Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has become the first cruise line to receive a “green” approval from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) on its No Sail Response plan. This approval means the cruise line has complied with the CDC’s requirements under its no sail order and is providing a safe environment for crew members to work and disembark via non-commercial travel – allowing crew to now disembark via commercial travel.
To receive this approval, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line met and will meet moving forward, the following criteria:
• No confirmed cases of COVID-19 for 28 days;
• Crew members must come from a ship that had no confirmed cases of COVID-19 for 28 days;
• Land-based crew who embarked must have been immediately quarantined for 14 days;
• Cruise lines must submit signed attestation of commercial travel.
“Navigating the difficult waters of COVID-19 has been a challenge that our industry has faced with grace and we’re excited to be the first to receive the CDC’s approval on our No Sail Response plan,” said Lisa Schillig, director of port and terminal operations at Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line. “We’ve already implemented all of our new and improved health and safety guidelines onboard and we know that while cruising will look a bit different when we return, we are doing everything possible to ensure a safe, healthy and memorable vacation experience. We look forward to providing our guests with the same quality service and experiences that we’re known for as we move into the ‘new normal’ that lies ahead.”
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s extensive list of health and safety measures are being implemented from embarkation to disembarkation, keeping guests and crew members safe and healthy. New protocols include closing two-passenger stateroom decks to reduce crowds onboard, requiring all terminal staff to wear masks and remain behind safety plexiglass to minimize contact with guests, suspension of self-service buffet stations, keeping tables and seating areas six feet apart, reducing tour buses for excursions to 50 percent capacity, mandatory temperature screenings for all guests and more.
For full details on Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s improved health and safety measures, please visit www.BahamasParadiseCruise.com/COVID-19-safety-measures. For information on the cruise line or to book a cruise, visit www.BahamasParadiseCruise.com. Follow Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line on Facebook at Facebook.com/BPCruiseLine, Instagram @BahamasParadiseCruiseLine, and Twitter @BPCruiseLine.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is the only provider of two-night cruises to Grand Bahama Island and Nassau and the originator of the unique Cruise & Stay program, letting travelers extend their Bahamas adventure with a distinctive resort stay. Recently named Best Short Cruise by Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2020 Editor-in-Chief Awards, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line sets sail daily from West Palm Beach and operates two ships, Grand Celebration and Grand Classica – which recently earned Cruise Critic’s 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Award for Best Entertainment. The company is majority-owned by the family of former Norwegian Cruise Line President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Sheehan.