Traveling and Staying Healthy

Cruise Industry Health & Safety Guidance

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.

Learn more about our Enhanced Cruise Health & Safety protocols.

Our team recommends the following routine best practices for travel:

  • Practice healthy travel habits always — According to the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the simplest and most effective way to prevent illness, is to take extra care to practice basic health habits, including:
    • Washing your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
    • Taking advantage of hand sanitizer wherever it’s available
    • Covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing using a tissue or your bent elbow. And always dispose of the used tissue and wash your hands afterwards
    • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands 
    • Avoiding close contact with sick people
  • Pack extra medication — Guests are always encouraged to travel with at least two weeks of extra medication beyond the length of the cruise, when possible, in the event of unexpected travel delays and emergencies. Also bring a list of the names, strengths and dosages of all medications in case refills are required.
  • Mobile phone instructions — Remember to enable an international travel plan inclusive of voice and data. Cell phone networks vary by country and Wi-Fi is not as available in some destinations. An international plan will enable you to stay connected at a reasonable rate and ensure you can be contacted.
  • Provide Emergency Contacts — In rare circumstances, it may be necessary to reach an emergency contact on your behalf. Provide a validated emergency contact & phone number within your booking. The emergency contact should not be traveling with you, but another personal connection.
  • Purchase travel insurance — It’s always a good idea to purchase SeabournShield, or some other form of travel protection, not only to protect you from any losses stemming from unforeseeable circumstances during your vacation, but to give you confidence to make new plans. This should extend to airfare bookings, as well.  Make sure you fully understand any policy you purchase to understand what is and isn’t covered.
  • Be aware of latest health advisories — New travel restrictions may change with short notice.

Getting Ready for Travel and Staying Healthy