Windstar will require the vaccine.
Windstar President says “Vaccination is another layer of safety for all of us, and it’s the responsible course of action as our yachts resume cruising and our guests travel the world.
In a statement released today Windstar cruise announced they will require all guests to be vaccinated before boarding.
The company said "The cruise line arrived at the decision in the best health and wellness interests of its guests, crew, and the places the yachts visit," the company said, in a press release, adding that many Windstar destinations and some airlines have announced or are considering vaccine mandates.
Andrew Todd, CEO, Windstar and parent company Xanterra Travel Collection said “Looking at the science behind the virus, we see consistent recommendations for wearing masks, social distancing, testing, and enhanced cleaning. In response, Windstar developed a new Beyond Ordinary Care program, which is a multi-layered strategy with key hospital-grade elements: HEPA filters and UV-C germicidal irradiation to filter and disinfect the air, plus backpack sprayers to sanitize all surfaces throughout our yachts,”.
“Vaccination is another layer of safety for all of us, and it’s the responsible course of action as our yachts resume cruising and our guests travel the world,” said Christopher Prelog, President of Windstar Cruises.