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CLIA Announces Voluntary Suspension of Cruise Operations from U.S. Ports

WASHINGTON, DC (19 June 2020)Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) issued the following statement today to announce that the association’s ocean-going cruise line members will voluntarily extend the suspension of cruise operations from U.S. ports until 15 September 2020.

"Due to the ongoing situation within the U.S. related to COVID-19, CLIA member cruise lines have decided to voluntarily extend the period of suspended passenger operations. The current No Sail Order issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will expire on 24 July, and although we had hoped that cruise activity could resume as soon as possible after that date, it is increasingly clear that more time will be needed to resolve barriers to resumption in the United States.

"Although we are confident that future cruises will be healthy and safe, and will fully reflect the latest protective measures, we also feel that it is appropriate to err on the side of caution to help ensure the best interests of our passengers and crewmembers. We have therefore decided to further extend our suspension of operations from U.S. ports until 15 September. The additional time will also allow us to consult with the CDC on measures that will be appropriate for the eventual resumption of cruise operations.

"This voluntary suspension applies to all CLIA members to which the No Sail Order applied (vessels with capacity to carry 250 persons or more). CLIA member cruise lines will continually evaluate the evolving situation and make a determination as to whether a further extension is necessary."

In 2018, the cruise industry supported over 421,000 jobs in the United States, with every 30 cruisers from U.S. ports supporting one American job. Each day of the suspension of cruise operations in the U.S. results in a total loss of approximately $110 million in economic activity and up to 800 American jobs. For more information about the economic impact of the cruise industry in the United States, including the top ten states benefitting from cruise activity, please visit: CLIA 2018 Economic Analysis.

 

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Just keeps going....I fully expect/wont be surprised it will be extended to the end of the year......especially  seeing as some  experts are saying a 2nd wave will prob come this fall and it could be worse.

I dont buy into it or care to be honest about covid…..but I feel like there will be a lot more delays and cancellations to come which could bankrupt the cruise industry......among others of course

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Just now, Mark B said:

I hope they start on the 15th. I've got one scheduled on Sep 18...

I was thinking about you.  I am the week after on EOS......I looked into Lift & Shift, and there are no similar cruises announced for Galveston to do it for either of us....(just a longer Bahamas and some Caribbean cruises).

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There will not be any cruises this year into next year. I would guess next spring but it would be really stupid to guess because no one knows. So our May Oasis cruise cancelled, rescheduled cruise Sept. is now cancelled. I know people say these lines have enough money to last till 2022 but I am doubting any of them can last that long. If they aren't up and running by next summer one of the big three are going under. I cannot see it any other way. They have no revenue. 

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1 minute ago, RCIfan1912 said:

There will not be any cruises this year into next year. I would guess next spring but it would be really stupid to guess because no one knows. So our May Oasis cruise cancelled, rescheduled cruise Sept. is not cancelled. I know people say these lines have enough money to last till 2022 but I am doubting any of them can last that long. If they aren't up and running by next summer one of the big three are going under. I cannot see it any other way. They have no revenue. 

Yep! Reminds me ... Travel Insurance LOL

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4 minutes ago, jaredhamburg said:

I was thinking about you.  I am the week after on EOS......I looked into Lift & Shift, and there are no similar cruises announced for Galveston to do it for either of us....(just a longer Bahamas and some Caribbean cruises).

We have our final payment due today/tomorrow... Guess I'll still make it, and hope for the best!

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1 minute ago, Mark B said:

We have our final payment due today/tomorrow... Guess I'll still make it, and hope for the best!

Now I'm regretting now holding out on our late August Mariner cruise so we could get all our money back instead of another FCC (which is a problem having a few when you can only apply 1/cruise).

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This ups the pessimism more than just a bit.

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The hopeful comment is just that. I do not predict any productive dialog with the CDC. The information the CDC needs is that cruise lines are already taking extraordinary measures to be safe and that there is a willing public who want to spend money on these products. It will fall on deaf ears though, and there is nothing voters can do to stop the government from just doing whatever it wants.

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39 minutes ago, RCIfan1912 said:

There will not be any cruises this year into next year. I would guess next spring but it would be really stupid to guess because no one knows. So our May Oasis cruise cancelled, rescheduled cruise Sept. is now cancelled. I know people say these lines have enough money to last till 2022 but I am doubting any of them can last that long. If they aren't up and running by next summer one of the big three are going under. I cannot see it any other way. They have no revenue. 

I have my doubts any one of the big 3 lines could last until 2022 w/o sailing. I don’t think they make it out of 2020 personally. It’s not out of the question that the RC Blog morphs into a tribute site where we all post about our pre-COVID19 experiences before the industry went bust. Sad but not out of the question. 

 

 

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I just got the details of my rescheduled cruise for October 4th straightened out this morning and now I’m reading this....it took weeks to get my credit figured out if they have to do it again I fear I’m going to loss money.  They’ve already been holding thousands of dollars of my money a year not sure what to do about making another payment.  Guess I have to decide how much I’m willing to lose.

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