Hornblower Cruises and Events Announce SafeCruise Protocol

Hornblower Cruises and Events, which features iconic cruise ships such as the Odyssey, the Spirit of Washington, and the Water Taxi, is now welcoming back guests for sightseeing, dinner, and brunch cruises with a SafeCruise protocol.

The SafeCruise protocol is Hornblower’s commitment to passenger and employee safety to provide the best possible experience from the time guests board and throughout the cruise.

A message on Hornblowers website says, “we are proud of our excellent safety and sanitation track record and always operate and maintain a rigorous process around cleanliness and hygiene. So, while you can still expect the same high standards and welcoming service, here are the extra steps we are taking to keep everyone healthy.”

The SafeCruise commitment includes safety and sanitation steps the company is taking for pre-boarding, boarding process, and the time guests are onboard. Specifically, they include the steps below:

  • Pre-Boarding
    Focus on sanitization: increased cleaning frequency for high-contact areas (doorknobs, tables, bars etc.) using EPA-approved products specifically guarding against COVID-19.
    Equipping team members with the tools they need to provide increased protection such as masks and gloves as well as increased hygiene, disinfection and sanitation practices.
  • Boarding
    Contactless check-in with extended boarding times allowing for social distancing.
    Ample staging for queuing and gangway areas during extended boarding times.
    Daily pre-boarding health checks of onboard teams with guest temperature checks prior to boarding where required.
  • On Board
    Reduced guest capacity on all vessels, with changed layout of our dining spaces by removing tables to ensure a minimum 6-foot distance between diners.
    Hand sanitizers will be readily available and accessible in all public areas.
    Introducing new measures for food protection and sanitation, including lid covers for plated meals, and guard shields and buffet attendants for buffet experiences as well as one-time use menus.

Hornblower has a cruise for every occasion, they will even hook you up with an event planner so you can design your own cruise party! For more information go to: Contact an Event Planner




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