Portsmouth has become the first UK port to manage a cruise ship turnaround since the Covid pandemic saw sailings suspended.
SeaDream Yacht Club’s SeaDream 1 stopped to pick up passengers on Monday (19 October) for a transatlantic voyage to the Caribbean.
The 112-guest vessel welcomed 19 passengers, following strict health protocols – including the use of coronavirus testing 72 hours before embarking and immediately before boarding, alongside "extensive cleaning and sanitation regimes".
In addition, all crew members are certified for the WHO’s Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for novel coronavirus course and Covid-19 Contact tracing course from Johns Hopkins University.
SeaDream 1 had previously called at Oslo and Rotterdam en route to the UK as part of a 21-day trip to Bridgetown in Barbados.