Cruise ships all through the US has been suspended till Oct. 31 in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Cruise Lines International Association said Wednesday. The recently declared augmentation comes around three weeks after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave a no-sail request for all U.S. cruise ships through the finish of September.
“This is a difficult decision as we recognize the crushing impact that this pandemic has had on our community and every other industry,” the cruise association said Wednesday. “However, we believe this proactive action further demonstrates the cruise industry’s commitment to public health and willingness to voluntarily suspend operations in the interest of public health and safety, as has occurred twice prior.”
There have been different flare-ups of COVID-19 on board cruise ships over the globe since the pandemic started, including one as of late on a pontoon worked by a Norwegian cruise line that is seen in excess of 40 individuals test positive. On Wednesday, the Carnival Cruise Line tended to the no-sail augmentation and said it will continue working with health and government authorities to finish upgraded health and sterilization conventions and systems.
“We thank our guests for their continued patience and support as we work through these difficult decisions,” the cruise line said in a statement. “When the time is right, our terrific onboard team will be waiting to welcome our guests back to give them the great vacation they deserve.”
Royal Caribbean, Disney, Virgin and the Norwegian Cruise Line are among the other significant cruise administrators that will be affected by the no-sail expansion. The Cruise Lines International Association said it will keep on checking the coronavirus circumstance, and recognized the date that cruise ships are allowed to continue tasks might be gone up or pushed back once more.