All future Tui Group cruise passengers are to be given a Covid test as part of their cruise package.
During a financial update this morning the group said that “in addition to the comprehensive hygiene measures already onboard across our fleets” extensive preventative protocols have been introduced.
“All guests going forward will be provided with C-19 testing 48 hours/72 hours prior to departure as part of their cruise package, with a mandatory negative PCR test result a prerequisite for travel,” it said.
Both Tui Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises restarted itineraries offering short, European cruises from the end of July. Three out of its seven-ship fleet were operated by Tui Cruises during the final quarter of the financial year.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises operated three out of its five-ship fleet during the last quarter, offering similar short, European cruises, such as to the Danish Sea and to the Scandia archipelagos.
“Marella Cruises remained suspended throughout the summer, in adherence with UK Foreign Office guidelines and we eagerly await a positive change in advice,” Tui added.