San Juan, Sep 9 (EFE News) .- The cruise ship Norwegian Gem, from the Norwegian shipping company, arrived this Thursday at the port of San Juan, which represents the return of the company to the Caribbean island since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, informed the executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Carlos Mercado.
“The Tourism Company continues to collaborate with all members of the industry, in the public and private sectors, to facilitate the return of cruise ships to all ports on the island safely and in compliance with all health and safety protocols. recommended by authorities and experts, “Mercado said in a statement.
The Norwegian line requires that all its passengers and crew have completed the covid-19 vaccination cycle, at least two weeks in advance, to board any of its cruises and that all local health and safety requirements are met at their landing ports.
The executive director of the Puerto Rico Ports Authority, Joel Pizá, recalled that the arrival of Norwegian Gem follows an agreement similar to those recently signed with the Carnival and Royal shipping companies, and all under “rigorous health parameters. “.
This Norwegian stopover is part of an effort by the Government of Puerto Rico to achieve the total activation of tourism on the island, vital to the island’s economy, Mercado said.
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