武汉夜场：U.S. cruise industry hopes to resume flights this year
U.S. cruise industry hopes to resume flights this year
The International Cruise Line Association, which represents 95% of the global ocean liner’s capacity, announced on the 3rd thatThe suspension period of cruise ships operating in the United States has been extended to December 31.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted the seven-month cruise ship ban in U.S. waters last week.But the International Cruise Line Association announced on the 3rd thatIts members “voluntarily” chose to keep cruise ships out of US waters,Until the end of this year.
International Cruise Line Association represents many large cruise companies around the world,Including Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line,The headquarters of the three largest cruise operators in the world are all located in Miami, Florida.Each owns multiple cruise brands.
The International Cruise Line Association said,Cruise operators will follow the latest guidance from public health experts and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,”Use the rest of the year” to prepare for safe resumption.
Associated Press reported,Although the number of new crown cases in the United States is still climbing,The CDC issued new regulations on October 30,Allow large cruise ships to resume flights in the United States,However, a series of regulations have been set for cruise ship epidemic prevention.such as,Before the cruise departs and after returning,All passengers and crew must be tested for the new crown virus; the cruise time must not exceed 7 days.
The Miami Herald reported,The International Cruise Line Association previously promised to test all passengers and crew for the new crown virus before the cruise ship sails.However, as of last week, the type of testing and operating procedures have not been determined.
According to the guidance of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,The cruise operator wants to resume sailing,The inspection and quarantine procedures for crew and passengers must be set up,Must set up testing laboratories on all cruise ships under it,Arrange passengers to go ashore for isolation when necessary,It is also necessary to implement simulated voyages in which volunteers pretend to be “sick passengers”.As a pre-epidemic exercise.
Due to the outbreak of the new crown epidemic on multiple cruise ships,The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention banned cruise ships from entering US ports in mid-March.Later, the “ban on navigation” was extended many times.The International Cruise Line Association estimates thatThe economic loss caused by the suspension of the U.S. cruise industry exceeds 25 billion U.S. dollars and job losses16.40,000.(Chen Dan) (Special feature)