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Always on track: highest hygiene standards

Our measures for your safety and well-being on board the SEA CLOUD CRUISES windjammer.

Precaution for operation under Covid 19 conditions

Our prevention and hygiene protocols for your safety and well-being on board

We have developed comprehensive prevention and safety protocols for resuming our sailings. The measures comply with the highest hygienic standards with regard to Covid-19 and are based among others on the guidelines of the ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) and the EU Healthy Gateways, and were developed in close consultation with the senior ships’ medical team. Besides organization and hygiene measures, the protocols also include intensive training for the crew. Our protocols have been reviewed by the health experts of the world’s leading classification society DNV GL and have been provided with a statement of compliance.

Due to the distance and hygiene rules to be observed for your health protection, there are restrictions that will change over the course of the next few months. The increasing number of vaccinated people gives well-founded reasons to hope for a return to the regular ship operation soon. Thus, we will continuously adapt the following prevention and hygiene protocols to further developments. Full vaccination is mandatory for all new bookings for all cruises bookable through SEA CLOUD CRUISES.

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Health check and Covid-19 test obligation for guests

We recommend all guests a voluntary Corona PCR test prior to departure to detect any possible infection already at home. All guests must provide a completed health questionnaire at the day of embarkation. As part of the embarkation SEA CLOUD CRUISES organizes a Corona antigen test. Only guests with a negative result are allowed to board. Before embarkation, after every shore leave and daily on board, a contactless body temperature measurement will be taken. Embarkation will take place in small groups. The minimum distance must be observed, and a medical mouth-nose protection is required. Compliance with the prevention measures defined by SEA CLOUD CRUISES will be guaranteed by the terminal operators. For the transatlantic crossing and Cape Verde cruises, stricter regulations apply.

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Regular health checks of the crew

The crew undergoes an extensive health check as well as a Covid-19 test before the first start of operations. In addition, a temperature check will be performed once a day and a Covid-19 test will be done regularly. All crew members are obliged to wear medical mouth-nose protection. Each crew member on board is vaccinated.

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Reliable medical care on board

For the health management on board, a Health and Infection Officer is deployed in addition to the ship’s doctor. The whole crew will intensively be trained on board in advanced prevention and hygiene measures and the early detection of Covid-19 symptoms. Should a Covid-19 suspicion arise during a cruise, the guest will be under close medical supervision until the next port of call. For this purpose, an appropriate quarantine station is maintained on board.

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100% fresh air in cabins and public areas

Fresh air also means clean air. Each passenger cabin is supplied with fresh air directly from the outside. The ventilation is designed in such a way that the exhaust air cannot reach another passenger cabin. Public areas are also supplied with 100% fresh air, which is discharged directly to the outside.

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Extensive technical hygiene equipment

The ships are equipped with contactless body thermometers and have Covid-19 test possibilities. The general rules of hygiene apply on board (hand hygiene, cough and sneeze etiquette, avoidance of facial contact). The number of disinfectant dispensers on board has been significantly increased so that guests and staff can disinfect their hands at all important contact points. Protective equipment such as disposable gloves and medical mouth-nose protection can be provided to guests on board if needed.

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Intensive cleaning/ disinfection of the cabins and all public areas

A very high standard of hygiene applies to our fleet. Frequently touched surfaces such as door handles and stair railings are cleaned and disinfected with increased frequency. Cabin cleaning takes place twice a day. Before the arrival of new guests, all cabins/suites and all public areas are cleaned with a state-of-the-art disinfection process.

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Mouth and nose protection

In indoor areas, the wearing of a medical mouth-nose protection is mandatory outside the own cabin and the seats in the restaurant and lounge. In outdoor areas, the obligation to wear a mouth-nose protection is waived unless local regulations require otherwise.

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Familiar culinary finesse

The culinary quality and choice will remain untouched.

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On-board and shore excursions, individual shore leave

It will be possible to visit the SPA and fitness area or the hairdresser’s in compliance with the rules of hygiene and distance. Shore excursions will be organized in small groups. The excursion agencies comply with the same prevention and hygiene protocols that apply on board. Individual shore leave is possible as long as it is permitted by the country specific regulations.

Stricter requirements due to entry regulations possible

Some countries that are visited as part of our cruises have stricter requirements that must then be complied with by all passengers We will inform you accordingly during the booking process.

 

Exclusion policy for participation in a cruise

Persons who have been in contact with a confirmed Covid-19 infected person in the last 14 days, or who themselves have a positive PCR or antigen test result, are not allowed to board. Full vaccination is mandatory for all new bookings for all cruises bookable through SEA CLOUD CRUISES. Persons who do not have a recovered status at the start of the journey or who cannot prove full Covid-19 vaccination protection on the basis of a respective approved vaccine are not allowed to travel. Anyone who can prove a positive PCR test that is older than 28 days at the start of the journey and not older than 6 months at the end of the journey has recovered status.

 

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Statement of compliance from the world’s leading classification society DNV GL
DNV GL Statement of compliance >