According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the novel coronavirus is the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. Early on, many of the patients in the outbreak in Wuhan, China, reportedly had some link to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. Since that time, some patients reportedly have had limited or no exposure to animal markets, suggesting the potential of person-to-person contamination. At this time, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people.
2. Is Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line currently sailing to the Bahamas?
At Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, the health, safety, and well-being of our guests and crew is paramount. At the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), we have made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend our sailing schedule. All cruises have been canceled from March 15 through April 8, 2020. Grand Celebration will resume operations with its scheduled April 10 departure.
3. What if my cruise is booked on a canceled sailing? Who can I speak with to find out more information about rescheduling?
We are in communication with all guests booked on a canceled sailing, as well as with our travel advisor partners, who have a variety of options available to them under our recently updated Sail with Ease policy. Those with specific questions should call 800-374-4363. We look forward to getting back to business as usual and welcoming travelers onboard our Bahamas cruises very soon
4. Is there anything I can do to protect myself and loved ones from the novel coronavirus?
While Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is taking the necessary measures to protect passengers and crew from this virus, we cannot replace the responsibility that each individual has to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. Here are a few daily preventative measures to protect you from this or any virus:
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds – especially if your hands are visibly dirty.
soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unclean hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are currently sick or stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then dispose of it immediately.
Frequently clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that you may touch or use daily.
5. Where can I go to check the status of the novel coronavirus and affected areas?
For the latest on the virus and where current cases are located, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at www.CDC.gov/coronavirus/.