Cruising During COVID
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COVID-19 has raised many questions for travelers. When will we be able to fly again? When are we going to be allowed into other countries? When can we enjoy visiting a resort without a mask? 

The pandemic has been especially hard for cruise companies, as a handful of cruise ships were forced into lockdown at the beginning of the pandemic. This posed two questions: When will cruise companies be able to resume sailing?; and, more importantly, when will cruise passengers feel safe on board ships again? 

Today I am joined by Mike Louagie to recap two cruises that he has taken since cruise companies have resumed operations in Europe. Mike discusses Ponant’s COVID-19 protocols and procedures, as well as what it feel’s like to be back on board a ship. 

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Britton Frost


Britton Frost is a travel journalist specializing in small-ship cruises on both oceans and rivers. An experienced traveler with dozens of cruises under her belt, Britton began cruising when she was a mere six months old (crossing the Atlantic with her parents on the Queen Elizabeth 2). She’s been cruising…

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