Nearly 3000 Indian seafarers from cruise ships operated by Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn are back with their families after being successfully signed off from their vessels, guided through all Covid-19 procedures and safely delivered to their hometowns by GAC India. The GAC India team also took care of 138 off-signers and one on-signer for a cruise ship in Cochin.
GAC worked with the crewing agent to handle end-to-end arrangements for the crew, including ‘meet & greet’ upon their arrival in India, arranging accommodation for mandatory quarantine, organising Covid-19 tests, obtaining approvals and departure permissions from the relevant State authorities and making all transfer arrangements including those for their journey home.
GAC India also obtained special clearance from relevant authorities to enable two crew members who had to leave for their homes immediately to attend to emergencies without undergoing quarantine. The company points out that they were moved securely and safely in strict compliance with official guidelines.