The CDC will allow cruise lines to slowly resume service once they have put in place health protocols that will protect guests and crew members. While it may make some time for cruise lines to receive approval, it’s a step in the right direction.
Royal Caribbean issued a statement saying that the Conditional Sail Order offers them a pathway for their cruise ships to resume cruises. The cruise line’s entire statement can be read below.
“Today’s announcement establishes a pathway for our ships to return to service, and that’s an important step in the right direction.
While we are eager to welcome our guests back on board, we have a lot to do between now and then, and we’re committed to taking the time to do things right. This includes training our crew in new health and safety protocols and conducting a number of trial sailings to stress-test those protocols in real-world conditions.
We will continue to work closely with both CDC and the Healthy Sail Panel as we make our plans, and we are confident in our ability to mitigate the risks of the pandemic and protect the health of our guests, our crew, and the communities where we sail.”