The travel world rejoiced earlier this month when Carnival Cruise Line announced that it would return to operations in November. But the joy was short-lived after Carnival announced this week that it would cancel all cruises through November.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) opened the door for cruise companies to return to operations when it declined to extend its no-sail order, which is set to expire on October 31. Carnival initially signaled that it would resume cruising in November, sailing out of Port of Miami and Port Canaveral beginning November 1. MiamiHerald.com reports that Carnival was the only major cruise company that signaled that it would return to operations so soon after the expiration of the no-sail order.
Now, it appears that the company will not be ready to return to the seas until at lease December.
In a statement about the decision Carnival spokesperson Chris Chiames said, “As we looked at the list of tasks involved in returning to operations, we determined that canceling November was required, even if the CDC’s no sail order is not extended beyond Oct. 31.”
Though the pandemic has caused the cruise companies to indefinitely pause operations, the statute of limitations for cruise injury and cruise sexual assault cases has not changed. Usually, victims have one year from the date of incident to file suit.
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