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Princess Cruises Commitment to Health and Safety

Please read below for Princess Cruises new policies regarding their commitment to the health and safety of guests.

Book by Nov 30, 2020

Your Health & Safety is Our Priority — Cruise with Confidence

Princess Cruises is actively working with public health officials and medical experts in an effort to do everything possible to prevent illness, including COVID-19, onboard their ships. Here are some actions they are taking to ensure you, their guest, can sail confidently and safely with Princess.

 

PRE-CRUISE

Changing Itineraries: We constantly monitor the global health map and cancel or modify itineraries to impacted areas. We also prevent guests and crew who have recently traveled through these high-risk locations from boarding.

 

Enhancing Health Requirements: We 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.

 

If you meet any of these criteria, please contact Princess as soon as possible, definitely before you travel to the terminal for embarkation. If you’re unable to sail because of these restrictions, you’ll receive a full cruise credit.

 

 

EMBARKATION

Stepping Up Screenings: At embarkation, we’ll require all guests and crew to participate in mandatory health screenings, which may include a thermal scan to check temperatures, and in some cases secondary screenings. Depending on the results, we will deny certain individuals boarding if we feel they could pose a risk to others.

 

Enhancing Sanitation Procedures in Embarkation Terminals: Beginning in select terminals on March 7, 2020, highly touched surfaces throughout each embarkation terminal will be sanitized continuously, and terminals will be thoroughly sanitized and, where possible, fogged before and after each embarkation and debarkation.

 

ONBOARD 

Cleaning Everywhere!: In addition to the rigorous daily cleaning regimen we already have, we are establishing additional sanitation measures on all our ships, which include sanitizing frequently touched surfaces in all public areas – from tables and chairs to casino chips and fitness machines – even more often than we did before.

 

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 Our Crew Healthy: Each day, we are raising awareness daily of how to maintain a healthy environment on board by reinforcing frequent hand-washing, avoiding hand contact, reporting guests who present signs of illness and more. We will also more actively enforce crew hand-washing and provide more hand sanitizers in crew areas.

 

Revising Medical Protocols & Staying Prepared: Every Princess ship sails with a highly capable medical team that will receive special training for COVID-19. Any guest or crew member who exhibits symptoms of respiratory illness will strongly be encouraged to visit the Medical Center for a complimentary consultation and, if appropriate, screening for COVID-19.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

24/7 Monitoring and Preparedness: Our team monitors world health developments from our state-of-the-art Fleet Operations Center in Santa Clarita, California, and offices around the world 24-7. We are also in close contact with major health agencies, medical experts and partners in the travel industry so we can act quickly to revise plans and protocols as the situation evolves.

 

Your Health and Safety Is Our Top Priority: Princess is working closely with public health officials to keep COVID-19 away from our ships. Here are some actions we are taking to ensure that you can sail safely and confidently. Click here for Princess Cruises Health and Safety Infographic (PDF)

 

Stay Healthy While Cruising: Here are some healthy travel habits recommended by the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control — be sure to practice them on your next Princess® cruise! Click here for Princess Cruises Stay Healthy While Cruising Infographic (PDF) 

 

New Onboard Health Protocols: Here are some new health protocols that you can expect to see on board your next cruise with us! Click here for Princess Cruises Onboard Preventative Measures Infographic (PDF)  

 

From relaxing pursuits and enriching activities to world-class entertainment and gourmet cuisine, when you step aboard a Princess ship, you are setting a course for a world of wonderful new discoveries. Today, Princess Cruise Line has grown to become the third largest cruise line in the world, renowned for innovative ships, an array of onboard options and an environment of exceptional customer service. Princess carries 1.7 million guests each year to destinations around the globe ranging in length from three to 114 days, allowing you to see the world and connect to what matters most.

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