Crystal has introduced its new Crystal Clean 3.0 Protocols. The new protocols include requirements for COVID-19 testing for guests and crew, mandatory travel insurance, in-port guidelines, and more.
Guests will now be required to complete a COVID-19 test prior to departure for their cruise and provide a printed copy of their negative result at check-in. In addition, guests will take a second COVID-19 test upon arrival at the pier and must test negative prior to boarding. Guests will be required to purchase travel insurance, which can be purchased via Crystal or a third party.
While on board, Crystal guests will need to maintain social distancing of at least six feet (two meters) of those outside of one’s travel party. Guests will only be permitted to disembark the ship in port if participating in Crystal’s shoreside activities or excursions and shuttle buses into town will not be provided when in port.
Crystal has also enhanced the health and safety measures for its crew. All crew will be tested for COVID-19 prior to leaving their home location to join the ship and must receive a negative result; they also will take a COVID-19 test at embarkation, quarantine for seven days upon arrival, and take a test at the end of that seven-day period and receive a negative result. In addition, crew will be tested periodically during their rotations.
The comprehensive list of Crystal Clean+ guidelines, including the new 3.0 additions, can be found on Crystal’s new Health & Safety Hub on the Crystal website.
Crystal has voluntarily extended its suspension of global voyages until 31DEC, 2020.