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Saga becomes first operator to receive crucial COVID accreditation





The COVID safety accreditation is a first for the cruise industry   Credit: Saga Cruises

As cruise operators strive to make their vessels COVID-secure, Saga has become the first operator to receive crucial accreditation, marking them as industry leaders for safety on the oceans when it comes to ongoing global pandemic.

The COVID-19 health assurance accreditation awarded maritime safety experts, Lloyd’s Register, is a “crucial step ahead of the planned return of cruise operations in spring next year”, said a Saga statement.

The accreditation will apply to Saga’s newest ships - Spirit of Discovery and Spirit of Adventure - and is assessed over six categories, including medical, policy, food, ventilation, accommodation and water. The announcement also means that Saga has exceeded compliance criteria for all categories of the UK Chamber of Shipping’s COVID-secure guidance.

“We’ve been working with the government, all the relevant authorities and our peers in the cruise industry to put in place all the measures needed to ensure a safe return to cruising,” said Saga Travel CEO, Nick Stace,

“At Saga we believe that our ships offer one of the safest places in the world to see the world.

This important step removes one of the last barriers to a safe return for cruising. We know there is considerable pent up demand from our customers for cruising.

In our most recent round of cancellations, more than 80% of guests immediately rolled their booking over to a new cruise and our guests tell us they are ready to sail.

Being the first cruise operator to achieve Lloyd’s Register’s Shield+ accreditation is testament to the work done by all our Saga colleagues and brings us one step closer to welcoming our guests back on board our ships in the safest capacity possible.”


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Saga becomes first operator to receive crucial COVID accreditation





The COVID safety accreditation is a first for the cruise industry   Credit: Saga Cruises

As cruise operators strive to make their vessels COVID-secure, Saga has become the first operator to receive crucial accreditation, marking them as industry leaders for safety on the oceans when it comes to ongoing global pandemic.

The COVID-19 health assurance accreditation awarded maritime safety experts, Lloyd’s Register, is a “crucial step ahead of the planned return of cruise operations in spring next year”, said a Saga statement.

The accreditation will apply to Saga’s newest ships - Spirit of Discovery and Spirit of Adventure - and is assessed over six categories, including medical, policy, food, ventilation, accommodation and water. The announcement also means that Saga has exceeded compliance criteria for all categories of the UK Chamber of Shipping’s COVID-secure guidance.

“We’ve been working with the government, all the relevant authorities and our peers in the cruise industry to put in place all the measures needed to ensure a safe return to cruising,” said Saga Travel CEO, Nick Stace,

“At Saga we believe that our ships offer one of the safest places in the world to see the world.

This important step removes one of the last barriers to a safe return for cruising. We know there is considerable pent up demand from our customers for cruising.

In our most recent round of cancellations, more than 80% of guests immediately rolled their booking over to a new cruise and our guests tell us they are ready to sail.

Being the first cruise operator to achieve Lloyd’s Register’s Shield+ accreditation is testament to the work done by all our Saga colleagues and brings us one step closer to welcoming our guests back on board our ships in the safest capacity possible.”


 



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