Enhanced Cruise Health & Safety

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At Seabourn, our highest priorities are compliance, environmental protection and the health, safety and well-being of our guests, crew and the extraordinary destinations we visit.

When you sail with Seabourn, you can also enjoy the small-ship advantages that come with fewer guests on board, including: 

  • Some of the most generous space-to-guest ratios in the industry
  • All ocean-front suites most with private furnished verandas
  • Multiple dining options that offer outdoor and indoor seating
  • Easy-to-make private arrangements for shore excursions, car transfers, dining reservations and more
  • A Book with Confidence policy for worry-free planning
  • Seabourn has consulted a panel of eminent virologists, epidemiologists, engineers and public health experts, and tasked them with assessing our physical facilities and procedures and suggesting any enhancements or changes to further reduce the risk of contagion. Their suggestions have been incorporated into the training, operation and supervision of our onboard sanitation routines.

    Your Seabourn ship travels with medical capabilities on board via a Medical Center staffed by doctors and nurses trained to care for a full spectrum of medical scenarios, including COVID-19.

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    Server dispensing handsanitizer to ensure enhanced health and safety on a Seabourn cruise ship

    Enhanced Health And Safety Protocols

    Our expert panel looked at every aspect of our proposed cruise operations, and recommended enhancements to further protect the health and safety of our guests and staff. The following are improved protocols you can expect during your voyage as part of our Travel Safe program.

    1  BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME

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     DOWNLOAD SEABOURN SOURCE APP
    The Seabourn Source app offers helpful tools for planning, as well as information in distancing and contactless options.

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    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Purchasing travel insurance is strongly recommended to protect against losses from trip cancellation/delay, emergency medical care and evacuation.

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    PLAN TO ARRIVE PROTECTED AND HEALTHY
    The week of your trip, practice recommended public health measures. Complete your pre-boarding health questionnaire and complete your required PCR COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours prior to departure.

     

    2 PRE-CRUISE AND EMBARKATION

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    REPEATED SCREENINGS PRIOR TO EMBARKATION
    In addition to the test prior to departure from home, expect screenings at airports and another COVID-19 test administered during the embarkation procedure.

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    DYNAMIC BOARDING TIMES
    Guests will board based on their arrival time and the scheduled transfers from the airport to the terminal. Physical distancing will be in effect.

    3 ON BOARD

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    COHORTS
    Maintain a safety-oriented environment, cohorts traveling together will be encouraged on board in restaurants, bars and other venues.

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    MASK-WEARING - FOR AGES 2 AND UP IN ALL PUBLIC AREAS
    Wearing masks is mandatory for all guests and crew whenever physical distancing cannot be maintained both on board and during excursions. Masks must comply with CDC standards. For your convenience, Seabourn will provide masks for all guests on board. 

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    DISTANCING
    Adequate physical distance from others should be maintained in terminals, on board and during shore excursions.

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    VENTILATION
    Air management and ventilation strategies, enhanced filters and other technologies are employed where feasible to increase fresh air and mitigate risk of illness

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    ELEVATED SANITATION PROTOCOLS
    Enhanced sanitation procedures on board will include some changes in service style for food and beverages, continuous sanitizing of surfaces, will use EPA-listed disinfectants proven to kill novel coronaviruses, and more numerous hand sanitizer stations.

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    ENHANCED CREW HEALTH SCREENINGS
    All shipboard staff will undergo daily temperature checks and COVID-19 surveillance checks. Crew will also be tested routinely.

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    MEDICAL CAPABILITY
    A risk-based response plan is in place to manage medical needs, including dedicated suites allocated for isolation and other operational measures on board, and advance arrangements have been made with private providers for quarantine accommodation, medical care and transportation ashore.

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    EMERGENCY RESPONSE IN CASE OF INFECTION
    For your peace of mind, a rigorous emergency response plan has been prepared to screen and isolate ill person(s) when necessary; trace, notify and isolate their contacts and arrange for medical evacuation if necessary.

    4 DISEMBARKATION

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    PRE-DISEMBARKATION SCREENING
    Additional screening will be administered before you disembark from your voyage.

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    CONTACT TRACING
    Close contacts will be traced and managed in the event of a potential or confirmed case.