The Coronavirus has created an unexpected tidal wave putting us in unchartered waters. It has created worldwide fear, isolated countries, shut down borders, schools, important gatherings, and halted businesses. But we, at NY Boat Charter, refuse to let it sink our ship or take away our spirit. Here is what we are doing:
- Our yacht, Royal Princess, is regularly maintained and cleaned thoroughly. We will take extra time and energy to make sure all surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant before events and showings.
- None of our staff will be allowed onboard if they exhibit any signs of sickness or have been exposed. As always, hand washing is a must.
- We only do private charters, not ticketed cruises where we are open to the public. This means the guest list is controlled by the client chartering the Royal Princess. We strongly recommend our client’s screen guests beforehand. If we see visible signs that a guest onboard is unwell, we will ask him/her to move to one of our isolated areas – our private bridal suite, upper deck, or pilot house just to take precautions.
- We are working closely with our booked clients allowing them to reschedule events for future dates once the Coronavirus outbreak has subsided. While stepping out of our house every day is a risk, and we cannot predict the future, we want to make sure that everyone is comfortable and has a positive experience onboard.
Right now, we are in a “wait and see” holding pattern, but life and business must continue for all of us in order to survive. Human beings are social creatures meant to interact face to face.
We need you. Our industry needs you. And you need us to stay afloat until this storm passes. We are all connected. Keeping ourselves and others healthy is incredibly important. Soon, this dark cloud will brighten. Blue skies and sunshine are ahead. Until then, we just have to wait, stay safe, and be kind to each other.
Co-Owner, NY Boat Charter