Miami, FL–Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), a global cruise travel company, announced in a press release that it had updated its health and safety protocols by removing all COVID-19 testing, masking, and vaccination requirements effective October 4, 2022.
According to the report, Norwegian Cruise Line company updated its health and safety guidelines since the pandemic, aligning it with other global travel organizations. They had stopped all operations during the pandemic and resumed operations in January this year.
Although the infection rate of the pandemic has drastically reduced, it was only recently that authorities officially lifted the mask and RT-PCR requirements. Many countries, including Canada, many countries in Europe, and the Middle East, lifted COVID-19 travel restrictions in September.
“Health and safety are always our first priority; in fact, we were the health and safety leaders from the very start of the pandemic,” said Harry Sommer, Norwegian Cruise Line CEO, and president, in the news release. “Many travelers have been patiently waiting to take their long-awaited vacation at sea, and we cannot wait to celebrate their return.”
With the easing of Norwegian cruise line’s health and safety protocols, the report states that NCL would continue to follow the travel guidelines required by the destinations it visits.
Norwegian Cruise Line is an American cruise line founded in 1966 and headquartered in Miami. They are the world’s third-largest cruise company in terms of the volume of passengers. They have a fleet of 18 ships and offer services to almost 400 destinations, including Great Stirrup Cay, the company’s private island in the Bahamas, and its resort destination, Harvest Caye, in Belize. Packages include cruises and on-shore experiences at destinations.
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