Yesterday, July 16, the CDC announced that the no sail order has been extended to September 30, 2020. Here is a statement by CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association):
CLIA Statement on CDC No Sail Order Announcement
July 16, 2020 (Washington, DC)—As reflected in today’s announcement, CLIA and its member lines remain aligned with the CDC in our commitment to public health and safety. We are also pleased that the CDC has announced its intention to issue a request for information about the industry’s resumption of passenger operations. As we continue to work towards the development of enhanced protocols to support the safe resumption of cruise operations around the world, we look forward to timely and productive dialogue with the CDC to determine measures that will be appropriate for ocean-going cruise operations to resume in the United States when the time is right.
This has definitely made me sad. Cruise ships have always been the safest place to be when it comes to cleanliness. Wayne and I made reservations in April to hop on a ship in May. I’d still get on a ship, even a full ship. I know how clean and how strict they are about keeping things clean, and keeping hands clean.
The only thing that would keep me from getting on a ship is if we had to wear masks. I couldn’t enjoy any trip if I had to wear a face mask.