID-19, Disney Cruise Line is operating at elevated cleaning and sanitation levels.

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You can also view the new elevated cleaning and sanitation protocols on the Disney Cruise website

We will be updating this page as and when more cruise lines announce their new health and safety measures for cruising in the COVID-19 world.