The travel and tourism community were hit the hardest amongst many in the pandemic of 2020. They were shutting down almost entirely for a couple of months worldwide. Amongst the many in the industry, the cruise lines were the first to be shut down. But you will now be able to cruise earlier than you think. The cruise lines have taken safety against the virus very seriously, and so should you.They have been working night and day to get back in business with proper functioning ways and plans incase of emergencies, hence the long waiting time.
Cruising post-corona will be a little different than one might imagine it to be as cruise companies will have formulated plans to deal with the control and isolation of the virus. Some changes that may be evident at first sight are a precautionary measure in case of an emergency breakout. Agenciesgood at cruise deal and safe operations should be your choice while booking any cruise post corona. Apart from the basic sanitation that you would generally follow during corona here are some things that you should follow and look out for.
Screening at the port.
Just like airports around the world cruise ports will also have mandatory passenger screening—scanning passengers for symptoms before they board any vessel.
While keeping in mind the requirement of social distancing- cruise liners will most likely travel with a reduced number of voyagers. It would assure the safety and limit the number of infections if any.
Smaller cruise lines will find it more manageable.
From embarkation to offloading the requirements on a smaller cruise will be far less compared to large cruise liners that cater to thousands.
Onboard quarantine facilities.
With nowhere to go, if there are any casualty onboard cruise liners must be prepared well in advance to isolate the infected people effectively. This would be a requirement to be fulfilled by every vessel. Cruise lines should be able to provide isolation for 5% passenger and crew each.
Cruise liners have a history ofinfectious diseases. They are prepared in advance to prevent the spread of any communicable illness when it comes to keeping and maintaining cleanliness. These procedures will be upgraded to be more effective and efficient.
You will see the increase in the availability of hand sanitation stations throughout the ship. Sanitize as often as possible.
Ask if there are HEPA filters throughout the ventilation systems aboard the cruise.
Keep away fromthe buffet! Yes, this could be one of the most noticeable changes aboard any cruise ship as they will be complying to strict social distancing protocols. You would most likely be served a pre-packaged menu.