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Health & Safety Protocols - SeaDream

Health & Safety Protocols

SeaDream Guest Safety Protocols

As we navigate these unique times during the pandemic, we continue to work diligently with medical experts and local authorities to establish procedures that will provide the best possible solutions for guest safety as we sail.

Please review the SeaDream protocols as well as the mandates that local entities compel us to follow.

We encourage you to consult with the appropriate authorities governing COVID-19 policy in your country and that of your destination before departing on your SeaDream journey.

ALL PROTOCOLS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

Before Your Voyage

All SeaDream guests 18 years of age and older (12 and older for voyages in the Caribbean) are required to be fully vaccinated with all COVID-19 vaccine doses administered at least 14 days before sailing.

Guests under 18 (12 for the Caribbean) are not required to be vaccinated.

To maintain safety protocols, we will limit the number of unvaccinated guests under the minimum ages.

Please contact your travel professional, or call the reservations department to inquire of remaining availability for unvaccinated minors.

SeaDream strongly advises that all eligible guests receive their booster shot at least two weeks prior to traveling.

Effective January 7, 2022, all SeaDream guests will be required to provide a negative Rapid COVID-19 PCR result from a test taken within 1 day of embarkation OR a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 result from a test taken within 3 days of embarkation.

Embarkation

Guests will be administered a COVID-19 antigen test immediately before embarkation and again while on the voyage if required by local authorities.

We will provide you with a comfortable place to await the results (approximately 30 minutes). Once we receive a negative test result, the crew will welcome you aboard to enjoy your SeaDream experience. 

During Your Voyage

All guests must maintain proper social distancing during the voyage.

Masks will be required when social distancing is not possible.

Masks will not be required while swimming, relaxing on our decks, or actively eating and drinking.

In most ports, guests are permitted to go ashore independently. In some ports, guests will be required to engage in a “bubble” tour program, which involves going ashore in an organized, yacht-sponsored program.

Dining

We look forward to serving you our award-winning cuisine while you are on board.

We have designed the main dining room seating with proper distancing in mind and have opened up additional space on deck to provide al fresco dining options.

Sanitizing

The crew employs the most stringent of cleaning procedures using advanced cleaning tools.

We will disinfect high-traffic areas continually throughout the day. 

Our crew will disinfect tenders after each use.

We use ultraviolet lights and electrostatic misters to ensure cleanliness and guest safety.

Travel Insurance

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance that covers COVID-related travel disruptions.

Please check with the countries on your itinerary to see if they require travel insurance to cover COVID-related costs.

Medication

We encourage all guests to pack an additional 14 days of necessary medication if there is an unforeseen travel delay.

Crew

All SeaDream officers and crew members are fully vaccinated.

In addition, all crew has also undergone extensive training on cleaning and protocol programs provided by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Disembarkation

If a guest requires COVID tests for re-entry to their home country, SeaDream can, as needed, provide PCR tests for $110 per test and antigen tests for $35 per test.

Guided Tours

Most of the ports that we call on allow vaccinated guests 12 years and older, to disembark and explore on their own. However, some countries will require us to operate a guided program, sometimes referred to as a “bubble tour.” The requirements for bubble tours are that visitors remain in a guided and contained manner. The requirements for these tours are changing daily, so we will notify you before disembarkation if we are required to adhere to guided tour requirements. Rest assured that SeaDream will provide an alternate option for a walking tour or shoreside experience if we are unable to allow you to explore on your own. Currently, the following countries require a “bubble tour” format: Dominica, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Montserrat.


To view our SeaDream with Confidence booking assurance program, please click here.

THESE PROTOCOLS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.


Region Information

US VIRGIN ISLANDS

“Every traveler aged five or older who enters the U.S. Virgin Islands, by air or sea, including anyone in-transit to another destination, is required to use the USVI Travel Screening Portal and submit a COVID-19 test result prior to travel. Without travel clearance from the portal, passengers may not be able to board an aircraft or vessel to the Territory.” Please visit https://www.usvitravelportal.com/ for the most up-to-date information.

BARBADOS

If a guest is not transiting directly from the airport to the yacht, they may be required to take a COVID test upon arrival and stay quarantined until the results are received. For more information, please visit their website here: https://www.visitbarbados.org/covid-19-travel-guidelines-2021

UNITED STATES

Those traveling to the United States should reference the CDC guidelines as presented on the US Department of State website. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/requirements-for-air-travelers-to-the-us.html

PUERTO RICO

“Those entering any of the Island’s three open airports, whether on commercial or private aircraft, are required to fill out a Travel Declaration Form on the Puerto Rico Health Department’s online portal which produces a QR code to proceed. Passengers need to present ID to ensure alignment with the Travel Declaration Form.” For more information, please visit https://www.travelsafe.pr.gov/

SAINT MARTIN

The requirements for visitors vary by the traveler’s point of origin. For the most recent information, and to see information about your specific situation, please visit https://www.st-martin.org/us/covid-19/terms-and-conditions-of-travel

SAINT LUCIA
  1. ALL travelers 18 years and older must complete and submit an online travel registration form to receive Travel Authorization.
  2. ALL travelers 5 years and over must take a COVID PCR test 5 days or less before arrival in Saint Lucia and submit the negative results to the travel registration form for review and approval. Note – Your test must be based on a nasopharyngeal swab, saliva samples are not accepted.

For more information, please visit https://www.stlucia.org/en/covid-19/

BAHAMAS

The Bahamas health authorities no longer require SeaDream guests to visit https://travel.gov.bs/ to take steps to acquire a Travel Health Visa prior to embarkation. 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

“Most travelers (for example, from United States, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Panama, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Puerto Rico, etc.) do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival to enter the Dominican Republic. Airports and other ports of entry will perform a quick, aleatory breath test to a percentage of passengers, and all those who present symptoms, upon arrival.” https://www.godominicanrepublic.com/newsroom/coronavirus/

https://do.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/

We encourage you to check with your local government resources, airlines, and destination countries for the most current requirements for travel.

Please note that protocols continue to evolve, and we will revise these at the direction of the involved entities. However, our goal is to reduce the impact of these safety directives on our guests as soon as local government regulations allow us to do so in a safe manner.

If you would like further clarification on any of the above requirements, please contact our Reservations Team at +1 800-707-4911 or +47 410 40 122.


Policy Update Log

We will provide a log of these changes below as we revise our policies to conform with updated guidance from government entities and health experts.

January 12, 2022ADDED: Added the phrase “if required by local authorities” to the mid-voyage testing protocol.

January 5, 2022REPLACED: The Bahamas government has granted SeaDream an exception to the Travel Health Visa requirement.

January 4, 2022ADDED: Added new guidance as follows: Effective January 7, 2022, all SeaDream guests will be required to provide a negative Rapid COVID-19 PCR result from a test taken within 1 day of embarkation OR a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 result from a test taken within 3 days of embarkation.

January 4, 2022DELETED: Following CDC guidelines, SeaDream Yacht Club strongly recommends that all guests receive an RT-PCR or antigen test 1-3 days prior to and 3-5 days after their trip. (This is now a requirement of most ports.)

December 27, 2021MODIFIED: Changed the testing requirement protocols for the Bahamas to reflect their most recent requirements. Changed from 5 days prior to arrival to 3 days.

December 22, 2021ADDED: Added additional information regarding the Bahamas and their requirements for travel. ADDED: Added the following to the “Before Your Voyage” section: SeaDream advises that all eligible guests receive their booster shot at least two weeks prior to traveling.

December 15, 2021EXTENDED: The SeaDream with Confidence program extended to include sailings before June 30, 2022 (previously April 30, 2022).

December 14, 2021ADDED: Added the following to the “Before Your Voyage” section: Following CDC guidelines, SeaDream Yacht Club strongly recommends that all guests receive an RT-PCR or antigen test 1-3 days prior to and 3-5 days after their trip.

December 13, 2021 REMOVED: Removed St. Kitts and Nevis from the “bubble tour” list as they have removed this requirement. For more information on travel to St. Kitts and Nevis, please visit their tourism site: https://www.stkittstourism.kn/travel-requirements

December 6, 2021REMOVED: We removed the phrase “Please note that SeaDream is not an accredited lab.” While we are not an accredited lab, our medical advisors have indicated that the tests provided meet the requirements outlined by the relevant national authorities.

December 3, 2021ADDED: We now offer antigen tests in addition to PCR tests for disembarking guests needing this for re-entry to their home country.

November 19, 2021ADDED: Specific information for additional embarkation/disembarkation ports in the Caribbean—United States, Saint Lucia, and the Dominican Republic.

November 18, 2021ADDED: Specific information for our primary embarkation/disembarkation ports in the Caribbean—U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Martin (Marigot), and Puerto Rico

November 18, 2021REMOVED: Removed the protocols for Italy and Greece as we have concluded our Mediterranean season.

November 5, 2021REMOVED: “The buffets will be open, with crew members serving all guests.” We provide guests with gloves to wear so that they may serve themselves at the buffet.

November 4, 2021UPDATED: Added specific requirements for the Caribbean region, including which countries currently require a “bubble tour” format and the policies for visiting Barbados.

October 15, 2021UPDATED: To conform with local regulations, we lowered the age of vaccination requirement from 18 and older to 12 and older for guests traveling to the Caribbean.

October 15, 2021 – REMOVED: Removed the protocols for Norway as we have concluded all voyages in that region.

August 18, 2021EXTENDED: The SeaDream with Confidence program is extended to include voyages sailing before April 30, 2022 (previously, December 15, 2021). The program applies to all sailings booked before October 31, 2021.

August 4, 2021ADDED: Information about the potential for “bubble” tours in Italy. The Italian Health Ministry has not provided additional guidance on their expired protocols. There is a chance that we will have to abide by their “bubble” tour protocols unless we are granted an exception or new protocols are issued.

July 26, 2021REPLACED: The sentence “All SeaDream officers and crew will be fully vaccinated by the time we resume operations” was changed to “All SeaDream officers and crew are fully vaccinated” since we are now operating both vessels.

June 22, 2021ADDED: Protocols for upcoming voyages to Norway.

June 18, 2021REMOVED: Prior to embarkation, you will need to provide proof of a negative RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before departure.