Thanks to enhanced health and safety measures developed and enacted for their fall cruise schedule, St. Lawrence Cruise Lines has been awarded the #SafeTravels stamp accreditation ahead of the 2021 cruising season.
The Safe Travels Stamp is an international symbol designed to help travellers recognize companies around the world that have adopted global standardized health and hygiene protocols – intended to ensure that travellers can experience ‘Safe Travels’, according to a media release from St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, dated Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020.
The enhanced health and safety measures are specific to overnight small ship cruising within Canada, and include guest screening, reduced passenger loads, physical distancing, masking, and a ship-wide disinfectant program, St Lawrence Cruise Lines said in the release.
In Ontario, the #SafeTravels Stamp is awarded through cooperation between the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) and the World Travel and Tourism Commission (WTTC).
TIAO President and CEO Beth Potter said, “We are delighted to confirm St. Lawrence Cruise Lines has been awarded the #SafeTravels Stamp. Across Canada, tourism businesses big and small are doing all they can to offer Canadians the perfect vacation. More and more Canadians are looking closer to home to escape from the challenges of the pandemic and rediscovering their own provinces.
“When they see the ‘Safe Travels Stamp’ has been awarded to the destination or hotel they’re planning to visit they will know that they are upholding the highest standards of health and safety and demonstrating they are adhering to the global health protocols issued by the WTTC,” she said.
St. Lawrence Cruise Lines said preparation for the 2021 cruising season is already underway. Travellers may call 1-800-267-7868 for booking availability. Information on the cruise schedule, itineraries, and safety measures is available at www.stlawrencecruiselines.com.