Norwegian Cruise Line Releases New Protocols

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Norwegian Cruise Line shares new protocols. (Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line.)

Norwegian Cruise Line has been working closely with the CDC and have released their new protocols, and strategic applications. Below are the new safety measures the cruise line will be immediately implementing fleetwide, with more in development.

All-New Air Filtration
Installation of medical-grade air-filters, H13 HEPA, that remove 99.95 percent of airborne pathogens across our entire fleet to ensure the air you breathe is clean.

Enhanced Screening Protocols
All guests will undergo an enhanced pre-embarkation health screening, and those considered at risk will undergo additional screening. Additionally, all crew will undergo extensive screening prior to embarkation and constant monitoring throughout the voyage. Touchless temperature checks and continuous monitoring of guests and crew throughout the voyage will help identify potential health issues, offering an additional layer of prevention and protection.

Increased Sanitation Measures 
All ships are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected prior to every voyage in accordance with company protocols, which are developed in partnership with CDC’s Vessel Sanitation Program. Embarkation terminals will be sanitized continuously, and, where possible, fogged before and after each embarkation and debarkation. Further, all staterooms, suites and public areas will be cleaned, sanitized and disinfected at an increased frequency, and including the use of Electrostatic Spray Technology.

Increased sanitation efforts include:

  • Social Distancing—To provide even more space for responsible social distancing, guest capacity on board will be reduced. Staggered embarkation and online check-in will be implemented for proper social distancing. In addition, we are committed to reducing capacity in all public areas throughout the voyage.
  • Enhanced Medical Resources—Onboard medical centers will be fully equipped with the latest testing kits and medical supplies. We are also increasing our medical team fleetwide. Additionally, each ship has dedicated isolation accommodations should the need arise.
  • Extended Ship to Shore—We’re partnering with our local destinations and tour operators to ensure our industry-leading health and sanitation protocols extend to the shoreside experience.
    We will only visit safe, open ports of call, which may cause changes to your itinerary. Keeping our guests up-to-date with the latest confirmed changes impacting their itineraries is a top priority.

This is just the start of a wave of new technologies and enhancements Norwegian is rolling out, so that you can explore the world.

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