Windstar Cruises New COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
31 March 2021
At Windstar Cruises, the health and safety of everyone on board is a top priority, Windstar Cruises are connected to industry experts and following guidelines by the regulatory authorities in every area of the world. The team is implementing additional technologies that go beyond these requirements as part of the new Beyond Ordinary Care programme.
New COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
Windstar Cruises will require proof of a current COVID-19 vaccination for all guests sailing aboard Windstar’s yachts. The cruise line arrived at the decision in the best health and wellness interests of its guests, crew, and the places the yachts visit.
At the cruise terminal prior to embarkation, guests will be required to provide proof of a completed current vaccine course (one or two shots, depending on the brand) finished at least 14 days prior to the guest’s embarkation date.
The Beyond Ordinary Care programme is a multi-layered strategy with key hospital-grade elements: HEPA filters and UV-C ultraviolet germicidal irradiation to filter and disinfect the air, plus electrostatic sprayers to sanitize all surfaces throughout the yacht.
“We are making a multi-million dollar investment in our fleet to provide a healthy environment while sailing on a Windstar yacht. Hospital grade high-efficiency particulate (HEPA) filters along with a UV-C air zapping process (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation) are being installed on board all Windstar yachts.”
Windstar has consulted with the epidemiology department at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Centre to investigate appropriate layers of protection to create a safer experience for guests on Windstar’s yachts.