Cruise ship now safer than ever with COVID testing lab

Published on : Tuesday, November 17, 2020

At the most uncertain time when travelling has become a threat, the Viking Star cruise ship is one of the first cruises to come forward in a responsible way. They have upgraded their facility with adequate COVID- 19 testing lab to support large scale testing in the cruise ship with a capacity to accommodate about 930 guests.

Besides following new normal restrictions and adhering to several travelling protocols implemented by countries owing to safeguard public health, companies have identified that adequate measures should be taken to revive travelling in a safest possible manner without repeating the past mistakes and risking lives of people. And with a vision to ensure safe trips for all travellers in the future — even in the pandemic it has now been announced that the world has received its first-ever first cruise ship with a COVID-19 testing lab. According to numerous news reports, the Viking Star cruise ship is the first-of-its-kind, since it has an on-board PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) laboratory to get travellers tested. The on-board facility allows large-scale testing for a cruise ship which can accommodate as many as 930 guests!

The PCR testing procedure is not that complicated. It only requires a swab sample, which can then detect antigens. Viking Star, a luxury cruise ship, is believed to launch on December 2021 and scheduled to move around for 136 days around the world! The cruise is all set to restart business after the pause and assist travel and tourist revive business in a responsible way.

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