The Centers for Illness Control and Avoidance extended a “no sail order” for all cruise ships.
The CDC made the statement Thursday saying the timeline was indefinite but would remain in place for a minimum of 100 days. In current weeks, at least 10 cruise liner reported crew or guests that tested favorable or knowledgeable respiratory signs or flu-like illness.
The United States Coast Guard and health authorities assisting– providing resources for individuals who are sick and keeping close communication with captains. There have to do with 100 cruise ships idling in the Atlantic, Pacific or Gulf Of Mexico, either in port or offshore.
Together, they have nearly 80,000 crew aboard. A few of those ships, from Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Lines, have actually docked in Jacksonville over the previous couple of weeks.
” The cruise market has actually certainly taken a hit during corona, however I’m confident we’ll return stronger than ever,” stated Scott Lara, a travel representative. “There will be changes, there might be reduced cruisings, but the cruise market will continue to be dynamic. Saudi Arabia recently invested in Carnival. So I feel financial the market is on good steady ground.”
The industry is losing billions of dollars and serious damage to some business’ credibilities, but Lara said cruise companies will weather this storm, while keeping travelers safe and healthy.
” The ship market is not only doubling efforts to keep ships tidy, but likewise working to education travelers and crew on staying safe,” Lara said.
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