Carnival Cruise company concludes plans to repatriate more than 10,000 team members, and 18 vessels will meet over many days within the Bahamas.
Carnival Cruise Line Begin Huge Crew Repatriation Effort:
The Miami-based cruise line has announced a significant effort to make sure thousands of crew members return to their homelands. Carnival has comprehensive layouts for 18 Carnival cruise ships to reach in the Bahamas in the several upcoming days.
When the cruise ships attend, team members will be given to the correct vessel through water shuttles off the Bahamas shore. Overall, nine vessels between them will carry more than 10,000 healthy crew members back to their home. These nine ships will then navigate to specific areas throughout the world to repatriate crew, comprise Latin America, Africa, India, Europe, and Asia.
President of Carnival Cruise Line, Christine Duffy, announced, “The protection and well-being of our crew members remain to be top preferences. Given the suspension in our services, we are dedicated to getting our team members home securely. We sincerely thank them for their active effort, endurance, and knowledge throughout this process.
He continues that we would like to thank the administration of The Bahamas for their corporation of this service and the Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Coast Guard, local port offices, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.”
So it would be the North American-based Carnival vessels, which will navigate the team back home. At the same time, the nine other remaining crafts will spend most of their time in dock positions in the Panama or Bahamas.
To hold the vessel operating and continued, All Carnival Cruise Line worked ships will ultimately only have the necessary team onboard.
Carnival’s medical team members on the nine cruise vessels going home have been evaluated to make sure they are in the right health conditions. The cruise industry has been struggling with authorities in countries to ensure the team will be able to disembark once each vessel lands.
When the journey home, each team member will have to check their temperature daily and during the boarding process. Strict health etiquettes will continue in place during the trip.
Extra 6,000 team members yet being going home through organized charter flights and via two cruise vessels. The Carnival Splendor and the Carnival Spirit are already repatriating team members, comprises Indonesia and the Philippines.
Additionally, the cruise industry has already declared that cruises are supposed to continue from September. Still, it will not be all at a time, and vessels will gradually get back up and working again. It is also because of the elongated “No-Sail Order” by the United States Centers for Disease Control until the end of the COVID 19.
Since the cruise line discontinued service on March 13, more than 10,000 team members have already been repatriated from 27 cruise ships through flights. Similarly, numerous charters flights were provided by the cruise industry for the convenience of their crew members.