Manage Cruise Ship Outbreaks with a Digital Solution

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Manage Cruise Ship Outbreaks

COVID-19 has revealed the need for cruise ship companies to be prepared for the possibility of an infection outbreak. A managed solution that can trace passenger contact information and allow for the management of an outbreak response is necessary for these companies to ensure the safety of their passengers.

A digital solution can help by giving administrators the ability to manage the outbreak assessment and response in a central platform.

SimplyCast presents the idea of the Cruise Ship Outbreak use case, a complete solution for managing cruise ships’ response to an onboard infection outbreak.

The solution makes use of QR-code powered forms, a centralized emergency response management dashboard, and powerful alerting options.

4 Steps to Managing Cruise Ship Outbreaks

SimplyCast anticipated the need for cruise ships to be able to easily execute response plans to respond to infection outbreaks in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The answer to this problem comes in four steps and makes use of both contact tracing and emergency management principles. Let’s take a look!

Step 1 – Mobile Tracking

QR-code accessible forms allow cruise ship passengers to check in wherever they go on the cruise, allowing their contact with other passengers to be tracked. Passengers simply scan the QR code and fill out the short form it produces to log their arrival to a specific area of the ship.

Step 2 – Time-based Reporting

The check-in responses from cruise ship passengers are logged in a central database according to when they checked in, allowing for reports to be generated automatically, which can show who was in a specific area of the cruise ship during the same time as a contagious individual or another disease vector.

Step 3 – Outbreak Emergency Plans

Outbreak response and communication plans can be created and prepared ahead of time by cruise ship management, so they can be launched at a moment’s notice, ensuring a fast response and that there is a clear procedure that can be easily followed.

Step 4 – Alerting Passengers

As needed, text message, email, and phone call-based alerts can be sent to passengers to inform and update them regarding an outbreak. Individuals who are at risk of having had contact with an infected individual can also be sent further instructions, such as a requirement to isolate in their cabins.

Why SimplyCast?

Each of these steps, working in tandem, allow for a clear, centralized outbreak response process, and each provides an answer to a core opportunity in the way cruise ships handle their response to disease or infection outbreaks.

Are you wondering where you can find a solution that will help you manage your cruise ship emergency outbreak response? The SimplyCast platform is a no-code platform that was designed to allow anyone to build and edit their solutions. As a result, this solution was created in the platform and is fully customizable – meaning it can be tweaked or altered to meet the exact needs of every cruise ship company.

SimplyCast is an ISO 27001:2013-certified company with data centers in the USA and Canada, which means we can assure you that your confidential data is safe on our secure server and the messages you transmit are completely encrypted. Our platform has the capacity to send 100,000+ messages every hour and allows 10,000+ concurrent sessions. We can also acquire additional gateways and servers if you need them.

Most importantly, we have a 99.5 percent minimum uptime. With the SimplyCast solution, you can have peace of mind. 


Don’t wait! Our experts are ready to give you a one-on-one demo to explain how the digital cruise ship outbreak management solution works.

Simply request a demo by clicking the button below and let us show you how our solution can help you manage your Cruise Ship Outbreak solution more efficiently.


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