The Omicron variant of COVID didn't leave the ship cruising industry unconcerned. And yet another company updated the protocols, following the immediate effect.
Princess Cruises is notifying the guests about the changes, one of which is wearing masks during all voyages, no matter the length, instead of the previous mandatory wearing masks for ten-day/longer cruises. The other one is the ban on smoking in the casino.
The world's largest cruise companies made changes for the same reason: CCL-Carnival Cruise Line, NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line, and RCI-Royal Caribbean International. All of them are convinced they will this way avoid possible COVID outbreaks onboard their ships.
Princess said it was dedicated to the health and safety of their guests, their team, and the communities they visited.
"Our CruiseHealth protocols and procedures have proven very effective during our restart and have been developed in consultation with medical experts. They are designed to be adaptable as the current public health situation evolves.”
The statement of the company in their informing letters to the passengers include:
“All guests are required to wear masks at all times when indoors, except when eating or drinking or when in their own staterooms. We request masks also be worn outdoors if in large gatherings and physical distance cannot be maintained; they are required during embarking, disembark and when on transportation. Health experts recommend using a higher-grade mask when indoors such as surgical or KN95.”