Norwegian Cruise Line will vaccinate crew before sailings

Cathy Adams
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A major cruise line said it would vaccinate its crew against Covid-19 before any sailings.

Norwegian Cruise Line said it was “exploring all options regarding vaccinations for guests and crew and it is our intention that all crew members be vaccinated before boarding our vessels to begin their duties”.

“The safety of our guests, crew and communities we visit remains our highest priority. We continue to closely monitor the evolving impacts of the Covid-19 global pandemic and vaccine developments,” a spokesperson said.

It’s not known whether guests will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 before they can travel on one of its cruises.

Norwegian Cruise Line, headquartered in Miami, has a fleet of 17 ships. Sailings span the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Transatlantic routes.

Last week, Saga Cruises said that all passengers must have been vaccinated against Covid-19 at least 14 days before travel.

The firm’s newest ship, Spirit of Adventure, is due to enter service in under 15 weeks.

She is due to sail from Dover on 4 May on a Baltic cruise – the first voyage for over a year for Saga.

The Foreign Office currently warns against sea-going cruises, saying: “This is due to the ongoing pandemic and is based on medical advice from Public Health England.”

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