Some countries are forcing their citizens to get “coronavirus vaccine passports” to do anything.
But not America. America is a land of freedom, where you will be forced by private companies to get a vaccine passport.
Two U.S. cruise line companies announced all passengers and crew must get the Covid-19 vaccine in order to sail.
American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines both issued “SafeCruise” guidance that states a vaccination is required for all sailings beginning July 1, 2021.
The cruise lines, both part of the Hornblower Group, said the mandate “will further ensure the wellbeing of the individuals who overnight on our vessels.”
“Additionally, protecting the communities we visit on each itinerary is also a priority as the vaccine requirement will help provide an additional safety measure that we are mandating to safeguard these communities,” the companies said.
American Queen Steamboat Company offers multiday river cruises in the U.S. such as the Columbia and Snake Rivers and the Mississippi. Victory Cruise Lines sails around the Great Lakes and offers trips to Canada, The Bahamas, Alaska and Mexico.
If a vaccine requires two shots — such as Moderna and Pfizer — guests and crew will need to have received both doses prior to boarding. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine would only require one dose.
The cruise lines said because most of their passengers are over the age of 65, they should be eligible to receive the vaccine before the July 1 mandate.
“Vaccination requirements for both our guests and crew is the most prudent next step to ensure that we are providing the safest cruising experience possible,” John Waggoner, CEO and founder of American Queen Steamboat Company, told Condé Nast Traveler.
Passengers will have to present verified documentation that they have been fully vaccinated before they are allowed on the ship. Crew members will be required to show proof either at the time they are hired or prior to embarking on a trip.
Obviously, cruise liners are for the lowest level of peasant moron in the first place, and not something that restricts anyone’s life.
Frankly, I don’t think cruise ships are coming back anyway.
These companies are just coming out with this rule first, to get the concept into people’s heads.
Slowly, more and more companies will come out with restrictions like this. Eventually, you won’t be able to buy groceries without the vaccine.
I advise all of you to bribe some greasy Indian doctor into squirting the vaccine out in the sink. You could also possibly get a fake arm, or something.
Whatever the case: I would not take this vaccine.