Great News: CDC Lifts “No-Sail Order” for Cruise Ships, Return to Cruising Awaits
Oct. 30, 2020 – We are pleased to report that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control lifted the No Sail Order for cruise ships today, ending the months’ long no-sail order on large cruise ship operations in U.S. waters. The cruise lines and entire cruise industry are working with the CDC to make the return to cruising as effective as possible, as soon as possible. More to come as details emerge in the coming days.
Our readers and members have continually expressed their desire to sail again and we expect to see more bookings than ever as our member-advisors provide best quotes and service to help cruise lovers everywhere do just that.
The CDC has established a series of requirements cruise lines will have to undertake to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and establishing a path to resuming passenger operations.
The agency issued a Conditional Sailing Order that detailed a phased approach to the resumption of service in order to mitigate the risk of Covid-19 spread to passengers, crew and U.S. communities.
Citing the continued spread of Covid-19 worldwide and what it calls an increased risk “of Covid-19” on cruise ships, the CDC said “a careful approach is needed to safely resume cruise ship passenger operations.”
The initial phase will consist of testing and additional safeguards for crew members and ensuring cruise lines have adequate health and safety protections for crew.
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Cover photo: Cruise ship at Key West’s Mallory Square with schooner on sunset cruise in background. ©Dennis Cox/WorldViews
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