Breaking News: No Sail order lifted replaced by conditional sail order


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  • BadPinkTink

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    CDC lifts cruise ban, says companies can restart once they prove COVID-19 protocols work
    BY TAYLOR DOLVEN
    OCTOBER 30, 2020 01:43 PM,
    UPDATED 55 MINUTES AGO

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention set the stage for the return of U.S. cruising with the release Friday of a detailed series of requirements that could put ships back in operation in the coming months.

    The decision from the CDC to let its no-sail order expire in exchange for a conditional sail order is a win for the Florida-based cruise industry, which has been paralyzed since it shut down passenger operations on March 13 amid COVID-19 outbreaks on several ships. Still, cruise companies will have to prove to the agency that COVID protocols are working with specific testing requirements and trial runs before passengers can return.

    Most cruise companies — Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Group, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, MSC Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line and Virgin Voyages — have canceled all cruises leaving from U.S. ports until at least Dec. 1. Companies are promoting protocols they say will limit much of the evacuations, stranded ships and death the industry experienced in the spring once cruising resumes, like testing for all passengers, but have not yet announced what kind of testing.

    Looming over the CDC decision is the fast approaching Nov. 3 election. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has vowed to listen to scientists when crafting his response to the COVID-19 pandemic if he wins the White House. Last month, the Trump administration overruled scientists at the CDC who wanted to ban cruises until February 2021 in favor of extending the no-sail order just one additional month, until Oct. 31.

    The CDC still has its Level 3 travel notice for cruise ships in place, which warns against anyone taking a cruise because of the high risk of COVID-19 infection on ships. The agency first put the notice in place on March 8, nearly one week before cruise companies decided to shut down passenger operations amid outbreaks on several ships.
     

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  • BartmanLA

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    While they lifted the order, they STILL have a "Strong Advisory" against passenger cruise ship travel in place. I think they might be trying to influence the CLIA to push sailing dates back even further with out actually putting a ban in place. Above that all, DCL needs to get in gear and start giving INFORMATION to their guests, this 'wait and see' silent treatment is not going to cut it, especially for those that have cruises imminently coming up. I'm hopeful but not optimistic.
     
  • fishingfool999

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    The CDC statement is 40 pages but it is fairly easy reading. The last 15 or so pages is the most important as a passenger to read. First steps include simulated cruises to test protocols before any cruises can start. Testing, Face coverings, social distance, meal services, shows and others will be affected. This statement should be a MUST read for any cruise passengers.
     

    BartmanLA

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    It only is allowing cruises of 7 days or shorter, with the caveat that they could shorten or lengthen the itinerary based on current health conditions and limitations...
     

    AgentMama

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    While they lifted the order, they STILL have a "Strong Advisory" against passenger cruise ship travel in place. I think they might be trying to influence the CLIA to push sailing dates back even further with out actually putting a ban in place. Above that all, DCL needs to get in gear and start giving INFORMATION to their guests, this 'wait and see' silent treatment is not going to cut it, especially for those that have cruises imminently coming up. I'm hopeful but not optimistic.
    There are strong advisories against a lot of different travel that people still want, so my guess is that as soon as it opens back up, there is definitely an audience for it.
     

    bcwife76

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    So if the CDC says cruises must be 7 nights or shorter what will become of several cruises including: WBPC, 9 night Alaska, 8 night HOTHS Fantasy Oct 2021, the 9 night southern to name a few?
     

    mom4fun

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    So if the CDC says cruises must be 7 nights or shorter what will become of several cruises including: WBPC, 9 night Alaska, 8 night HOTHS Fantasy Oct 2021, the 9 night southern to name a few?
    And you can add the Transatlantic to the list.
     
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