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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Joins Voluntary CDC Program

All three NCLH brands will take part inn the new program.

Last week the CDC announced that they were putting in a voluntary program to replace the Conditional Sail Order that expired on January 15, 2022. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank del Rio announced on Friday that all of his brands would enter the program.

In a statement Del Rio said, “The health and safety of our guests, crew and communities we visit is our number one priority. We have demonstrated this commitment since our return to service in July of last year, with protocols that exceeded those required by regulatory agencies, including 100% vaccination of guests and crew, universal testing of all guests prior to embarkation and routine testing of all crew.

“Furthering our commitment to health and safety, with the expiration of the CDC’s Conditional Sail Order, our three brands have opted into the CDC’s voluntary Program, which provides the cruise industry with a set of operating provisions to protect the health and safety of guests and crew. Our adoption of the voluntary Program provides guests, crew, travel partners and other stakeholders with the assurance that our brands will continue to meet and exceed the provisions laid out by the CDC and provide unparalleled health and safety protocols not found in any other sector of the travel and leisure space.”

The company said it advised the CDC of its three brands opting into the program earlier today.

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