Here’s news involving COVID-19 you might have missed.
· Canada, Europe and many ports are still closed to Americans.
· Dockworkers suppliers, tour operators, merchants, etc. worldwide are lobbying to reopen. They have been out of work for months.
· Carnival Cruise lines has cancelled all voyages through the end of the year. If you think this won’t affect us…they own Carnival, P&O, Cunard, Holland America, Princess, Seabourn, Costa and AIDA.
· High profile trips Carnival cancelled are the 2021 world cruise on the Island Princess and the South America voyage on the Pacific Princess. These two ships will not sail again until April 2021.
· Carnival is the parent of the Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2 Queen Victoria. Trips on all three are cancelled though May 2021.
· Crystal Cruises has said they are not going out of business. Their parent, Genting Hong Kong, is having financial problems. They suspended payments to creditors as they restructure to deal with the continuing fallout from COVID-19. Crystal announced that the Crystal Endeavor, its upcoming expedition yacht, will be delayed about a year.
· These countries have banned Americans from entering: Australia, Grand Bahama, Canada, China, European Union, Iceland, India, Japan, Russia and South and South Africa.
· The US State Dept advises that in order to curb the spread of COVID-19, many countries have implemented strict screening procedures that deny port entry rights to ships and prevent passengers from disembarking.
· The CDC relaxed a 14-day quarantine recommendation for anyone returning to the United States following traveling internationally.
· The CDC has extended the “No Sail Order” until October 1.
· CDC is advising U.S. travelers to defer all cruise travel.
Check back for part 2. we have some BREAKING NEWS to share in Part 2.