The cruise industry is ready to resume many sailings this summer! Vaccinations will be required for both guests and crew from the following lines:
- American Queen Steamboat Company
- Celebrity Cruises
- Crystal Cruises
- Royal Caribbean
- UnCruise Adventures
- Virgin Voyages
- Victory Cruise Lines
The requirements apply to sailings that could begin this spring and summer 2021.
We would like to share this information with you from Kelly, president of CLIA.
“Over the past eight months, a highly-controlled resumption of cruising has continued in Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific—with nearly 400,000 passengers sailing to date in more than 10 major cruise markets. These voyages were successfully completed with industry-leading protocols that have effectively mitigated the spread of COVID-19. Additional sailings are planned in the Mediterranean and Caribbean later this spring and summer,” said Kelly Craighead, CLIA’s President and CEO.
According to the trade association, the very small fraction of reported COVID cases (fewer than 50 based on public reports) is dramatically lower than the rate on land or in any other transportation mode. “This is a testament to the industry’s unparalleled expertise, gained over more than half a century, in coordinating movements of guests and crew, efficiently organizing complex embarkations and excursions, and designing vessels that are more technologically advanced and operationally agile than any other mode of transportation,” said Craighead.