In light of the situation, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) along with the Norway-based risk management company DNV GL, joined forces in order to create a health and safety framework for cruise lines that want to restart sailings from Singapore.
What is more, cruises to nowhere will be allowed with a maximum occupation of 50% of a ship’s original capacity for the first three months.
The company will also develop a certification program and a framework for non-compliance with safety measures.
In fat, the tourism board told Straits Times that the certification goals to assure passengers that a cruise has met safety and hygiene requirements, while more details will be further announced.
For the records, this action will give a boost to the region’s cruise industry, as the city-state has halted dock-ins since March following the coronavirus outbreak.