“For guests with children we appreciate that this is a challenging situation, which is why we are activating ABC Mouse to play digital games and challenge their minds,” says Mr Caluori.
“Our youth staff team members on board have also been distributing daily activity packages, for all ages.”
Despite the major safety procedures in place, many people remain concerned about how safe it is for healthy passengers to be on board the ship – particularly surrounding the spread of the virus through recirculated air.
“The ship is equipped with air filtration systems like those found in land-based hotel resorts and casinos, and in accordance with those hotel standards, our ships have a mix of fresh air and recirculated air that goes through a filter,” explains Mr Caluroi.
“This applies to all cabins for guests and crew. However, in an abundance of caution, we are maximising the percentage of fresh air in guest cabins, crew cabins and public spaces.
“It is important to know that the Word Health Organisation believes the virus is mainly spread by droplets from cos person to person contact such as coughing or sneezing.
“Close contact means being within about six feet or two meters of an ill person for a prolonged period without wearing a face mask.”