IMPORTANT INFORMATION: We’re extending our pause until October 2020.
Our current focus is to work in partnership with public health agencies at the highest level as well as Department for Transport; EU Health Gateways and CLIA, the cruise industry governing body. We will follow applicable guidelines to further enhance our already stringent measures to keep our guests and crew healthy and well and we will not resume sailings until this framework is in place. This will include rigorous protocols pre-boarding, on ship and in the destinations we visit.
Confidence in vegan cruising is strong and we are seeing increasing demand from our guests, who we look forward to welcoming back on board when the time is right.
We are currently assessing enhanced health and safety protocols in light of Covid-19 and looking at how these may affect your cruise.
Münster, Germany (1 APR 2020). As part of the cruise industry’s continued commitment to the health and safety of guests and crew, as well as the residents of port cities and destinations around the world, Vegan Travel announced today the adoption of additional enhanced screening measures in response to COVID-19.
As a result of these changes, which are effective immediately, Vegan Travel are to:
- Conduct illness screening for all persons who have travelled from, visited or transited via airports in any destinations listed on the U.S. CDC “Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel” page within 14 days before embarkation. Illness screening includes symptom history checks for fever, cough and difficulty breathing in the 14 days before embarkation and taking of temperature.
- Conduct temperature screening, as soon as they are capable, at initial embarkation for all persons boarding. Any individual with a temperature detected at or above 100.4° F / 38° C is to receive secondary screening to include a medical assessment.
- Deny boarding to all persons who, within 14 days prior to embarkation, have had contact with, or helped care for, anyone suspected or diagnosed as having COVID-19, or who are currently subject to health monitoring for possible exposure to COVID-19.
- Conduct pre-boarding screening necessary to effectuate these prevention measures. Enhanced screening and initial medical support are to be provided, as needed, to any persons exhibiting symptoms of suspected COVID-19.
In coordination with cruise lines, medical experts and regulators around the world, Vegan Travel will continue to closely monitor for new developments related to COVID-19 and will modify these policies as necessary with the utmost consideration for the health and safety of passengers and crew.
While we regret that these changes will result in the denial of boarding for some of our guests, travelers should know that their health and safety is the absolute priority for Vegan Travel.
Vegan Travel – Coronavirus Update – 28 February 2020 15:00(GMT)
Vegan Travel continues to closely monitor the situation regarding the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and continue to work with The World Health Organisation (WHO), the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), The German Federal Ministry of Health (Bundesministerium für Gesundheit) and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Although the risk is low, the situation is changing daily.
We are continually monitoring and assessing the impact of the latest developments and health advisories, as well as various travel and entry restrictions which are increasingly impacting cruise ship itineraries and connecting travel. We are actively seeking to mitigate these risks to our passengers and crew and are making appropriate adjustments to our operations to protect all onboard our ships.
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Protecting our Passengers and Crew
Heightened precautions have now been imposed in numerous ports of call. As a result of these recently introduced measures, with immediate effect, the following measures have been implemented:
- Pre-boarding screening will be conducted for all passengers, crew and visitors in all embarkation ports.
- All persons who, within 14 days before embarkation, have had close contact with anyone suspected or diagnosed as having coronavirus, or who is currently subject to health monitoring for possible exposure to coronavirus, will not be permitted to board our ships
- If a passenger arrives at the ship and shows symptoms of Coronavirus, then they will be refused boarding.
As well as working to protect everyone onboard our ships, we are actively seeking to minimise any possible impact on our passengers, their bookings and travel arrangements. We will communicate updates and advise passengers and travel agents of any changes as soon as possible.
Vegan Travel would again like to apologise for any inconvenience that these new procedures may cause. The safety and health of our passengers and crew is our topmost priority and we will be continually monitoring the worldwide situation and taking advice from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and international communities and authorities.
Vegan Travel recommends:
First, and possibly most importantly, don't panic. While not a lot is known about this version of coronavirus, it's important not to let the fear of the unknown overwhelm you.
Stick to the basics. Things like washing your hands regularly, covering your nose and mouth when you sneeze, staying home from school or work when you're sick, and drink lots of fluids are sound advice for any illness outbreak, including this one.
Try to keep your distance from those who are sick.
Sail away the vegan way.