Norwegian Cruise Line has announced it will be adding lifeguards to its four largest ships this summer. Lifeguards will be added to the other ships in the fleet during the first quarter of 2018.
Norwegian Cruise Line will be the third cruise line to add lifeguards to its fleet. Since 2015 the cruise line has had crew members acting as pool monitors, which were not trained in lifesaving. The new lifeguards will be trained and certified by the American Red Cross. The crew members will monitor family pools during scheduled pool hours.
Andy Stuart, President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, said: “Norwegian has stationed pool monitors on our largest ships since 2015 and we are now taking further steps to ensure the safety of our youngest guests with the addition of certified lifeguards across our fleet. While parents are always the first line of supervision when it comes to water safety, we felt it was important to provide this added measure across our fleet."
From summer 2017, lifeguards will be introduced on board the four largest ships in the fleet, Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Epic.