From August 1st, just a week after coronavirus no-sail order is due to end, Carnival Cruise Line is planning to sail again.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says cruise ship travel “exacerbates the global spread of Covid-19.”
The CDC “recommends that travelers defer all cruise travel worldwide,” according to its website.
Carnival Cruise Line advised travel agents that eight of its ships will return to service on August 1st. Three will sail from Galveston, and three others from Miami. Two will sail from Port Canaveral.
“We are committed to supporting all public health efforts to manage the Covid-19 situation,” the company said. “We are taking a measured approach, focusing our return to service on a select number of homeports where we have more significant operations that are easily accessible by car for the majority of our guests.”
It will be at least the end of August before the other North American and Australian cruises will be opening up new cruise routes.
In early March the virus spread rapidly among some cruise passengers. On March 14th, the CDC issued a no-sail order for cruise ships and later extended it until July 24th.
The cruise line have selected ports which will be easy to get to by road.
For more info please visit Carnival’s Website.
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