First cruise line resumes sailings in the Caribbean

   November 10, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

The first cruise company to sail in the Caribbean since the global shutdown due to the pandemic back in March officially resumed operations. 

The superyacht SeaDream I officially set sail from Barbados (Bridgetown) on Saturday, November 7, for a 7-day voyage with port calls in Grenada (St Georges) and St Vincent Island (Kingstown, Grenadines).

SeaDream Yacht Club is the first cruise company to set sail in the Caribbean with SeaDream I. The cruise line is specialized in small ship cruising with intimate sailings. 

The 110-guest yacht had been cruising in Norway and then had a quick call in the UK prior to crossing the Atlantic to Barbados. The vessel has successfully navigated the crisis under strict health and safety protocols to prevent the spread of the virus. 

SeaDream I has 7 itineraries planned before the end of the year all departing from Bridgetown, Barbados for 7-day sailings. 

Vacationers can expect a new boarding process as the company has strict health protocols. All passengers are required to be COVID-19 tested twice before boarding SeaDream I. The first required by Barbados needs passengers to present proof of a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR swab test no older than 72 hours before entering the country. And this is also required by SeaDream Yacht Club. The second test is right before boarding the cruise ship. 

Once onboard, crew and guests are not required to wear masks. Since a COVID-free ‘bubble' has been created, the extra step of wearing masks is not required.