Cruising 2021 is looking good
Updated from 7 Oct 2020
Overnight, CLIA Global President and CEO Kelly Craighead announced at the Seatrade Cruise Virtual conference that CLIA ocean cruise line members worldwide have agreed to conduct 100% testing of passengers and crew on all ships — with a negative test required for any embarkation.
This global commitment – applicable for all ocean-going cruise line members worldwide for ships carrying 250 or more people – represents a major step forward for our industry as we work to build confidence among travellers, governments and communities.
It will provide a vital reassurance to health authorities as we discuss the wider measures under development across the cruise industry, including governments in Australia and New Zealand.
Backed by additional screening measures such as temperature checks, health declarations and medical reviews if necessary, the 100% testing commitment means every passenger and crew member will need to test negative to COVID-19 before being allowed to board. For crew, it will involve multiple stages of testing as well as minimum quarantine periods and ongoing periodical testing.
This is great news for our cruising industry and we can start to see some ships back in the water offering great deals with extra safety measures in place.