IN MIAMI, THE PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS AT THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SHARE THE LATEST NEWS INTO CRUISE SHIP ACTIVITY AND HOW TO STAY SAFE ABOARD A CRUISE SHIP
The CDC (Center for Disease and Control) is working on guidelines and requirements that Cruise Lines must follow and meet in order to set sail once again following a year of inactivity. The news comes as a sigh of relief for the ailing industry as it has been on standby after the COVID pandemic struck internationally to cripple cruise lines and the destinations that depend on the tourism cruise lines provide. Last Friday, the CDC made public a list of detailed requirements to deal with COVID by way of agreements between U.S. ports and cruise ship companies. The measures are a direct response to the outbreaks that occurred aboard cruise ships and situations that followed when the coronavirus reached the United States in March 2020. In a statement from the CDC, “Cruising safely and responsibly during a global pandemic is difficult. While cruising will always pose some risk of COVID-19 transmission, following the phases of the [conditional sail order] will ensure cruise ship passenger operations are conducted in a way that protects crew members, passengers, and port personnel, particularly with emerging COVID-19 variants of concern.”
When the agreements between cruise lines and the CDC are reached, cruise ship companies are obliged to run trial cruises with no passengers on board and only crew members. However, it take months before cruise lines will see passengers onboard reaching U.S. ports after international voyages at sea.