A new COVID tool tested over the week on a CCL-Carnival Cruise Line ship was “a success,” as over 85% of passengers took part in the pilot, the company revealed.
CCL announced on January 21 it would begin using VeriFLY, the program that is widely used in the airline industry which allows passengers to upload their proof of COVID vaccination and testing information to verify it prior to sailing. The goal, according to the line, is to streamline the boarding process for passengers.
The passengers aboard Carnival Mardi Gras were the first to use the new program.
“Out of nearly 2000 guests who opened the email invitation, more than 85 percent affirmatively responded by downloading the VeriFLY app, which allows them to upload their vaccination status, testing results and other related data,” Carnival said.
According to CCL officials, the process helps cut health screening time by 50% and speed up the check-in process.
The company said they would be conducting more pilots “on an invitation, voluntary basis” for other vessels in the United States.