Lifeguards will monitor family pools on all of Norwegian's ships (Image: Norwegian Cruise Line)
All family pools onboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s ships will soon be manned by lifeguards who have been trained and certified in lifesaving and rescue by the American Red Cross.
This summer, lifeguards will start monitoring family pools during scheduled hours onboard the line's four largest ships – Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Epic. Adults and children will also be able to use complimentary swim vests from the towel station on the ship's pool deck during daytime hours. These services will be added to the remainder of the fleet by early 2018.
"Norwegian has stationed pool monitors on our largest ships since 2015 and we are now taking further steps to ensure the safety of our youngest guests with the addition of certified lifeguards across our fleet,” said Andy Stuart, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line. “While parents are always the first line of supervision when it comes to water safety, we felt it was important to provide this added measure across our fleet."