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Proposal to Deny Cruise Ship Passengers Over 70 Unless They Have a Doctor’s Note

USA Today is reporting that a proposal has been sent to the White House to deny cruise passengers 70 years and older from boarding a cruise ship unless they have a note from their doctor.

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USA Today said that the proposal was submitted by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) to Vice President Pence. The proposal also included enchanced measures cruise lines would adopt.

The proposal would allow passengers 70 years and older to board a cruise ship if they had a note from their doctor verifying their fitness for travel.

Also, any passengers who have a chronic medical condition would be denied boarding on any ship at this time.

The White is currently reviewing the proposal.  Pence said that their goal is to make cruising safer for everyone and to make sure that people who are particularly vulnerable is not going on a cruise right now.

All cruise lines are allowing passengers to cancel cruises up until 48-72 hours before their voyage.  They will receive a credit towards a future cruise.

In addition, airlines are also waiving cancellation fees.

Cruise Fever will have more on this breaking news story as more information becomes available.

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Ben Souza
Ben Souza
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  1. Age discrimination ? Are the cruiselines going to pay the doctor bill for checking you out and signing the form?

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