Sail Safe Policy
The Current COVID-19 Situation in Croatia
Croatia is a family-friendly destination with luscious views of the sea, rivers, green forests, pastures, and many more gorgeous scenes to accommodate everyone’s tastes.
With numerous hotels, ships, and other private accommodations, Croatia has enacted exceptional measures for maintaining hygiene, cleanliness, and other COVID-19 safety protocols.
These measures, along with their advanced medical facilities, have placed Croatia at the forefront of protected and secured European countries. This has allowed them to open their borders since June 2020 without having to resort to lockdown measures.
We welcome travelers of all ages. No vaccination certificate, proof of quarantine and recovery, or a negative viral test is needed.
Tourists from the US, Canada and Australia only need a passport valid for 6 months past the return date.
Raising the Bar for Hygiene and Safety
The pandemic has necessitated changes in many different industries, especially when it comes to traveling. It is important that travelers ensure the health and safety of fellow travelers, airline staff, hotel staff, cruise ship members, and citizens of all countries.
Always Croatia uses coronavirus safety standards to protect every single person onboard our ships. We have outlined the safety and cleaning protocols that our staff follows to safeguard your well-being and security for the duration of your entire trip with us.
Our Cleaning Protocol
At Always Croatia, we reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses by consistently disinfecting all surfaces, doorknobs, floors, and more. While our cruise ships are always routinely cleaned, we have increased the frequency of these cleanings by sanitizing common areas twice a day.
Our staff use cleaning supplies that are a minimum of 70 percent alcohol or diluted bleach that are proven to kill viruses and bacteria and minimize the spread of the coronavirus.
We target and disinfect heavily handled areas like doorknobs, chairs, furniture, tables, cabin keys, handrails, remote control devices, and other surfaces multiple times a day.
We offer cleaning services to your cabin on a daily basis throughout your vacation. In order to keep our guests safely distanced, we ask them to leave their cabins while our staff efficiently cleans and treats all surfaces with potent sanitizers.
If you do not want your cabin cleaned, that’s totally fine! Just let our staff know. We no longer hold extra blankets and pillows within cabin wardrobes, but our cabin staff will be happy to provide them upon request.
Cleanliness and Hygiene
We understand that hygiene protocols have been established all over the world, but we still wish to repeat them to our guests to establish how important safety is to us.
We ask guests to wash their hands frequently and avoid touching their mouth, nose, or eyes. To ensure that germs are not further spread, we have provided hand sanitizers in common areas and upon entry to our ship. We ask that each guest applies hand sanitizer when entering the salon or upon entering or leaving the ship.
We provide items like soap, disinfecting wipes, and paper towels in each cabin for guests to use as necessary.
Air-Conditioning on the Ship
All the Always Croatia cruise ships are equipped with individually-controlled air-conditioner units in each cabin. We maintain and repair these air-conditioning systems every year and replace filters when necessary.
We keep each unit separate and disinfected to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria. We have air ionizers throughout our ship to kill off microorganisms and stop the spread of infection.
Outdoor Lounges and Spaces
Always Croatia maintains smaller cruises that have a strict passenger limit.
Our guests can enjoy roomy and comfortable sundecks so that they can lounge and enjoy the view.
Guests love to enjoy the Jacuzzis on board. Please be mindful of other guests when using the ship’s shared amenities.
The furniture in the dining room has returned to the pre pandemic configuration. Tables seat up to eight people.
Buffets are only served during breakfast. Lunches and dinners are served in 3-courses.
Fully Trained Crew & Ground Staff
Our entire accomplished crew is fully trained and knowledgeable on current safety procedures, including exemplary hygiene standards.
Our staff uses hand sanitizer often.
If assistance with luggage is needed, we are happy to help. We suggest only one piece of baggage per person, along with one piece of hand luggage.
Experienced Cruise Directors
Swimming breaks are regulated by the cruise director and the crew. The number of passengers using the upper deck and swim platform is not limited. The staff will observe, keeping track of the number of people in all areas for safety.
If ships are moored next to each other, we ask guests to follow specific procedures when embarking and disembarking. The cruise director will organize disembarkment as the boat arrives at each new port, communicated via the ship’s sound system.
Our seasoned cruise directors are available to assist should guests feel unwell and will direct them to the nearest hospital if needed.
We would like our guests to know that Croatia boasts incredibly high standards for medical care in accordance with EU standards. No matter where we are at on your vacation, you are never far from medical professionals.