Cruise NewsCruise Line Says They Will Resume Caribbean Cruises on November 7

Cruise Line Says They Will Resume Caribbean Cruises on November 7

Starting on November 7, a cruise line will begin offering a series of 22 cruises to the Caribbean from Barbados.

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SeaDream will offer six to eight night sailings from Barbados that includes ports calls to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada. All three countries are open to Americans. This announcement comes after a successful summer season sailing in Norway.

“Sailing during these times undoubtedly presents some new challenges. But as the first luxury line to begin sailing again, we have learned many lessons and are confident we can provide a safe environment without sacrificing luxury,” said SeaDream’s Andreas Brynestad. “We are thrilled to offer our guests a much-needed escape and the dream vacation they deserve onboard SeaDream.”

SeaDream I’s Barbados winter season begins with a spectacular 21-day transatlantic voyage set to sail from Oslo. The ship will stop in Skagen, Denmark and Southampton, U.K before heading to the West Indies.

As in Norway, SeaDream is launching the Barbados winter season with one ship only, SeaDream I. Due to overwhelming demand during the summer season in Norway, the cruise line brought SeaDream II to double capacity and meet demand.

Thanks to their size, SeaDream’s superyachts are able to quickly adapt their itineraries to comply with government regulations. SeaDream is able to visit exclusive destinations that other ships cannot due to their size. SeaDream has been working closely with health and government authorities to ensure the safety of the crew, guests, and communities visited.

As the first luxury line to resume sailing, SeaDream was able to successfully implement a comprehensive COVID-19 prevention plan that resulted in zero positive cases during the entire Norwegian summer season. SeaDream has since improved their procedures further, with three Abbott ID Now testing machines that will test guests prior to departure. The goal is to create a COVID-19 negative bubble, where guests can relax and enjoy the safety of the ship.

In that effort, onshore excursions will also be limited to predesignated places in an organized fashion. Guests will be asked to observe social distancing guidelines and take temperature checks daily.

Guests will be able to enjoy the signature luxury experience SeaDream is known for without disruption, including the iconic Champagne & Caviar Splash as well as the Watersports Marina. New onboard will be the use of an Altapure ultrasonic disinfecting system that can kill any Covid-19 virus in the air. This is in addition to the already stringent sanitation procedures SeaDream has in place.

Guests can book with confidence during these uncertain times thanks to SeaDream’s new Ultimate Booking Assurance policy guarantees a Full Cash Refund or a 120% Future Voyage Credit for all new bookings departing July 22, 2020, until June 30th, 2021 that may be affected by travel restrictions from the country of guest origin.

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Cruise NewsCruise Line Says They Will Resume Caribbean Cruises on November 7

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