During these tough unprecedented Covid-19 times, businesses and companies put up safety measures to protect their clients and staff from the virus. The covid-19 protocols have enabled the cruise lines to provide the best guest experience while protecting the safety and health of the crew, guests, and the communities being visited. There are several important protocols that are currently being put in place. The Great Lakes Cruise company have also set up protective measures to ensure all travellers can enjoy the voyage while remaining safe throughout the entire trip.
Guests are encouraged to get authorized covid-19 vaccinations that will protect, them from the virus. The guests will also be asked to show proof of their vaccination status.
The guests are encouraged to wear safety masks, especially if they are not fully vaccinated, while in public spaces. Public areas in ships include elevators, retail shops, and during the embarking and disembarking process. You should ensure the mask covers the mouth, nose, and chin. You can wash a fabric mask or dispose of a medical mask in a dustbin.
Testing and social distancing
All guests must take a Covid-19 test before the trip. The cruise lines also have isolation rooms and a certified medical doctor to provide medical assistance if need be. Visitors should remain at least 6-feet apart to maintain social distancing. This will ensure everyone remains safe and enjoys the journey.
The ships will have enhanced air filtration systems that will promote good ventilation by removing impure air. Opening windows is a great way of increasing natural ventilation when you are on board and indoors.
Enhanced Sanitation procedures
The visitors are encouraged to wash and sanitize their hands using the sanitizer dispensers and hand-washing sinks. The staterooms and public areas will be frequently and thoroughly cleaned using disinfectants. The rooms will be thoroughly maintained and cleaned every day to promote good hygiene on board. The public areas that are regularly touched such as faucets, tables, and door handles will be frequently cleaned with disinfectants to ensure they are safe for use.
Crew and Staff training
The staff and crew have been trained on how to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the ships, by upholding the highest cleaning standards. Moreover, they will ensure the safety protocols are being followed by guests to keep everyone safe. If there happens to be a covid-19 patient on board, they are trained to handle the situation safely so the patient can get medical help and other visitors can remain safe. However, chances of having a positive covid-19 patient on board are non-existent because of the rigorous testing process before embarking on the ship.
The ships put the safety of their guests and staff first. The safety protocols, regional travel restrictions, and guest conduct rules vary by destination and ship. However, the main safety protocols in all ships include being vaccinated, wearing masks, maintaining social distance, cleaning public areas frequently, and sanitizing hands. The ships will ensure you have a great and enjoyable voyage by prioritizing your safety and those of the staff.