By GERRY BARKER_Our 10-day “luxe adventure” Caribbean cruise on Atlas Ocean Voyages’ World Navigator is in the books. Now it’s time to summarize our overall impressions of the ship and what we experienced.
First off, as we all know, traveling today isn’t just having a passport and a boarding pass. In most cases, in addition to being double vaccinated, you’ll need proof of a negative COVID test as well. Actually, multiple negative tests as you enter and leave countries. They are annoying, and expensive, and unfortunately, a fact of travel life that isn’t going away any time soon.
Like most of the cruise lines, Atlas requires a negative test in advance of boarding, and their medical staff will administer an additional test before you get on the ship, as well as a temperature check. The crew is tested weekly, and so are guests on cruises of longer than a week. Atlas does not charge you for the antigen tests they perform.
Along with the crew, guests in public areas must wear masks, and hand sanitizers are placed all over. Social distancing is recommended, but was not enforced on our voyage.
With that out of the way, let’s talk about the ship.
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