Here is a quick update from the cruise sector!
After welcoming its first cruise ship for the first time after several months, Belize is off to a great cruise restart.
Last week’s first cruises to set sail, returned to the US without a single case or suspected case of Covid-19 in guests or crew.
Yesterday, July 14, 2021, was the second port call from Carnival Vista, sailing out of Galveston.
Most of the cruise tours are currently operating, and 95% of the guests are fully vaccinated and free to book tours onboard or with independent operators with Gold Standard Certificates.
The 5% unvaccinated group on board, consists of mostly vaccinated parents traveling with children who are unable to take the vaccine as yet. These guests can book a few (3-4) “bubble tours” with separate tenders, transportation and, private facilities only. They also undergo antigen testing onboard each time they return from a tour in a port.
Visitors have been informed ahead and are exceptionally good about mandatory masks and social distancing requirements.
Based on the above report, it seems Belize is off to a great cruise restart!
Content/ Photo Credits: Denise Ockey