Cruise Ships May Not Sail For Another 100 Days

Cruise companies will not be allowed to sail for up to 100 days after the Centers for Disease Control issued the industry a “no sail” order. reports that the order will likely further hurt South Florida’s tourism industry, which is already reeling from a nationwide reduction in travel.

The report says that one of three things must happen before cruises may return to normal operation:

  • The CDC director rescinds the “no sail” order
  • The expiration of a health and human services COVID-19 public health emergency
  • 100 days pass after the publication of the order in the Federal Register

According to the report, Port Canaveral estimates that it will lose $22.5 million in revenue, including ship docking fees and customer parking fees.