Wesh 2 NewsCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The CDC has renewed and extended its no sail order for cruise ships by at least 100 days.
The original order was put in place on March 13 and was supposed to extend for 30 days.
The order will stay in place until the Secretary of Health and Human Services no longer considers COVID-19 a public health emergency, the CDC director rescinds or modifies the order, or 100 days pass.
The order is the latest blow to the hard-hit cruise industry, which has been dealing with canceled and suspended trips across the globe.
Carnival Cruise line said it’s evaluating the recommendations.
“We are evaluating those recommendations and continuing our discussions with industry and government officials. Our existing pause in operations remains in effect through May 11, 2020.”
Royal Caribbean said it is aware of the extension and figuring out the best way to respond.
“We are aware of the CDC order and are studying how best to respond to its provisions.”