CLIA disputes CDC’s anti-cruising advisory, calling it “perplexing”

Cruise industry organization Cruise Lines International Association says that last week’s advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning against cruising is “particularly perplexing.” On Dec. 30, the CDC raised the travel level warning against cruising to its highest level as positive cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant sweep the world. Nevertheless, CLIA […]

U.S. Circuit Court reverses course on COVID-19 cruise ship regulations, lifting CDC’s safety measures– again

In what some observers are comparing to a game of ping-pong, things have changed again for the cruise industry in Florida. The same Eleventh Circuit panel that reinstated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s coronavirus pandemic-related restrictions on the cruise industry on July 17, reversed course one week later, allowing a Florida federal judge’s […]

US. Senators battling CDC for cruise restart

A group of U.S. congressmen, supported by members of the cruise and tourism industries, are fighting back against the ongoing restrictions against cruising issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Tuesday, April 13, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and Rick Scott (R-FL) introduced the Careful Resumption Under Improved Safety Enhancements (CRUISE) […]

CDC issues Conditional Sail protocol for safe resumption of cruise ship operations as it lifts No Sail order

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lifted the ‘No Sail’ order that has been in effect since March 14, and issued a detailed set of requirements that will enable cruise ships to safely resume sailing from U.S. ports. Under the Conditional Sailing Order issued by the CDC on Oct. 30, cruise lines […]