Miami – The Carnival shipping company completely canceled its cruises from United States ports for this year, including those that were going to depart from the ports of Miami and Cañaveral, in Florida, in November.
In a statement issued on Monday, the company said that also the cruises that were going to start sailing from both ports from November on, were finally canceled, as well as those scheduled for the beginning of next year in Sydney (Australia).
Carnival Cruise Line specified on October 2 that it had chosen the port of Miami and Port Canaveral, in Central Florida, to reactivate cruises when the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States lift the sailing ban, in force since Last March.
The federal agency announced that it was extending the ban on cruises based in United States ports until October 31.
Following this announcement, the major companies in this industry, such as Carnival and Royal Caribbean, reported the cancellations of their trips until at least November 30
The CDC estimates that as of September 29 there have been at least 3,689 cases “of diseases similar to COVID-19 on cruise ships in United States waters, in addition to at least 41 reported deaths,” in what they recognize are probably figures ” incomplete and underestimated ”.
Only between March 1 and July 10 of this year, 99 outbreaks were recorded in 123 ships based in the United States, according to the federal agency.
According to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), cruise activity in the United States is responsible for nearly half a million (421,000) jobs and generates $ 53 billion in economic activity annually throughout the country.