New York, 24 May 2021 (AFP) – Cruise Lines Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean have made official their intention to resume sea voyages from US ports in July or August after a long hiatus due to the epidemic.
Norwegian elaborated in a statement on Monday (24) that its first cruise to depart from the city of the United States since its suspension of activities in March 2020 would depart Seattle on August 7 and be fully staffed by vaccinated passengers. Will be reserved for
Carnival indicated on Friday that its three subsidiaries – Princess Cruise, Holland America Line and Carnival Cruise Line – plan to resume routes between Seattle and Alaska from July 24.
Royal Caribbean announced on the same day that its journey between Seattle and Alaska would also resume in July.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the main federal public health agency in the United States, issued new regulations in early May that allow cruise lines to return to sea under strict conditions.
“We have been waiting a long time to announce a cruise leaving the United States,” Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Harry Sommer said in his statement on Monday.
Vaccination against Kovid-19 will be mandatory for those going to Carnaval and Royal Caribbean cruises to Alaska. The company specified that this requirement would apply to people over the age of 12 from 1 August.
The CDC recommends that all passengers and workers on cruise ships be vaccinated.
However, the governor of Florida, from where many cruise ships sailed in the United States, adopted a decree in April that prohibits companies from requiring their customers to undergo vaccination tests against the virus.
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