Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line receives Green approval from CDC

The Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is the first cruise line to be approved by the "Green" from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), meaning its crews can land ships in US waters using commercial transit.

"Compliance with these standards means cruise ships can resume passenger operations," the CDC said on its website.

"We don't have enough information at this time to say when it's safe to travel with passengers again." Cruise lines may need to install additional security measures before resuming passengers. The CDC will continue to evaluate and update its recommendations as the situation develops. "

The CDC listed twenty-six cruise ships as "Temporary Green" and 13 as "Temporary Red".

In the meantime, the Bahamas Paradise is expected to reopen temporarily on July 24, when the CDC's sales order expires July 24; however, it can be increased.

To get this approved, the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has been met and meets the following criteria:

- No confirmed cases of COVID-19 for 28 days.

- The crew must arrive for 28 days of COVID-19 cases from an undetermined ship.

- The crew on the field must leave immediately for 14 days.

- Cruise lines must submit a signed certificate of commercial travel.

“Navigating the harsh waters of COVID-19 is a challenge our industry has graciously endured, and we are the first to receive CDC approval on our sales response plan,” says Director Lisa Schillig. Port and Terminal Operations on the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line.

"We have already implemented our new and improved health and safety guidelines, and when we return, we know that cruises will look a little different, and we will do everything possible to ensure a safe, healthy and memorable vacation experience."

The new protocol includes closing two-passenger stateroom decks to reduce onboard capacity, wearing masks for all terminal employees and leaving behind safety plexiglass, stopping self-service buffet stations, tables and seating areas, and reducing travel. 50 percent capacity, mandatory temperature check for all guests.

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