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Photos of the First Cruise Ship from a Major Cruise Line to Resume Cruises

MSC Cruises was the first major cruise line to resume cruises when one of their cruise ships sailed on a week long cruise last month.

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MSC Grandiosa is about to complete her fifth successful cruise since restarting.  The cruise ship has implemented a comprehensive health and safety protocol to keep crew and guests safe.

The new measures include universal testing for all guests before embarkation, rigorous health screening of crew before they commence their contract as well as ongoing health monitoring on board, protected ashore visits following the same high standards ashore as on board as well other measures such as enhanced sanitation of the ship, social distancing and use of face masks in public areas, best practices of personal hygiene, to name a few.

Temperature checks are carried out in the cruise terminal as well daily onboard the ship.
Every guest has a COVID-19 test that is carried out by medical staff in the terminal before boarding the ship.
Sunbeds are set up to allow for social distancing.
Numbers in the pool are reduced to allow for social distancing.
New seating layout allows for social distancing in restaurants and the buffet.
Menus have been replaced with QR codes for a contactless experience.
The cruise ship is deep cleaned every night.
Sanitation stations are available throughout the cruise ship.
Electrostatic spraying methods are used to deep clean the ship.
Hospital grade disinfectant is used.
Kids clubs are open with extra health and safety measures.
All crew wear appropriate PPE.

The cruise line’s next ship to restart will be MSC Magnifica on October 19, with an enriched and longer itinerary in both the West and East Mediterranean.

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