All guests sailing with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises will now be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their sailing.
The move takes effect immediately, with Uniworld’s CEO and president, Ellen Bettridge explaining: “We’re implementing this new requirement to ensure all of our guests are not only protected, but able to enjoy their river cruising experience to the fullest without restriction.”
Bettridge continued: “In alignment with many of the countries we travel to now requiring proof of vaccination to enter museums, restaurants and historical sites, our new policy enables a seamless travel experience.”
Guests must be able to show documented proof of an approved COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Johnson & Johnson), with the final dose administered no less than two weeks prior to the start of their cruise/tour.
The policy will be in effect until at least Dec. 31, 2021 and Uniworld indicated that it has informed all of the impacted guests.
Michelle Palma, North American executive vice president of sales for Uniworld, said that: “Advisor partners and guests alike are very supportive of this new policy. Implementing this policy adds another layer of comfort in continuing to meet and exceed clients’ expectations for care and world-class service.”
In addition to the proof of vaccination, guests will still be required to wear a mask while walking around public areas, such as the corridors or the lobby, and when the required distancing to others cannot be maintained. Masks can be taken off when seated in the lounge and restaurant. While onshore, all guests and crew are subject to local mask guidelines.
Sail on over to www.uniworld.com for more.