Ponant has introduced a vaccination requirement for all friends and crew members. The brand new coverage will complement the corporate’s already complete hygiene and sanitary measures in place because it prepares for the resumption of crusing. Ponant’s newest protocol would require all passengers and crew members over 16 years outdated to be vaccinated earlier than the cruise. Company and crew may also want to point out proof of a detrimental PCR check carried out inside 72 hours of boarding the ship.
The brand new measures will develop on the corporate’s “double safety precept” onboard all ships; this consists of screening and decontamination measures when boarding, guaranteeing those that board don’t carry the virus, adopted by onboard sanitary protocols all through the cruise. Ponant says it has mixed small-capacity ships, eco-design, well being protocols and partnerships with native organizations, guaranteeing the corporate is well-equipped to roll out protocols shortly and effectively.
The corporate has additionally invested in state-of-the-art medical amenities onboard every of its ships, together with ultrasound and radiography tools, onsite testing and extra. A medical workforce, comprising at the very least one physician and nurse, are additionally out there 24/7.
As well as, Ponant has revised its reserving coverage to permit for better flexibility and assurance. New bookings made earlier than June 30, 2021 for a cruise scheduled earlier than March 31, 2023 will solely require a deposit of 25 %. The remaining steadiness is due 30 days earlier than departure, and passengers can cancel the journey up till 30 days earlier than with the complete quantity being credited towards one other reservation inside two years of the preliminary departure date. Within the occasion of a optimistic COVID-19 check inside 30 days of the crusing, passengers will obtain a full refund on the time of cancellation.