SeaDream Yacht Club will offer cruises in the Caribbean this winter.
The line’s vessel SeaDream 1, which is currently sailing around Norway, will head to the Caribbean on October 15 and will go on to sail on 22 week-long cruises from Barbados.
The ship will sail on a 21-night repositioning voyage, departing from Oslo on October 15 and calling in Skagen, Denmark; Southampton; Funchal, Portugal; Kingston and Mayreau in the St Vincent and the Grenadines; and Bridgetown in Barbados.
The ship will then sail on a mixture of six, seven and eight day sailings from Bridgetown.
The Caribbean season will end with an eight day sailing on April 3, ensuring the ship is available to resume its pre-arranged European season.
The line said guests would be expected to get a test prior to flying to Barbados, with an additional test prior to embarkation.
Speaking about the onboard procedures and protocols during a webinar with agents and past guests, SeaDream executives said embarkation would be staggered, social distancing would be observed onboard and “common sense will be expected” from guests.
The ship will be pre-sanitised with “an advanced ultrasonic fogger”, traditionally used to disinfect operating theatres in hospitals. Special floor mats will also be used to clean and sanitise shoes.
Sudesh Kishore, senior vice president of hotel operations for the line, said: “We want to keep you safe, our staff safe and everyone on the islands safe.”