Carnival Cruise Line introduced a number of modifications to its coronavirus-related well being and security protocols as a part of an effort to fulfill the evolving vaccination necessities of locations it serves, together with The Bahamas.
Final week, The Bahamas issued an emergency order prohibiting cruise ships from getting into any port on the islands in the event that they carry passengers who aren’t totally vaccinated towards COVID-19, beginning on September 3.
Carnival at present meets the Facilities for Illness Management & Prevention’s (CDC) definition of a vaccinated cruise on all sailings—a minimum of 95 % of all company and crew are totally vaccinated—with nearly all of exceptions being kids beneath 12 years previous who’re unable to get vaccinated.
The cruise line revealed that departures from all Atlantic and Gulf homeports beginning on August 28 and operating by October would solely present vaccination exemptions to kids beneath 12 and adults with a qualifying medical situation.
Carnival prospects impacted by the modifications have been notified and exemptions past these two classes have been rescinded. All eligible passengers are required to verify their vaccination standing and present proof of a damaging COVID-19 PCR or antigen take a look at.
In Might, the cruise line’s latest ship, Mardi Gras, was registered in The Bahamas as a substitute of Panama. The vessel is the primary in North America to be powered by liquefied pure fuel (LNG).