HAMBURG - Sea Cloud Cruises is strengthening their health protection measures on board its three tall ships due to the wide spread Omicron variant.
For the upcoming start of the Mediterranean season in April, the shipping company has added proof of booster vaccination to its requirements for passengers and crew. Last year, the company was the first German operator to require full vaccination protection for passengers traveling on one of its five-star ships.
The best possible conditions for a relaxed vacation
Sea Cloud Cruises goes above and beyond to keep guests and crew safe, even if land restrictions are relaxed on destinations they call at. The management of the shipping company is committed to offering their guests the best possible conditions for a relaxed vacation. As has been standard practice since last summer, all passengers must complete a Covid test before boarding. In addition, Sea Cloud Cruises recommends that all guests undergo a PCR test on their own immediately before departure.
Hygiene and prevention protocols certified by classification society The now specified requirements complement the sophisticated hygiene and prevention protocols that Sea Cloud Cruises had already developed and implemented immediately after the onset of the Covid pandemic. The protocols, certified by the health experts of the classification society DNV, provide a whole catalog of protective measures. In addition to the ship's doctor, a commissioned health and infection officer is responsible for health management.
Best technical conditions for health protection as well
All three Sea Cloud Cruises ships also offer the best conditions for protecting the health of everyone on board. For example, all cabins and public areas are ventilated with 100% fresh air; the exhaust air is led directly to the outside and can’t enter other areas.
In addition, the manageable size of the Sea Cloud, Sea Cloud II and the new Sea Cloud Spirit allows all frequently touched surfaces to be intensively cleaned several times a day. Also, to regular hygiene and disinfection measures all cabins and public areas are extensively disinfected as standard between disembarkation and embarkation, using a state-of-the-art cold fogging process.
Since 1979 Sea Cloud Cruises has been one of the world’s top names in cruises. The 90 year old four-masted barque Sea Cloud, her younger sister the Sea Cloud II and now the new Sea Cloud Spirit combine the experience of traditional seamanship with the ambience and luxurious charm of classically elegant private yachts.
In harmony with nature and the interests of the people in the destination areas, the sea voyages under sail follow courses away from well-worn cruise routes. Sea Cloud and Sea Cloud II are regularly voted among the top five cruise ships in the world by the Berlitz Cruise Guide.