That would mean about $1.8 million in revenue.

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Port Tampa Bay officials say that cruises won’t likely return until fall at the earliest — or possibly even 2022.

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Officials had budgeted for at least one ship to set sail with 50 percent capacity by April. That would mean about $1.8 million in revenue.

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‘At this point it certainly doesn’t appear that we will see anything return to regular cruise activity until the fall.’

‘The cruise industry is standing at a standstill, waiting for the CDC to release technical guidelines that it will require for those additional sailing certificates which will include embark and debark detail, destination agreements, and a variety of things,’ said Elliot.

Other federal safety and health precautions include building onboard laboratories to test passengers frequently for the coronavirus throughout the duration of their trip. This will help to accurately keep track of cases on board and limit any possible outbreak.


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Date: 2021-02-22T10:00:09.305
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When will cruising resume here? It’s complicated

Even as professional baseball, outdoor music venues, theme parks and resorts have been allowed to resume operations with safeguards in place, the cruise industry continues to cancel upcoming voyages every couple of months, pushing potential restart dates into who knows when.

Cruise fans are eager to get back on their favorite ships. In a survey of online users of CruiseCritic.com, a booking and information site, 59% say they’re looking to sail within the next 12 months.

Yet travel agents interviewed for this story say consumers might want to avoid booking a trip scheduled before next fall or winter unless they understand it might be canceled and are comfortable with the cruise line’s cancellation policies.


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European Cruise Lines Plan to Resume More Sailings

Cruise operations in Europe are moving forward with plans for the resumption of service while in North America the industry continues to await the opportunity to resume its cruises. After pausing operations due to the resurgence of the coronavirus and renewed government restrictions, Germany’s AIDA cruises and Italy’s Costa Cruises, both parts of Carnival Corporation, reset their dates to resume cruises.

Citing the current travel restrictions from the German federal government, AIDA delayed its restart by two weeks to March 20. The company plans to resume sailing around the Canary Islands aboard its ship the AIDAperla. AIDA had briefly operated cruises in the Canary Islands but suspended the sailings at the beginning of the year citing an unspecified technology issue and then the travel restrictions. The current plan to resume sailing only highlighted the Canary Islands cruises whereas in the past AIDA had also said it would also resume Mediterranean and Northern European cruises on March 6.’


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Carnival’s Mardi Gras debut in Port Canaveral delayed again as cruise line cancels more sailings

Carnival Cruise Line is the latest to further push any return to sailing, canceling all its itineraries through April, and delaying the debut of new ship Mardi Gras from Port Canaveral until May 29.

The line also is halting Australian sailings until at least May 19 and announced its European summer plans for Carnival Legend from May-October are off the board.

The latest round of cancellations were announced Friday, with Carnival joining Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises and Royal Caribbean by pulling sailings until May. Disney Cruise Line has yet to cancel its April sailings while MSC Cruises still has January itineraries available to book on its website.


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Norwegian Extends Suspension of Its Cruises Through May 31

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. ‘ Norwegian Cruise Line, which has ships sailing out of Port Canaveral and the Port Tampa Bay, has extended its previously announced suspension of global cruises through May 31, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced Tuesday.

Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, part of the same brand, also are suspended as Norwegian Cruise Lines Holdings works toward a return-to-service plan that meets the COVID-19 guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control.

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic sparked the CDC to issue a no-sail order on cruise ships in U.S. waters as of March 14, 2020, and that order was replaced by the Framework for Conditional Sailing on October 30. The ‘conditional sailing’ order directs cruise lines to prevent, mitigate, and respond to the spread of COVID-19 onboard cruise ships to protect crews and passengers before they can resume sailing again.

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