CDC Extends ‘No Sail’ Order for Cruise Lines

Two Carnival cruise liner, revealed in this August 18 file image, are anchored in the English Channel as the market remains hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic.

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2 Carnival cruise liner, shown in this August 18 file photo, are anchored in the English Channel as the market remains hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic.

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The CDC suspended cruises from U.S. ports in March after there were coronavirus outbreaks on a number of ships, with at least 41 deaths. The CDC says the break outs have actually occurred, regardless of health and safety procedures adopted by the cruise lines.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has extended a ban on cruises from U.S. ports. The new “no sail” order, released late Wednesday, expires Oct. 31.

The CDC suspended cruises from U.S. ports in March after there were coronavirus outbreaks on a number of ships, with at least 41 deaths. The CDC says the outbreaks have taken place, regardless of health and security procedures adopted by the cruise lines. In Miami-Dade County, the busiest U.S. cruise port, the industry utilizes 10s of thousands of employees. In a statement, the Cruise Lines International Association states it is positive it can resume sailing securely from U.S. ports, building on what it hails as its “success” in Europe.

Ever since, other lines have resumed minimal cruises in Europe, using health and wellness procedures that require all passengers and team to be evaluated prior to embarking. The industry says similar protocols will remain in place when sailings resume in the U.S. In a statement, the Cruise Lines International Association states it is positive it can resume cruising securely from U.S. ports, developing on what it hails as its “success” in Europe.

When cruises very first resumed in Europe over the summer season there were problems, including a break out on a Norwegian Hurtigruten line ship in which 71 guests and crew tested positive for the coronavirus. The outbreak sparked a government examination and forced the cruise line to cancel cruisings till next year.

Political leaders in Florida, consisting of the states 2 senators, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, have actually been pushing for cruises to be enabled to resume. In Miami-Dade County, the busiest U.S. cruise port, the market utilizes tens of thousands of workers.