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No Sail Order extended through end of October 2020

The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) has extended its cruise ship prohibition by adding an additional 30 days to the No Sail Order.

Late on Wednesday night, the CDC updated its website with a notice that the No Sail Order is now in effect through October 31, 2020.

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Back to Cruising in 74 Steps: A Summary of the Healthy Sail Panel's Plan

Six months after the cruise industry came to a standstill, the Healthy Sail Panel -- a partnership between Royal Caribbean Group, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, former government officials, medical professionals, scientists and other experts and stakeholders -- presented its findings to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday.

Cruise Tipping: What You Need to Know About Cruise Gratuities

When it comes to tipping on a cruise, passengers have strong feelings. Few onboard issues are more contentious. Do I have to tip on a cruise? If so, how much? Can I remove daily service charges?

We'll help you wade through the confusing world of cruise ship gratuities so you know exactly where your money goes and how much you can expect to pay.

CDC posts comments from the public on cruise ships restarting

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has already posted on its website over 3,000 comments from the public on what and how they think cruises should resume.

The CDC has been collecting feedback from the general public on concerns and viewpoints related to passenger cruise ships resuming operations.

After the CDC extended its "No Sail" order that prohibits cruise lines from operating cruises in North America, the CDC began asking for comments.

What Is the Jones Act, and How Does It Differ From the Passenger Vessel Services Act?

Have you ever wondered why Alaska cruises include seemingly random calls on Canada, why Hawaii sailings are rarely shorter than two weeks long or why cruises to nowhere are a thing of the past? All of these are directly tied to U.S. maritime laws that regulate the transportation of people and goods.

Check out our breakdown of the Jones Act vs. the Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA).

Do Cruise Ships Have Doctors?

Falling ill on vacation isn't fun, but it can be especially unnerving on a cruise ship, where you're confined to close quarters and can't head to the nearest doctor's office to seek relief. Or can you?

Do Cruise Ships Have Jails?

Cruises are like floating cities. They've got their own housing, entertainment, stores, restaurants, spas and swimming pools, among other amenities that allow them to sustain life at sea. So, it's only logical that you might be wondering if cruise ships have brigs.

The answer is yes, they do. "But wait," you're thinking. "What is a bring on a cruise ship?"

Do Cruise Ships Have Morgues?

What happens if you die on a cruise ship? Do cruise ships have morgues? It's unlikely that this type of morbid thinking is top-of-mind for anyone excited about an upcoming cruise vacation. These are the questions that pop into your head while you're in the shower getting ready for work, chatting over drinks with friends or lying awake in bed at night pondering the meaning of life.

CDC continues its cruise ship ban until October

There will be no cruises from North America until at least October, thanks to an extension of a "No Sail" order by the CDC.

Fears of COVID-19 continuing to be public health threat prompted the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to extend its “no-sail” order for cruise ships operating out of U.S. ports until September 30.

The ban was set to expire on July 24, although nearly every cruise line had already extended their voluntary cruise suspensions until at least mid-September.

Cruise industry group announces all U.S. sailings cancelled through September 15

COVID-19 has forced the cruise lines to cancel even more sailings, as the Cruise Lines International Association announced today U.S. based sailings are cancelled through September 15.

CLIA represents the major cruise lines, and made the announcement of the new round of cancellations.  Thus far, only Norwegian Cruise Line has made a similar announcement to support the new dates.

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