Top Public Health and Scientific Experts Are Guiding Our Path Forward
Healthy Sail Panel
In collaboration with fellow cruise industry leader Royal Caribbean Group we assembled the Healthy Sail Panel (HSP), a group of leading experts to help inform the industry in the development of new and enhanced cruise health and safety standards in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The HSP is co-chaired by Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Governor Mike Leavitt, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The HSP’s members are globally recognized experts from various disciplines, including public health, infectious disease, biosecurity, hospitality and maritime operations.
In September, the HSP provided its comprehensive recommendations in an over 65-page report including 74 detailed best practices across five areas of focus to improve health and safety for passengers and crew and reduce the risk of infection and spread of COVID-19 on cruise ships. The HSP’s recommendations have been used to inform our company specific SailSAFE health and safety program. For more details download the full report here and recommendation infographic here.
SailSAFE Global Health and Wellness Council
The SailSAFE Global Health and Wellness Council (The Council) was formed to provide expert advice on the implementation, compliance with and continuous improvement of the SailSAFE program. The Council will complement the work of the Healthy Sail Panel and continuously evaluate and identify ways to improve health and safety standards, utilizing the best technologies and information available.
The Council is cross-functional, diverse and extensively experienced, comprised of six experts at the forefront of their fields and led by Chairman of the Council, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
To learn more about the formation of the SailSAFE Global Health and Wellness Council and view the bios of our experts here
Meet our Team of Public Health and Scientific Experts.