Princess is working closely with public health officials to keep COVID-19 away from their ships. Here are some actions they are taking to ensure that you can sail safely and confidently.
Itinerary Optimisations & Proactive Planning
They are constantly monitoring the world health map and modifying itineraries to impacted areas. Their team is tracking world health developments 24 hours a day from our state-of-the-art Fleet Operations Centre in Santa Clarita, CA, and from their offices around the world. They are in close contact with government health authorities and medical experts.
Enhanced Health Screenings & Terminal Sanitation
At embarkation, all guests and crew will be required to participate in mandatory health screenings that will include thermal scanning to check temperatures. Guests and crew with symptoms of illness will be denied boarding. All terminals will be thoroughly sanitised before and after each embarkation.
Princess cruises will deny boarding to guests and crew if they:
Have been in contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 or a person being monitored for COVID-19.
Are suffering from a fever or flu-like symptoms prior to embarkation.
In addition to our existing rigorous daily cleaning regimen, they are establishing supplementary sanitation and cleaning measures on board all Princess ships. This includes more frequent sanitisation of all frequently hand-touched surfaces in public areas, from tables and chairs to casino chips and fitness machines. They will also use hospital-grade disinfectant solutions known to immediately kill all traces of COVID-19 in public areas and when cleaning guest and crew staterooms.
Free-flowing Hand Sanitizer
We already have hand-washing sinks or hand sanitizer dispensers in front of entrances to all dining venues and the buffet. Crew will monitor entrances to all venues to encourage all guests wash their hands before entering. We are also adding additional hand sanitizer dispensers in high-traffic areas around the ship.
Keeping Crew Healthy
They are raising crew awareness of how to maintain a healthy environment on board by providing daily health communications that reinforce frequent hand-washing, avoiding hand contact and more. They are helping crew recognise the symptoms of COVID-19 and
asking them to report any signs of guest or crew illness to the Medical Centre.
Enhanced Medical Protocols & Preparedness
Every Princess ship sails with a highly capable Medical Team. Their doctors and nurses have received special training on COVID-19. Any individual experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness will be encouraged to visit the Medical Centre for a complimentary medical consultation and, if appropriate, screening for COVID-19.
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