No Cruising Until 2021 in the US Waters

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No Cruising Until 2021 in the US Waters
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The cruise industry in the US has barred cruises till 2021 only after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s ‘no-sail’ order lapsed on October 31st and was also succeeded by a “Conditional Sailing Order.”

The vice president of strategic communications for Cruise Lines International Association, Bari Golin-Blaugrund, said in a statement that they are working towards making the operational path forward while the members have agreed on extending the suspension through December 31st.

It is observed that 95% of the globe’s oceangoing cruisers are carried by the organization’s members all of which is bound to fulfilling the safety norms as addressed by the officials for COVID-10 which also includes testing of the crew, passengers and will also enhance the onboard medical capabilities as well. 

Cruise Lines International Association declared the deliberate suspension which will get expired on December 31st as of now. Whereas the prior one expired last Saturday, on the day ‘no-sail’ order had also expired.

The agency had stated in a news release that there will be altogether a new approach for safety as well as the plan before resuming the passenger cruises. 

The ‘Conditional Sailing Order’ does not state that sailing is prohibited like the CDC’s does, but it doesn’t even allow the passenger cruises to resume as well. 

With the coronavirus pandemic, it is indeed difficult to start cruising with the number of people on the cruise. This is indeed a phased pathway with deliberate action to only resume passenger services when it’s safe for all to travel without any fear of infection. When the cruise industry can guarantee health safety as well as the needs of the crew, passenger and port, said director of the CDC’s Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, Dr Martin Cetron. CDC has also advised passengers against cruising on the ship.