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Travel How the Cruise Industry Got Passengers Home After the Travel Ban

18:20  21 september  2020
18:20  21 september  2020 Source:   cntraveler.com

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  The ultimate guide to Norwegian Cruise Line ships and itineraries Looking for a cruise where you can do what you want, whenever you want, without a lot of structure and rules? Norwegian Cruise Line could be your brand. The Miami-based cruise line pioneered the idea of “Freestyle Cruising” — cruising without rigid dining schedules and dress codes and formal nights — and it’s still the …The Miami-based cruise line pioneered the idea of “Freestyle Cruising” — cruising without rigid dining schedules and dress codes and formal nights — and it’s still the go-to line for vacationers who want a floating resort experience with a casual, laissez-faire vibe.

Lost in the coverage of outbreaks on a few ships was the cruise industry 's extraordinary effort in getting thousands of travelers home safely. Their first problem was assisting stranded cruisers . When President Trump announced his European travel ban on March 11, an estimated 1.1 million

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a small boat in a body of water: A Viking Ocean Cruises ship near Øksfjord, Norway © Viking Cruises A Viking Ocean Cruises ship near Øksfjord, Norway

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As the coronavirus exploded on the world stage, cruise lines faced the most visible challenge of any sector of the travel industry. Their first problem was assisting stranded cruisers. When President Trump announced his European travel ban on March 11, an estimated 1.1 million passengers were still at sea, according to Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). Crews, no strangers to the art of crisis response, launched a coordinated effort to bring them back, in spite of port closures and other obstacles. “Their dedication shined during this time,” says Crystal Cruises president and CEO Tom Wolber. His company was one of many that had no reported COVID-19 cases—a reality that may surprise some, given the media's sensationalistic depictions of the pandemic's impact on cruise ships.

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With no passengers to look after and their quarantines completed, the employees are Cruise ship crew unaffected by Covid-19 are able to disembark and travel via commercial aviation, but only on a case-by-case basis with prior CDC approval. "I feel that the cruise ship industry , we're being vilified.

Passengers were also banned from exiting the ship in Sri Lanka. Like the Norwegian Jewel, the Much of the travel industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic -- hoteliers "So much will be dependent on how this continues to unfold and what will be the cruise line's response after their

Those aboard Viking Cruises' In Search of the Northern Lights expedition, which was called back two days into a 13-day sail around the North Sea, describe seamless service by the crew, who provided cocktails and news to jittery guests as the ship reversed course and arranged transfers. “Announcements were made regularly, and the entire team was supportive of us, and each other,” says passenger (and Condé Nast Traveler contributor) Carrie Mitchell.

Silversea's expedition branch navigated travel restrictions that changed daily to retrieve guests from remote corners of Southeast Asia. In the end, says Roberto Martinoli, president and CEO, “We even chartered 24 private planes to fly guests home.”

Simultaneously, cruise lines had to help travelers whose plans had been scuttled by the pandemic, with sailings paused and reports of furloughed cruise staff. By May, companies were offering full cash refunds or large compensation alternatives, including 125 percent credits for sailings through 2022.

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Passengers with plans to travel by cruise ship should contact their cruise line companies directly for further information and continue to monitor the Travel .state.gov website and see the latest information from the CDC.

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As the industry readies for its eventual return to the seas, what's most reassuring is the spirit of solidarity and cooperation cruise companies have demonstrated. In July, two of the world's largest, Royal Caribbean Group (owner of Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, and Silversea) and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (owner of Norwegian, Regent Seven Seas, and Oceania), announced the Healthy Sail Panel, a consortium of prominent physicians and public health experts, to develop sharper safety standards. As Frank J. Del Rio, president and CEO of Norwegian, says, “We compete for the vacationing consumer's business every day, but we never compete on health and safety standards.” One more reason to feel good about setting sail again.

This article appeared in the October 2020 issue of Condé Nast Traveler. Subscribe to the magazine here.

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