Port of Vigo resumes cruise operations after Covid-19 pandemic

Port of Vigo resumes cruise operations after Covid-19 pandemic

Port of Vigo

SeaDream I was the first cruise ship to call at the port in almost 18 months

The Port of Vigo in Spain has hosted its first cruise ship in almost 18 months, after welcoming Sea Dream Yacht Club’s SeaDream I in August.

The call was marked with a welcome ceremony featuring a performance by traditional Galician folk music musicians and a personal reception at the pier from the president of the port, Jesús Vázquez Almuíña.

SeaDream I shared the dock with private mega yacht Azzam, which is undergoing renovations in Vigo, and Mystic Cruises’ World Explorer, a polar expedition ship currently laid up until she resumes sailing in October.

SeaDream I sailed with a reduced capacity and enhanced sanitary procedures. The port authority has also enforced a protocol for cruise ship calls that includes procedures to promote social distancing and prevent Covid-19 spreading, both inside the terminals and in the exterior areas. Following Spanish regulations, a specific health control facility has been set up for secondary healthy inspections and for the management of any possible incident.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
27 August 2021

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