CLIA Announces Voluntary Suspension of Cruise Operations from U.S. Ports

Below is the text of a press release from CLIA – Cruise Lines International Association, outlining a voluntary suspension of cruising by ocean-going vessels from US ports. Cruise lines that may have voyages impacted include Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Croisi Europe, Crystal Cruises, Cunard, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Ponant Yacht Cruises & Expeditions, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Seabourn, Silversea, and Virgin Voyages. We’ve also included a frequently asked questions section at the conclusion of the release. You can visit our COVID-19 Cancellations & Changes page for the latest updates by brand.

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Introducing NCL’s SAIL SAFE Health and Safety Program

What will the cruising experience be like when it returns? How will COVID-19 affect how we sail and enjoy these amazing vacations? We’re starting to get a first glimpse, as today Norwegian Cruise Line introduced their policies for resuming operations. While we can’t guarantee that these exact procedures will be implemented by all cruise lines, we think it’s reasonable to expect their policies to be similar.

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Coronavirus: Facts You Need to Know

The Coronavirus has been a major news story over the past couple of weeks, but there has also been a lot of mis-information passed around. At Premier Custom Travel, we believe in sharing facts without hype or bias. Our goal with this blog post is two-fold: 1) To give you an OFFICIAL update from the cruise industry regarding the virus, and 2) To give you CREDIBLE sources for up-to-date information from medical experts and travel professionals.

We strongly encourage you to exercise extreme caution and verify with LEGITIMATE sources any information you choose to share on social media or with friends and family. If you are unsure of the veracity of the information, do not share it or pass it along.

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