Crystal River Cruises Extends Vaccination Mandate Until End of 2022


Staff welcome guests aboard the Crystal Ravel river cruise ship, August 29 (Crystal Cruises)

Posted on Sep 21, 2021 1:01 AM by

The maritime executive

Ultra-luxury line Crystal River Cruises has announced that it will extend its vaccination requirements for guests and crew until the end of next year, giving passengers more certainty over health protocols for reservations. futures.

“The health and safety of our guests and crew is paramount to everything we do at Crystal River Cruises, and as such, we will need a full vaccination until 2022 so our guests can continue. to explore the world in comfort and safety, ”said Walter Littlejohn, executive vice president and general manager of Crystal River Cruises. “After months of planning and preparation, we welcomed the passengers on board at the end of August and the feedback has been great. The extension of the vaccination requirement provides our passengers with the health and safety information and assurances that they need to plan their future trips. “

Line health and safety protocols will continue to require that all guests and crew have completed a full COVID-19 vaccination cycle (with two doses, if the manufacturer recommends it) at least 14 days prior to their date. boarding. Passengers will need to provide documents proving vaccination at the time of check-in before boarding the ship.

In addition to health and safety assurance, the vaccination requirement will give guests the freedom to explore the land on their own, without a protective “bubble” tour. Fully vaccinated passengers also have an easier time traveling across multiple national jurisdictions, the line said.

Other protective measures include COVID-19 boarding tests for guests and crew; temperature controls on return from dry land; an “agile” mask policy; social distancing guidelines; and improved cleaning. Like many other operators, Crystal River Cruises also requires its crew members to wear masks in all public areas.

As a luxury operator, Crystal River Cruises has the added benefit of a high volume-to-passenger ratio for built-in social distancing. Its all-suite ships were built for about half the number of passengers than ships of comparable size operated by other companies. His Mozart crystal is Europe’s most spacious river vessel, with a beam twice the width of any competitor and room for just 120 guests.