Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
Here at ROL Cruise, we are closely monitoring the developments of the Coronavirus outbreak. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) continue to advise against all travel to Hubei Province, and now advise against all but essential travel to the rest of mainland China. This does not include Hong Kong and Macao.
We are working closely with all of our cruise line partners, as well as monitoring both the FCO and ABTA regarding the situation, ensuring we equipped with the necessary steps to protect the health and safety of our customers.
The limited departures visiting the affected area from now until the 31st May 2020 may have slight itinerary changes or a change in embarkation port. All passengers who will be affected by these changes will be contacted by the ROL Cruise team with all the information necessary.
Many cruise lines are implementing several measures to ensure the health and safety of all their guests and crew. This includes health screening protocols and the necessary itinerary modifications. Screening protocols allow for informed decisions on a case-by-case basis whether a guest or crewmember will be denied access on board. Protocols may vary from cruise line to cruise line, including denied boarding for those who have travelled through mainland China in the past 15 days.
Travelling outside of China
Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice for the country they are travelling to. The National Travel Health Network and Centre advises that travellers currently in countries that are reporting cases of Novel Coronavirus should follow local public health advice.
For Frequently asked questions regarding the virus, please see the below websites: