A first in the Turkish Cruise industry. Selectum Blu Cruises became the first cruise company in Turkey to receive the 'Safe Journey' certificate from the Germany-based international certification body RoyalCert, with its high-level hygiene standards.
The coronavirus epidemic all over the world has changed our priorities and habits in our lives. In the tourism sector, which is one of the areas affected by the pandemic, holidaymakers first prefer healthy and reliable holiday options. Ahmet Yazıcı, General Manager of Selectum Blu Cruises, emphasized that cruises are much safer in terms of hygiene and drew attention to the distinctive features of the Cruise holiday. Ahmet Yazıcı said, “We can define your cruise holiday with our BLUE SAPPHIRE ship as a floating hotel. In order for our guests to travel safely and healthily, we plan all the necessary preparations down to the smallest details in accordance with the procedure. All the precautions and rules recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and our Ministry of Health are meticulously applied on the ship from the moment of entry to the end of the tour. Also, as Selectum Blu Cruises, we are the only cruise company in Turkey with a 'safe cruise' certificate. With this document, which we have received by meticulously adopting the hygiene rules, we have proven that the Cruise holiday is the safest travel option.”
THE FIRST CRUISE COMPANY TO RECEIVE 'SAFE JOURNEY CERTIFICATE' IN TURKEY
Selectum Blu Cruises broke new ground in the sector and became the first company in Turkey to receive a 'safe cruise' certificate. Performing high-level hygiene measures on board in accordance with the protocol, Selectum Blu Cruises guarantees a safe journey with the advantageous travel options it offers to its guests, as the owner of the 'safe cruise' certificate issued by the Germany-based international certification body RoyalCert.
ONE OF THE MOST RELIABLE HOLIDAY OPTIONS IN THE PANDEMIC
Underlining that the cruise holiday is one of the reliable holiday options during the pandemic period, Selectum Blu Cruises General Manager Ahmet Yazıcı said, “The health status of the passengers and crew are kept under constant control by both the port authorities and the health team in the ship management throughout the trip. Since these people are not interacting with the outside on the ship, no officer or guest poses a danger to anyone else," he said. Stating that ensuring the health and safety of passengers and personnel is their priority, Yazıcı said, “We ask our guests to provide relevant documents such as negative test results and vaccination certificates in accordance with their travel requirements. Pre-boarding advanced health screening is performed for all guests and crew. Mandatory temperature screening and pre-boarding health notifications are carefully followed for our guests. For crew members, COVID-19 testing is performed before embarkation and during their rotation. There is an infrared fire scanning system inside our ship. Of course, our doctors and health teams are also ready," he said.
'SAFE SHIP' PROTOCOL AGAINST COVID-19
Underlining that the hygiene implementation procedure that affects the processes for all departments and units on their ships is meticulously implemented, Yazıcı also drew attention to the ship's ventilation system and stated that there is constant fresh air circulation to the common areas and cabins, and systems that prevent air circulation between the cabins are installed. “The interior of the ship, elevators, guardrails, restaurants, entertainment and children's areas, as well as all common areas such as SPA are constantly cleaned and disinfected with SPECIAL HYGIENIC solutions. "Continuous disinfection of common areas, cabins, suites and high-traffic contact points is vital."