Unless the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. can be contained sooner, Americans will not be driving out of the country until after Halloween.
Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Disney Cruise Lines are actually among dozens that have extended the cancelation of sailings from North America through October 31. The cruise cancelations had earlier been through Sept. 15.
As per Business Insider, the sail day extension comes amid several outbreaks of COVID-19 aboard some of the earliest cruises to set sail since the pandemic forced closures throughout the industry.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) said Wednesday that the pandemic has had a “crushing impact” on the trade but the voluntary suspension of cruises was “proactive behavior (which) more shows the cruise industry’s dedication to public health as well as willingness to voluntarily suspend operations in the curiosity of public health and safety, as has taken place twice prior.”
Carnival Cruise Line produced the succeeding announcement Wednesday, saying “If factors in the U.S. change and quite short, modified sailing are feasible, the marketplace may give some thought to an earlier restart.”
As of August 6, the United States faces more than four million great cases and about 160,000 deaths, the Centers for disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stories.
A late 2019 Economic Impact study from CLIA showed this cruise activities supports about half a million tasks in the US and generates about $53 billion annually in economic activity all through the united states.
“Each day of the suspension of U.S. cruise activities leads to a loss of up to $110 million for economic activity and 800 strong and indirect American jobs,” CLIA published on its website Wednesday. “The result of the suspension is especially serious in states that depend very much on cruise tourism, including Florida, Texas, Alaska, Washington, New York and California.”