Silver Spirit awarded certificate in infection prevention

Silversea ship Silver Spirit has been awarded a certificate in infection prevention by classification giant DNV GL.

The certificate recognises the line’s onboard sanitation protocols for passengers and crew.

The programme was tailored by experts from maritime industry advisor DNV GL Maritime’s Cruise Center in Miami.

They developed a programme from the existing infection prevention programme in more than 640 hospitals worldwide.

Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s president and chief executive, said: “We are proud to become the first ultra-luxury cruise line to gain the certification in infection prevention for maritime, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of our guests, crew and the destinations we visit.”

He added that the line, owned by Royal Caribbean Group, will continue to work with the DNV GL to gain certification across the rest of the fleet.

Silver Spirit’s three-year certification is tailored to the ship (pictured), which was lengthened in 2018, and has been awarded following a close audit of all operational aspects.

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, DNV GL chief executive, said: “As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to create a high level of public concern about the maintenance of health and safety on board cruise ships, we hope that our new certification will serve the dual purpose of helping to build passenger and crew confidence while also enhancing the cruise industry’s health and safety excutive standards.”

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