Cruise News: State of Florida vs CDC And Updates of Cruise Lines Suspensions

There have been several new developments as the State of Florida fights for cruises to re-open and the cruise industry continues its calls for CDC to lift the conditional sailing order. In addition to all that drama there have been so many cruise news updates with extended suspensions from Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Virgin Voyages and Disney Cruise Line, along with a continued shift to home ports outside the US.

 

So, we better get started.

 

With the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which is also known as the CDC still not lifting the conditional sailing order, the State of Florida and Governor Ron DeSantis have moved forward and filed a lawsuit against the Federal Government and the CDC to allow cruises immediately.

 

The announcement was made at Port Miami and the governor specifically talked about the impact the shutdown is having in Florida. He said it didn’t make sense not to allow cruises to restart especially as people will be traveling to alternative home ports outside the US such as the Bahamas anyway.

 

DeSantis believes the Federal Government does not have the right to mothball a major industry for over a year. He thinks there is a good chance for success. The possibility of this happening has been in discussion for many weeks now and DeSantis is partnering with Florida Attorney-General Ashley Moody to make it happen.

 

There is a lot going on at the moment between the CDC and the cruise industry.

 

We now head into all the suspensions starting with Royal Caribbean. The company has extended its hold on US operations through June 30th 2021 and this impacts Royal Caribbean International Celebrity Cruises and Silver Sea Cruises.

 

Cruises are not set to resume until July at the very earliest. However, the further suspension does not impact operations out of other countries including the newly announced home ports the Royal Caribbean plans on sailing from this summer.

 

Carnival Cruise Line has also extended its suspension in the US. It comes as the conditional sailing order by the CDC remains in place despite many calls for it to be lifted. So the further suspension is now through June 30th 2021 and it does also impact Mardi Gras debut which was scheduled for June 5th. But now she’s delayed for a sixth time until July 3rd 2021.

For now, Carnival remains America’s cruise line but patience is running out with the CDC. Carnival Cruise Line president Christine Duffy has said that they may be forced to start shifting ships to alternative ports outside the United States so keep checking with all the latest updates.

 

It has been a busy week of news for Virgin Voyages as the cruise line announced cancellations into September 2021 and then not long after announced new UK domestic sailings for the summer. So all regular cruises on Scarlet Lady are now cancelled from July 4th to September 17 2021.

 

Virgin has already suspended operations through June so cruises from the US are just going to have to wait much longer. However, all is not lost as Virgin has joined the now huge list of cruise lines that are planning on taking advantage of UK domestic sailings this summer.

 

The new offerings will be for vaccinated guests only. There will be a series of three to four-night sailings out of Portsmouth in South England. Departing on August 6th, 9th, 13th, 16th, 20th and 23rd.

 

Summer cruises out of the United States are pulling away as Disney has cancelled all of its June 2021 departures. The further suspension on operations impacts the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Wonder sailings. These vessels will not resume cruises until July at the very earliest.

 

The cruise line’s previous extended suspension was announced in late February for sailings through June. Disney Magic cruises were cancelled until August which is now been updated through September 18th 2021. But despite Disney cancelling cruises from the US, those in the UK will still be able to enjoy a vacation at sea on board the Disney Magic. The ship will sell UK domestic sailings for the summer. Set to go on sale this month.

 

It has been building up for over a week since the first report about cancellations and deployment changes for five NCL cruise ships. Well, we now know that the cruise line is shifting ships to alternative home ports for the summer in the Caribbean and Europe.

 

So Norwegian Jade will begin cruises out of Athens, Greece on July 25th. Norwegian Joy will start selling Caribbean itineraries out of Montego Bay, Jamaica on August 7th and Norwegian Gem will start sailings out of the Dominican Republic on August 15 2021.

 

The cruise line will require all guests to be fully vaccinated and tested prior to boarding any of the vessels. To go along with its return to service, Norwegian Cruise Line has also launched a new docu-series named Embark and it premiered last April 15th on Facebook. This news comes as NCL has also sent a letter to the CDC urging for the conditional sailing order to be lifted by July 2021. You can check more details on the letter and full coverage over on the website.

 

So those were the biggest news stories from the past weeks but do know that things are developing fast as cruise lines push for a restart in the United States.

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    Cruise News: State of Florida vs CDC And Updates of Cruise Lines Suspensions

    There have been several new developments as the State of Florida fights for cruises to re-open and the cruise industry continues its calls for CDC to lift the conditional sailing order. In addition to all that drama there have been so many cruise news updates with extended suspensions from Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Virgin Voyages and Disney Cruise Line, along with a continued shift to home ports outside the US.

     

    So, we better get started.

     

    With the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which is also known as the CDC still not lifting the conditional sailing order, the State of Florida and Governor Ron DeSantis have moved forward and filed a lawsuit against the Federal Government and the CDC to allow cruises immediately.

     

    The announcement was made at Port Miami and the governor specifically talked about the impact the shutdown is having in Florida. He said it didn’t make sense not to allow cruises to restart especially as people will be traveling to alternative home ports outside the US such as the Bahamas anyway.

     

    DeSantis believes the Federal Government does not have the right to mothball a major industry for over a year. He thinks there is a good chance for success. The possibility of this happening has been in discussion for many weeks now and DeSantis is partnering with Florida Attorney-General Ashley Moody to make it happen.

     

    There is a lot going on at the moment between the CDC and the cruise industry.

     

    We now head into all the suspensions starting with Royal Caribbean. The company has extended its hold on US operations through June 30th 2021 and this impacts Royal Caribbean International Celebrity Cruises and Silver Sea Cruises.

     

    Cruises are not set to resume until July at the very earliest. However, the further suspension does not impact operations out of other countries including the newly announced home ports the Royal Caribbean plans on sailing from this summer.

     

    Carnival Cruise Line has also extended its suspension in the US. It comes as the conditional sailing order by the CDC remains in place despite many calls for it to be lifted. So the further suspension is now through June 30th 2021 and it does also impact Mardi Gras debut which was scheduled for June 5th. But now she’s delayed for a sixth time until July 3rd 2021.

    For now, Carnival remains America’s cruise line but patience is running out with the CDC. Carnival Cruise Line president Christine Duffy has said that they may be forced to start shifting ships to alternative ports outside the United States so keep checking with all the latest updates.

     

    It has been a busy week of news for Virgin Voyages as the cruise line announced cancellations into September 2021 and then not long after announced new UK domestic sailings for the summer. So all regular cruises on Scarlet Lady are now cancelled from July 4th to September 17 2021.

     

    Virgin has already suspended operations through June so cruises from the US are just going to have to wait much longer. However, all is not lost as Virgin has joined the now huge list of cruise lines that are planning on taking advantage of UK domestic sailings this summer.

     

    The new offerings will be for vaccinated guests only. There will be a series of three to four-night sailings out of Portsmouth in South England. Departing on August 6th, 9th, 13th, 16th, 20th and 23rd.

     

    Summer cruises out of the United States are pulling away as Disney has cancelled all of its June 2021 departures. The further suspension on operations impacts the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Wonder sailings. These vessels will not resume cruises until July at the very earliest.

     

    The cruise line’s previous extended suspension was announced in late February for sailings through June. Disney Magic cruises were cancelled until August which is now been updated through September 18th 2021. But despite Disney cancelling cruises from the US, those in the UK will still be able to enjoy a vacation at sea on board the Disney Magic. The ship will sell UK domestic sailings for the summer. Set to go on sale this month.

     

    It has been building up for over a week since the first report about cancellations and deployment changes for five NCL cruise ships. Well, we now know that the cruise line is shifting ships to alternative home ports for the summer in the Caribbean and Europe.

     

    So Norwegian Jade will begin cruises out of Athens, Greece on July 25th. Norwegian Joy will start selling Caribbean itineraries out of Montego Bay, Jamaica on August 7th and Norwegian Gem will start sailings out of the Dominican Republic on August 15 2021.

     

    The cruise line will require all guests to be fully vaccinated and tested prior to boarding any of the vessels. To go along with its return to service, Norwegian Cruise Line has also launched a new docu-series named Embark and it premiered last April 15th on Facebook. This news comes as NCL has also sent a letter to the CDC urging for the conditional sailing order to be lifted by July 2021. You can check more details on the letter and full coverage over on the website.

     

    So those were the biggest news stories from the past weeks but do know that things are developing fast as cruise lines push for a restart in the United States.

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