It appears that cruising is returning to the United States after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control recently declined to extend a no-sail order.
The CDC initially issued the no-sail order in early spring during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. The first order extended through July but was gradually extended through October. It appeared that the CDC was poised to extend the no-sail order further, but declined to do so after the White House reportedly intervened.
Carnival Cruise Line is gearing up to return to operations in November, but will likely only sail out of two ports, including Miami, Florida reports the MiamiHerald.com.
Other cruise lines are also preparing to return to cruising, including Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and MSC - all of which are selling cruises out of Miami in November.
The CDC's declining to extend its no-sail order comes after months of lobbying by the travel industry and other industries that have been hurt by the lack of maritime activity.