Crystal Clean+ Program Aims To Make Cruises Safer
Cruise lines have been more patient with their full return than airlines and hotels, in part because they serve a less essential purpose. Disney has delayed departures until September 30; Royal Caribbean, October 1.
That doesn’t mean these companies aren’t working hard to implement safety measures.
Take Crystal Cruises, a line that offers a variety of river and ocean excursions in North America, Europe, and Asia. They’ve canceled all cruises through October 22, but have worked to build safety standards to give passengers a safe voyage when they hit the seas again.
The Crystal Clean+ program outlines safety protocols in 13 categories. A few stand out:
- Crystal will provide masks to its crew and guests.
- Guests will undergo temperature checks at the terminal and prior to embarkation.
- The crew will be tested for COVID-19 prior to departure and undergo frequent temperature checks onboard.
- The ships feature 100% fresh-air ventilation systems.
Read through the entire list to get a full idea of the cruise industry’s commitment to providing a safe travel environment.
For More Travel Guidance, Work With A Travel Advisor
Even with all the safety measures in place, you may still hesitate to book a trip.
There’s always a risk, and each destination requires diligence from every employee and guest. You can only control so much.
That’s why we encourage travelers to work with advisors. They can provide the right guidance at any time, but they’ve taken on added responsibility during the pandemic.
In fact, during the recent, virtual New Travel Conference, conference co-founder Shivani Vora said that “the role of the travel advisor is more valuable than ever.”
“[T]he right advisor can give you comfort and the latest information out there,” she added, “which, as the ad says, is priceless.”
When you get the travel bug, then, conduct proper research, explore safety protocols, and give a travel advisor a call.