July 28. The general consensus among travel advisors who’ve sailed in recent weeks is that cruise lines are meeting – and in some cases exceeding – passenger expectations.
“Everyone I spoke with was just excited to be back on a cruise again. ‘I missed this’ was the common response,” said Chris Caulfield, a CruiseOne franchise owner based in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., who sailed on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas from Miami.
He noted other than adhering to a handful of health and safety protocols, including wearing masks indoors unless eating or drinking and certain venues being opened only to vaccinated guests, the sailing was like any other pre-pandemic sailing.
John Frazier, franchise partner at Expedia CruiseShipCenters based in Waterville, Oh., also sailed on Freedom of the Seas and said the experience exceeded his expectations – in large part due to the high service levels.
“The crew were extremely happy to be back to work after the long shut down and so the service was amazing,” he said. “They were very eager to make sure everyone was first and foremost safe but having a good time.
Source: Travel Pulse