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There might be some good news out this week, if you have a Carnival Cruise scheduled after August 1st.
The cruise line has said it may start the relaunch of some of its ships slowly, with 8 of it’s fleet of 105 ships set to sail in August.
The cruises would depart from Port Canaveral, Florida, Miami, Florida and Galveston, Texas.
This would, obviously, be a partial start to dipping their rutters in the water, as it would only include less than 8% of their entire fleet.
But, HEY, it’s a start, AMIRITE?!? There is a light at the end of this quarantine tunnel!
Carnival said it would still cancel its other previously scheduled cruises until after the first of October.
This is sad news for some, but I’m sure Carnival would rather be safer than sorry. They are already in hot water for not handling the quarantine of COVID-19 very well at the beginning of the outbreak.
Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended its “no sail order,” banning all cruise travel in the United States until July 24. A C.D.C. spokeswoman, Caitlin Shockey, said the agency has not consulted with any of the cruise companies on the timeline for restarting cruises.NY Times
So the date set by Carnival Cruise Lines — of August 1st — is just outside of those cruise bans. Of course, they are still going to work within the “no sail” guidelines, but we may have a tentative sail date!
I don’t know about y’all, but I’m about ready to get on a big boat and soak up the rays for about a week!
Really, there probably isn’t a more safe time to sail. You KNOW the cruise line is going to be HYPER vigilant in maintaining clean and safe conditions for the crew and passengers.
I’m sure they don’t want a repeat of what happened back in March.