A while ago, there was alarming news for the cruise traveling industry. A no-sail order was put into action by the CDC and cost them greatly. The protests and arguments did not lead anywhere. CDC stood firmly by its assessment. However, this order had an expire date.
As the expiration date was getting close, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated a warning to defer this order worldwide.
The updated news referring to this defer was on CDC’s website on Oct. but no serious attention was raised until Oct. 26. The post says that CDC endorses that travelers defer all cruise travel worldwide, meaning that cruise passengers are at increased risk of the person-to-person spread of infectious diseases, especially COVID-19 which is the main reason for all the protection protocols since the outbreak.
Usually, the CDC posts travel health notices for all countries and international destinations but not the transportation system like ships, airplanes, or trains. Due to the extraordinary nature of the coronavirus pandemic and the increased risk of transmission of COVID-19 on cruise ships, the U.S. government is instructing U.S. travelers to defer all cruise travel.
Like many other viruses, COVID-19 appears to spread more easily between people in close quarters aboard ships and boats. Recent reports highpoint the risk of infections to cruise passengers and crew on cruises. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, there remains a risk of infected passengers and crew on board cruise ships.
A panel was acquiesced to the CDC in September and included entry testing for all passengers and crew, daily temperature checks, mask recommendations, and more. It was sat by Royal Caribbean Group and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings together created the Healthy Sail Panel with some of the country’s leading health experts to develop guidelines to return to cruising.