TUI was one of the first lines to resume cruising already last summer and now has a many months long track record of safe operation.
In this exclusive interview with Seatrade’s Anne Kalosh, Meier provides an overview of what it's been like to operate in this challenging period, sharing wins and hurdles and highlighting it is possible to run a cruise operation during a pandemic.
Evolution of testing
In a Q&A session Meier goes into more detail about how testing has developed and how it will continue to evolve, and how TUI Cruises is working with the wider Royal Caribbean Group and what happens if a case of COVID is detected on board.
This opener is part of a day-long focus providing insights and experience from experts, both from within the cruise community and outside, about efforts to prepare for a return to normal operations.
Donnie Brown, VP maritime policy, Cruise Lines International Association; Patrik Dahlgren, SVP global marine operations, Royal Caribbean Cruises; Dr Grant Tarling, chief medical officer, Carnival Corp.; and Morgan Turrell, deputy director, National Transportation Safety Board; are among other experts participating.
Three targeted events
Seatrade Cruise Virtual: Health & Safety is the first of three one-day events from April 12-14; the other targeted events focus on on-board Guest Experience and Technology & Innovations.