By “relentlessly focusing on prevention and other measures” – including the testing of guests and crew members – public health risks associated with the pandemic can be mitigated in a cruise ship environment, according to new recommendations submitted by the Healthy Sail Panel to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
With the latest wave of cruise lines delaying their individual resumption dates in response to the CDC’s newly extended No Sail Order, CLIA is now working towards a unified policy approach that would apply to all of its member lines.
Cruise clients can expect ramped up boarding procedures and higher level screening but not much worse than that, according to new embarkation policies hammered out by CLIA and its member cruise lines over the weekend following a roundtable meeting between cruise line executives and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.
No doubt about it, the past six months have been unbelievably tough. It’s times like these that trusted brands shine through. “Collette has been in business for 102 years,” says Ron Lonsdale, Collette’s Vice President, Canada. “We have seen so many trying times in our industry. The learnings from the past apply today.”