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COVID-19 POLICIES & PROCEDURES

OUR VALUED PASSENGERS:

The Gateway Clipper Fleet Family welcomes you all back to sailing the Three Rivers. Over the year, our world has been rocked by the unprecedented Covid-19 outbreak and the affect that it has had on families, communities and businesses. While we begin to navigate a path back to normalcy, all of us want you to know that our number one priority is the safety of our passengers and crew.

We will do everything in our power to provide safe and fun cruises on our beautiful Three Rivers. We ask for your cooperation and that you work with us by following our policies and procedures while on the dock and on board a cruise. Remember, we are all in this together! Again, we can’t wait to provide you with a wonderfully memorable cruise on the Three Rivers.

Sincerely,
Terry Wirginis
President and Owner
Gateway Clipper Fleet


SAFETY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE ACCORDING TO ANY AND ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

The Gateway Clipper Fleet is following all the stated policies and procedures that have been determined by the State of Pennsylvania, Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Allegheny County Department of Health. The Passenger Vessel Association has also provided us with guidance and directives to efficiently and effectively open with all safety procedures in place.

  • In compliance with the CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated crew and passengers are NOT required to wear a mask on the dock or vessel. If you are not vaccinated, we recommend you continue to wear a mask on the dock and vessel.
  • All Gateway Clipper Fleet Crew will be required to frequently wash hands and use hand sanitizer.
  • Sanitizing Stations will be available on premise for all guests to utilize.
  • All Gateway Clipper Fleet Crew will be following social distancing guidelines whenever possible.
  • If you are sick, running a fever or are symptomatic in any way, we ask that you do not join us on a cruise. We will reschedule you to a future date.

Suggested Reservation and Boarding Procedures

  • We strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance. Tickets can be purchased at www.gatewayclipper.com or by calling our reservation sales team at 412-355-7980.
  • We know that a photo commemorating your visit is a wonderful souvenir, again we strongly suggest that you pre-purchase your photo package at your time of reservation via our website or by phone.
  • If you choose to purchase tickets on premise, we ask that you adhere to current CDC guidelines.

Cruise Procedure Changes

The Gateway Clipper Fleet will operate at a reduced capacity on all scheduled cruises until further notice. We will provide seating on both the interior and exterior decks. We ask that all passengers follow all seating guidelines that are put in place on all cruises.

Sightseeing, Dance and Kids Cruises:

  • In compliance with the CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated crew and passengers are NOT required to wear a mask on the dock or vessel. If you are not vaccinated, we recommend you continue to wear a mask on the dock and vessel.
  • A snack will be available for purchase on board the cruise.
  • Soft Beverages and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase on board the vessels.

Dining Cruises:

  • In compliance with the CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated crew and passengers are NOT required to wear a mask on the dock or vessel. If you are not vaccinated, we recommend you continue to wear a mask on the dock and vessel.
  • The practice of interior reserved seating will continue for all dining cruises.
  • All the selections on our dining stations will be covered with plexiglass lids.
  • Once you arrive at the buffet, crew members will provide you with a glove to serve yourself.
  • If you would like to revisit the buffet, we will provide you with a new glove and we ask that you always take a new plate.
  • Some items may be pre-packaged for safety and convenience.
  • Soft Beverages and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase on board the vessels.
  • We will try to provide all the items listed on the stated cruise menus. However, due to circumstances beyond our control, we may need to substitute menu items.