We were so excited to be back out on the water with you during 2020!  Our guests’ safety and well-being has always been our number one priority and the last few months have only increased our commitment to providing safe, outstanding experiences among the 30,000 Islands.  There were no Covid-19 cases linked to our operations this summer.  Our dedicated team monitored guidance from health authorities during the operating season regarding measures we could follow to ensure we all remained healthy.  In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we adopted many new safety measures this past season which are detailed below.  We will continue these practices into the future for as long as the Covid-19 pandemic dictates.   

Crew Member Health: Crew members were instructed not to come into work if they, or members of their families, were experiencing one or more of the Covid-19 symptoms.

Physical Distancing: Best practices in physical distancing were implemented including the use of floor markers and directional arrows, the installation of plexiglass at service counters, the provision of ample staging for loading and unloading, the use of contactless online ticketing and significantly reduced guest capacity on vessels.  In addition, seating was reconfigured on the Island Queen to ensure ample distance between passengers and maximum fresh air flow through the vessel.

Increased Focus on Sanitization: The 30,000 Island Cruise Line has an excellent safety and cleanliness track record. For almost 50 years, the cleaning and disinfecting of our ships’ surfaces has been a top priority before, during and after our boat tours.  In addition to our standard sanitizing measures, we increased the frequency and focus of our cleaning procedures to ensure high touch areas were sanitized regularly and thoroughly. In addition, we cancelled most morning tours aboard the Island Queen this year to ensure that crew members had the time they needed to properly clean and disinfect the ship each day.

The 30,000 Island Cruise Lines reserves the right to modify its safety measures at any point without prior notice.