Our American Express Preferred Partners have enhanced their cleanliness protocols to make your cruise experience safer than ever. 

AmaWaterways LogoCommitment to the health and safety of guests and crew remains of the utmost importance to AmaWaterways. They are working with global health authorities and local governments in the U.S. and around the world to follow all the most up-to-date health and safety protocols, some of which we been summarized in the link below. Experienced staff and crew have undergone special training and will be advised and guided by a Public Health Officer. 

https://m.icruise.com/cruise-lines/ama-waterways-health-safety-protocols.html 

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Avalon will reduce the overall capacity of each of its riverboats to encourage social distancing, introduce hourly disinfection of public areas and eliminate buffet and self-serve food options. Masks are available and passengers are encouraged to use them for safety drills and disembarking the vessel before tours. Full details can be found here:

https://www.avalonwaterways.ca/avalon-assurance/

 

Azamara19Cruise with Confidence. Until further notice, all ships in the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. fleet will adopt the following health screening protocols:  Effective Friday, March 6, mandatory, temperature screenings using digital, non-touch scanners has been conducted with guests, crewmembers, and visitors on embarkation day prior to boarding any vessel. If temperature registers about 100.4°F (38°C), the person and his/her travel companions will be referred to a secondary health screening. Guests who are denied boarding due to screening results will receive compensation.

https://www.azamara.com/loyalty/news/covid-19-health-screening-and-boarding-protocols 

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Cruise with Confidence.  Until further notice, all ships in the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. fleet will adopt the following health screening protocols:  Effective Friday, March 6, mandatory, temperature screenings using digital, non-touch scanners has been conducted with guests, crewmembers, and visitors on embarkation day prior to boarding any vessel. If temperature registers about 100.4°F (38°C), the person and his/her travel companions will be referred to a secondary health screening. Guests who are denied boarding due to screening results will receive compensation.

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Crystal understands that relationships are built on trust. With your continued trust in mind, we have applied our exacting attention to detail across all of our new safety measures. So while our touch may remain (intentionally) unseen, we deliver nothing less than total transparency in all matters regarding your health and wellness.

https://www.crystalcruises.com/crystal-clean 

StarsLuminous New Cleaning Technologies: Marriott International has initiated plans to roll out enhanced technologies at their properties, including electrostatic sprayers and the highest classification of disinfectants recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization to sanitize surfaces throughout hotels.

Cleaning Regimen Changes: When guests check into a Marriott International hotel, they will notice a number of additions to the cleaning regimen designed to set an even higher standard of cleanliness for the hotels, as well as modifications to associate-guest protocols developed to be consistent with recommended social distancing guidelines. See more at https://clean.marriott.com/

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Norwegian Cruise Line revealed its new health and safety protocols on June 1. These include mandatory touchless temperature screenings at embarkation, when returning to the ship, and before entering onboard events and dining venues. Capacity across the fleet will be reduced, and capacity in public rooms and events will be limited to encourage social distancing. Norwegian says that all normal activities will be available, but that capacity may be controlled and some modifications may be necessary. https://www.ncl.com/why-cruise-norwegian/book-with-confidence 

 

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Princess released preliminary details outlining additional sanitation protocols in terminals and onboard; free-flowing hand sanitizer throughout each vessel; daily health broadcasts; touch-free entrances and exits; and other measures. More information here: https://www.princess.com/plan/cruise-with-confidence/keeping-you-safe-and-healthy/ 

 

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection LogoThe Red Carnation Hotel Collection has introduced their Premium Purity™, an effective and sustainable self-disinfection solution. Through a proprietary coating, they render their hotel surfaces self-disinfecting and become an active participant in the continuous decomposition of microbes such as bacteria and viruses, and also pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). It also purifies the air and renders treated surfaces self-disinfecting in a chemical-free, sustainable, and healthful way. The solution combines two synergetic products with comprehensive service to provide  clients with a low-microbial indoor environment and high air quality.

 

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Regent Seven Seas will offer new health and safety protocols similar to those that Norwegian Cruise Line is rolling out (both lines are part of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings). More information here: https://www.rssc.com/HealthSafetyProtocols 

 
 

Royal Caribbean
Cruise with Confidence. Royal Caribbean will let you cancel any cruise that sets sail from now through April 30th, 2022. Whether it’s a booking you already have or one you make right now through September 30th, 2020, you’re covered. As long as you cancel at least 48 hours before your sail date, you’ll receive a Future Cruise Credit. The credit is valid to book and sail by December 31st, 2021 or 12 months after the date that you cancelled your original sailing — whichever is further.

https://www.royalcaribbean.com/healthy-cruising-panel 

Silversea LogoCruise with Confidence. Enforcing deep-cleaning protocols around the ships, including strong antiviral cleaners to sanitize exposed surfaces, as well as in-depth protocols to regularly clean public and crew areas, service areas and equipment. New protocols to ensure that only healthy guests and crew are boarded. We start with a daily call with Silversea leadership and various professionals to review the latest data on Covid-19 from reliable sources worldwide. Accordingly, we now require all passengers, crew and technicians joining a Silversea ship to share their travel history in the 15 days prior to boarding. If they have traveled to, from or through any area considered at risk for Covid-19 spread, they are denied boarding. 

https://www.silversea.com/travel-informations/general-information.html 

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Uniworld has introduced set meal times, eliminated buffet service and has discontinued self-service snacks, which will now be served by crew. Masks are available on buses and in cabins for guests, payments are now contactless, and books, magazines and brochures have been removed. Full details can be found here: https://www.uniworld.com/ca/why-uniworld/health-safety/ 

 

Windstar LogoOn July 14, Windstar announced detailed plans to refit its six vessels with with hospital-grade HEPA filters and ultraviolet germicidal irradiation. The line will employ a safe sanitization formula used in health care settings, and has partnered with the epidemiology department at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Center for ongoing guidance. In addition to health and temperature screenings at embarkation and enhanced sanitization procedures, Windstar will be staggering arrivals and departures to its yachts to promote social distancing, while expanded dining times throughout venues onboard will further reduce crowding.

https://www.windstarcruises.com/health-safety/ 

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Viking is committed to maintaining the safest and healthiest fleet in the industry. Viking believes that their smaller ships—which feature spacious public areas and staterooms—provide a much safer environment than mega liners. They maintain a high levelt standards for health and cleanliness—and we are currently finalizing additional protocols to make Viking safer, in cooperation with leading international experts. We will be sharing more information about this very soon.

 

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