Carnival Cruise Line is has launched a digital health app for all its ships in the U.S.
The free VeriFLY app allows vaccinated passengers to submit pre-boarding information. Passengers who use the VeriFLY app can expect the time it takes to complete the health assessment process during boarding to be cut in half.
Carnival has launched the app fleetwide for all ships in all of its U.S. homeports.
The cruise line successfully trialled the app earlier in 2022. In the pilot program’s first test in January, ahead of a cruise on Mardi Gras from Port Canaveral, more than 85 percent of the 2,000 passengers who opened an email invitation followed through by downloading the VeriFLY app.
Carnival doesn’t say how many of those boarded successfully with the app or how many had issues.
How it works
Passengers download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
They are asked to submit required documentation, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results.
When the process is successfully completed, a VeriFLY pass is issued in the app to present at boarding.
Christine Duffy, Carnival Cruise Line President:
“VeriFLY helps our guests easily and securely complete pre-embarkation tasks right from their smartphone. Guests can save time at the port and get on board faster by completing the process via VeriFLY.”
Passengers who choose not to complete the VeriFLY process are still able to complete their pre-cruise tasks on Carnival.com and present required COVID-19 documents during their embarkation.
Cruise lines using VeriFLY
As well as Carnival, some other cruise lines are using VeriFLY to some extent, including:
- Holland America Line
- Viking Cruise
Airlines using VeriFLY
Most of the oneworld alliance member airlines are using or trialling the VeriFLY app, including:
Other companies using or trialling the app include:
The app comes from Daon, a privately owned company based in Virginia, USA.
Tom Grissen, Daon CEO:
“We were very pleased to hear about the success of the VeriFLY app used in the pilot stage with Carnival Cruise Line and are now excited to see the full deployment of VeriFLY fleetwide for all ships in all of its U.S. homeports.”
N.B. Image credit: Carnival Cruise Lines