Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and the fact that most of the world's international cruise ships will be grounded until at least September, a South Florida based cruise line was set to return to cruising later this month. But with the resurgence of coronavirus, the company has now scrapped its planned return.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line was set to return to the seas on July 25, just days after a current Center for Disease Control (CDC) no-sail order is set to expire. But the company has now announced that it will postpone its return for at least a month in response to Bahamian travel restrictions.
CruiseRadio.net reports that the company was excited about returning to operations. CEO Oneil Khosa stated that "Upon announcing that we would resume cruising in late July, we were thrilled to see a great deal of demand, demonstrating that there is a strong appetite amongst travelers for our unique short-cruise ‘microcation’ product.”
Khosa says that Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is the only cruise company to receive a "green" status from the CDC, meaning the company has "met all requirements in providing a safe environment for our crew members to work and disembark via non-commercial travel.”