Azamara Cruises revealed the brand’s ‘Explore Well at Sea’ programme ahead of the return to service in August 2021.
Through the line’s commitment to wellness, Azamara is implementing new standards with the launch of the ‘Explore Well at Sea’ programme to enhance the onboard experience, keeping passengers’ safety and peace of mind its top priority.
Via the guidance of the Healthy Sail Panel, travellers can expect advanced screening protocols like fully vaccinated crew members and vacationers, enhanced sanitation measures and medical services.
Azamara revealed it will continue to evaluate those protocols and update them as the global situation and public health standards evolve. Booked passengers and travel partners will be advised of the latest requirements before cruise departure.
‘Explore Well at Sea’ Program highlights include:
Testing & Screening: All passengers are required to be fully vaccinated 2 weeks before sailing, as an added layer of protection to keep travellers and crew members safe, in addition to providing a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result. Complimentary COVID-19 testing and medical evaluations are available onboard.
Air Filtration: According to Azamara, with new HVAC filtration systems, the air indoors "is comparable to the fresh sea air." The advanced filtration system takes in fresh sea air and moves it through a 2-stage filter, plus copper coils, to eliminate ~99.99% of germs, making the transmission of aerosol particles between spaces low to virtually impossible.
Cleaning Protocols: Advanced cleaning protocols & guidelines approved by the CDC and recommended by the Healthy Sail Panel are followed. Every nook of the cruise ships will be regularly cleaned and sanitized. New standards feature the use of EPA-certified disinfectants, enhanced team member training, and techniques like electrostatic spraying.
Medical Capabilities: An enhanced medical facility is found onboard each Azamara ship, with a dedicated infectious control officer, more equipment, and new isolation staterooms to provide complimentary care. New agreements are in place with local governments, transportation partners, and hospitals to ensure guests safe return home.