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Statement from Celebration Cruises About Santa Barbara COVID-19 Concerns

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At Celebration Cruises, we always make passenger safety a top priority. With additional safety and health concerns present due to the COVID-19 concerns in our community, we want to keep you fully updated on the precautions we take aboard our vessels and updates to our procedures due to suggestions from the CDC, Health Department, and other government agencies. With no reported cases in Santa Barbara County and the current threat remaining low, we are operating our normal business hours and cruises. We are undertaking some expanded sanitation processes to ensure our vessels and office remain clean and sanitized. 


– Hand Washing – 

We have emphasized and trained our employees to employ a more strict hand washing policy, requiring them to wash or sanitize their hands at least every 30 minutes for at least 1 minute with soap and water or sanitizer. We also require employees to wash their hands every time they use the restroom, touch their hair or face, or eat/prepare/handle food or beverage. We ensure all areas have soap dispensers full of hand soap and towels present at all times. We have posted additional signage to remind guests of frequent and thorough hand washing.


– Sanitizing – 

Our captains and crew will be sanitizing all surfaces that people touch with increased frequency (tables, seats, surfaces, restrooms, railings, menus, door handles).


– Gloves – 

Our employees will continue to wear plastic gloves when preparing any food or beverages and be required to change gloves every 15 minutes – or more frequently if needed.


– Illness – 

Employees exhibiting any signs of sickness are prohibited from working. Any scheduled guests exhibiting any signs of sickness are encouraged to accept a  full refund or, if they wish, the ability to move their reservation to a future date. The Center for Disease Control has released a statement that says you should wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, maintain distance from anyone exhibiting flu-like symptoms and avoid contact with the general public if you exhibit any symptoms yourself. 


We are closely in tune with news and public announcements as they are made available from health officials and will continue to follow their prevention guidelines and any new ones that may be announced. Our highest priority is to continue to do everything we can to keep our staff, crew, passengers, and community safe. We will continue to adhere to all government updates and will continue to add our own preventative measures.


If you have any questions or concerns, you will always be connected to a member of our ownership by calling (805) 465 – 6676 or e-mailing us at [email protected]

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