As we anticipate the return to cruising, the cruise lines are slowly releasing what it will be like when we return. NCL has recently released their plans for a return to service. Including health screenings, enhanced sanitation and upgraded medical facilities.
Upon embarkation, all passengers will go through enhanced health screening and those passengers who are considered high risk, will undergo additional screenings. One of the ways they will be screening will be through touch less temperature checks. For crew, this will be done multiple times through out the day and voyage.
For Passengers, you can expect the following temperature checks.
NCL did not elaborate on what the Touch less Temperature checks will involve. It will be interesting to find out how this impacts the cruise experience.
NCL will or have installed new medical grade filters on all of their ships. These H13 HEPA Filters will filter out 95% of pathogens 0.1 microns or smaller.
All ships and terminals will go through enhanced cleaning before, during and after each cruise.
Staterooms and public areas will go through deeper and more frequent cleanings. They will use fogging techniques with a natural disinfectant to kill virusus. Likely you will see cleaning everywhere you go and through out the day and night.
Buffets will no longer be self serve so will be staffed with personal for your assistance with food and beverages.
Social distancing will be used as well and will be done through:
Enhanced Medical Resources
Fleetwide, NCL is increasing supplies and medial personal in their medical centers. Testing kits and additinal medical equipment is being added.
Testing Kits and medical supplies include:
In addition, they will have enhanced health and medical training and adding the on board position of health officer.
Likely over the next few weeks and month, we will see more of the cruise lines release their plans to start cruising again. Most will start back up in August and later. With these type of actions being taken, will you be ready to cruise again?
For more information, check out the notice from NCL.
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