Lindblad Expeditions has just announced that it plans to start cruising in Alaska and the Galapagos in June 2021. This is great news for those looking to start working with Lindblad. What are the new health protocols for the passengers and crew? And, is Lindblad still hiring for jobs on their expedition ships?
Which Cruise Ships Will Be Cruising First?
Lindblad Expeditions will begin cruising Alaska and the Galapagos in June 2021 with the following expedition ships:
- June 4, 2021: National Geographic Endeavour II (10-days Galapagos Islands)
- June 5, 2021: National Geographic Quest (8-days Alaska)
- June 5, 2021: National Geographic Sea Lion (6-days Alaska)
- June 5, 2021: National Geographic Islander (7-days Galapagos Islands)
- June 6, 2021: National Geographic Venture (8-days Alaska)
Lindblad Expeditions Health Protocols for Guests
Along with their ships operating at a reduced capacity, Lindblad’s health and safety protocols have been enhanced. Guests must provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccine and a negative COVID-19 PCR test before leaving home. Then, guests receive a second rapid antigen COVID-19 test and temperature check, administered by Lindblad’s staff prior to boarding. Guests will have their temperatures taken daily as well.
All elevators will be limited to one family unit or cabin mates at a time. An HVAC system brings in fresh external air with all cabins independently vent outward from the ship. Face coverings will be required in all indoor locations (except when actively eating or drinking). There are no buffets or self-serve dining options and snacks are portioned in individual servings.
Lindblad Expeditions Health Protocols for Crew
Lindblad Expeditions has a high staff to guest ratio which allow them to provide extra attention to their sanitation efforts. All staff, crew and third-party operators have received training on COVID-19 safety and sanitation protocols.
Prior to joining a ship, crew are required to have proof of vaccination for COVID-19 and inﬂuenza. Crew will be tested for COVID-19 prior to their arrival to the vessel and regular testing and temperature checks as an added precaution. Enhanced PPE requirements and increased sanitation protocols for all shipboard spaces. All galley personnel will also be required to wear gloves and face coverings while preparing and serving meals.
Lindblad Expeditions Jobs
Currently, Lindblad Expeditions’ employment pages list a number of openings. They are recruiting for a number of cruise ship jobs on their National Geographic vessels. Positions include Second Mate, Third Mate, Seasonal Deckhand, Boatswain, Chief Engineer, Engine Mechanic, Assistant Engineer, Head Chef, Assistant Chef, Chef de Partie, Pastry Chef, Line Cook, Bartender, Hotel Manager, Purser, and Seasonal Steward.
Posted: March 31, 2021