CDC raises COVID-19 infection risk for cruise travel to highest level

CDC raises COVID-19 infection risk for cruise travel to highest level

P&O will not resume cruise sailings until at least April next year.

"Cruise passengers are at increased risk of person-to-person spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19, and outbreaks of COVID-19 have been reported on cruise ships", the notice explains. Even if you test negative, the agency said passengers should still stay home for the full seven days.

The cruise operations impacted include the following: All cruises sailing through 31 March 2021; Cruises longer than seven days sailing in and out of United States ports through 1 November 2021.

Arnold Donald, CEO of cruise giant Carnival Corporation, says he is "cautiously optimistic" the company will resume sailings in early 2021.

Carnival Corp.'s Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. failed to persuade a judge to dismiss negligence claims by 17 passengers who allege they suffered Covid-19 symptoms after being exposed to the coronavirus on a February voyage.

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This difference between "where we are likely to be and where we need to be" is known as the emissions gap. He added: "The Covid-19 pandemic is not a solution for climate change ". "There is no time to lose".

P&O President Paul Ludlow said: "With hopeful news headlines clearly we do not want to extend our pause in operations any further than absolutely necessary, but given the ever-changing guidance around worldwide travel and the varying regulations in many European ports of call we felt it prudent to cancel these additional dates".

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The Threat Level 4 warning also provides information about what travelers who will be boarding ships do to protect themselves and others.

Travel Agent received this brief statement from Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) about the CDC's latest action: "We share a common goal with the CDC, which is to protect the public health of our passengers, crew and destinations".

No action is required to receive the above either by the guest or travel advisor.

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