A return to cruising is on the horizon, and like you, we can’t wait to #readysetsail!
As the cruise lines prepare to sail in 2021 and 2022, many changes are ahead for passengers who plan to take to the seas post-pandemic. New procedures and safety protocols are being implemented so travelers can safely sail together again.
Here are a few of the possible changes to expect on your next cruise:
Passengers can expect more touch-free options for ordering food and processing payments, using the ship’s app for activity planning and reservations, and “attending” e-muster drills that eliminate the need to gather groups in small spaces.
While buffets could continue to be featured at mealtimes, crew will be serving passengers to reduce the sharing of utensils. More grab-and-go options might also be available.
With so many cruise lines owning private islands in the Caribbean, a stop in these ports will most likely become routine on their itineraries.
Controlling the spread of Covid over the next several years will be key around the world. Many destinations will require negative Covid tests or proof of vaccination before disembarking.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Enforced times for each are to be expected, possibly with online methods for checking in and out to control crowds. Passengers might be required to test negative for Covid before disembarking and returning home.
Shorter itineraries, an increasing popularity of small ships, and more unique destinations will trend for both ocean and river cruises. The industry expects a boom in multigenerational vacations as families can safely reunite after a long period of social distancing, and “bucket list” itineraries will draw those who have missed cruising and want a particularly special vacation.
We are so excited that the cruise industry is planning for a return to cruising and how we can safely sail the seas once again! Let’s discuss your next cruise vacation together!