Miami . The International Association of Cruise Lines yesterday announced that its guild's passenger ships will not sail through the ports of the United States throughout the boreal summer, extending a pause set by the coronavirus pandemic.
The do-not-sail order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on March 14 expires on July 24. The association says that the cruise lines have decided to voluntarily extend this hiatus until September 15 because they need time "to resolve barriers" with the US authorities to restart navigation.
"Although we trust that Future cruises will be healthy and safe, and fully reflect the latest safeguards, we also believe that it is appropriate to err on the side of caution to help ensure what is most convenient for our passengers and crew "the statement said.  The association said they are consulting with CDC on appropriate measures to resume cruise travel. The association represents 95% of the world cruise industry.