Cruises from the United States Cancelled Until Middle of September

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The Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) has announced that cruise lines will extend the pause on operations from U.S. Ports for even longer.

Cruises From the U.S. Delayed Even Longer

Cruises from the United States have been further impacted as the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced that sailings from U.S. ports will not be happening until September 15, 2020. This means major cruise lines will now be extending their pause on operations from the U.S. for even longer.

The CLIA has stated “The current No Sail Order issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will expire on 24 July, and although we had hoped that cruise activity could resume as soon as possible after that date, it is increasingly clear that more time will be needed to resolve barriers to resumption in the United States.”

Cruise Lines are keeping things safe to make sure passengers and crew will remain safe when cruises do eventually resume. The additional time will also allow cruise lines to plan new health measures which will impact the cruise experience before, during, and after a cruise.

This new extension on the voluntary suspension of cruises includes the major cruise lines that usually operate from the United States such as Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line. The situation with ongoing travel restrictions and lockdowns has also become a major complication for cruise lines to resume sailings.

As of writing this, not all the major cruise lines have yet announced a further extension but are expected to do so in the coming days. Carnival Cruise Line, which is the largest operated from the U.S. ports, was planning on starting up again with eight vessels, but the cruise line did warn that was not guaranteed, and now that seems to be the case.

Members of the CLIA are all major cruise lines, such as Carnival-owned brands, Royal Caribbean-owned brands, Norwegian Cruise Line brands, and MSC Cruises.

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