Crystal Cruises announced that it will offer seven-night cruises from the Bahamas starting in July, 2021. The cruises will visit several islands in the Bahamas, a collective destination hard-hit from the loss of cruise tourism income due to the ongoing pandemic.
Crystal Cruises to Begin Seven-Night Bahamas Islands Cruises
Crystal Cruises has partnered with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation to chart a course to bring guests to Nassau and restart cruise service. This summer guests will be able to fly into Nassau or Bimini and board Crystal Serenity for the new Bahamas Escapes cruises.
“The Bahamas is ready and delighted to welcome cruise visitors back to the islands and to partner with Crystal Cruises in the effort to restore and help re-activate our tourism industry and protect jobs and businesses,” said Bahamas Minister of Tourism & Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar.
All guests will experience the highest standards of health and safety practices throughout every aspect of their vacation. Crystal Cruises’ developed their extensive Crystal Clean+ 4.0 protocols in conjunction with the Bahamas Clean & Pristine Certification program. The luxury cruise line is confident that they will be able to offer their guests a welcome visit to The Islands of the Bahamas and a safe cruise.
Bahamas Escapes Cruise Itineraries
Crystal Serenity will cruise a series of more than 30 new, seven-night Bahamas Escapes itineraries. Cruises are round-trip from either Nassau or Bimini and visit only islands in the Bahamas. This should not be too difficult; there are over 700 islands that comprise the Bahamas. Islands on these new itineraries include Harbour Island, Great Exuma, San Salvador and Long Island.
All you have to do to begin your Crystal Cruise is get on a flight to the Bahamas and board Crystal Serenity. But before you book your plane ticket, you should know that there is a list of health requirements that Crystal Cruises and the Bahamas government have put into place just to set foot in the Bahamas and then board the ship.
Crystal Cruises and Bahamas Health Requirements
According to the list of requirements on Crystal Cruises’ website, all guests are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with both doses if recommended. The last injection must be at least 14 days prior to boarding any Crystal ship.
Verified documentation and/or evidence of vaccination will be required at the time of boarding. Failure to provide this documentation will result in denial of boarding. All documentation provided will need to be in English.
Anyone arriving into the Bahamas, in addition to the cruise line’s requirements, must complete the Bahamas Health Visa application. This information can be found at Bahamas.com/travelupdates.
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