Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is the first cruise line to receive a “green” approval from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) on its No Sail Response plan.
Navigating the difficult waters of COVID-19 has and continues to be a challenge for the cruise industry. While countries went in lockdown and closed their borders, the industry worked hard on getting guests and crew safely back home. Meanwhile the industry suspended its operations and worked closely with the CDC, and other health authorities, to establish new health and safety measures.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, which offers two-day voyages out of Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island and Nassau, recently introduced new health and safety protocols. The new measures encompass protocols for guest accommodations, common areas onboard the ships, recreational facilities, food hygiene, crew and more.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has received approval from the CDC on its No Sail Response plan. This means the cruise line has complied with the CDC’s requirements under its No Sail Order and is providing a safe environment for crew members to work and disembark via non-commercial travel – allowing crew to now disembark via commercial travel.
To receive this approval, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line met, and will meet moving forward, the following criteria:
- No confirmed cases of COVID-19 for 28 days
- Crew members must come from a ship that had no confirmed cases of COVID-19 for 28 days
- Land-based crew who embarked must have been immediately quarantined for 14 days
- Cruise lines must submit signed attestation of commercial travel
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is the first to receive the CDC’s approval on its No Sail Response plan. The extensive list of health and safety measures are being implemented from embarkation to disembarkation, keeping guests and crew members safe and healthy. New protocols include closing two-passenger stateroom decks to reduce crowds onboard, requiring all terminal staff to wear masks and remain behind safety plexiglass to minimize contact with guests, suspension of self-service buffet stations, keeping tables and seating areas six feet apart, reducing tour buses for excursions to 50 percent capacity, mandatory temperature screenings for all guests, and more.
Bahamas Paradise hopes to resume sailing July 25, if the CDC’s no-sail order expires on July 24. The first sailing onboard Grand Celebration will take place on July 25th. The company’s second ship, Grand Classica, will resume operations on October 2nd. For more info and bookings visit Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line.