CDC warns against cruise ship travel, regardless of vaccination status
In a potentially ominous message for Florida’s cruise-ship industry, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that people should avoid cruise travel “regardless of vaccination status” because of the spread of COVID-19.
Ship departs Amelia Island as cruise line resumes sailing
American Cruise Lines is the first cruise line to resume sailing in U.S. waters since the coronavirus pandemic, according to an article on USA Today. On Saturday, American Cruise Lines’ coastal ship Independence left Amelia Island on a seven-day cruise to Charleston. Being a smaller ship, Lara said, the cruise line used it to its advantage. Guests are also encouraged to get a COVID-19 vaccine before traveling, but it’s not mandatory, according to the cruise line. According to the USA Today article, the next cruise line set to sail in U.S. waters since the pandemic is the American Queen Steamboat Company.
NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to film on space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. NASA is rolling out the International Space Stations red carpet for Tom Cruise to make a movie in orbit. Bridenstine said hell leaving it to Cruise and SpaceX to provide the mission details. I will tell you this: NASA has been in talks with Tom Cruise and, of course, his team, and we will do everything we can to make it a successful mission, including opening up the International Space Station," he told The Associated Press. Asked about Cruise filming on the space station, Musk told CBS This Morning, Actually, I think that remains to be seen. The question is, Can Tom Cruise make a new movie that inspires the next generation Elon Musk. And if he can do that, then were all for it.
The U.S. cruise business is stopping for a month due to coronavirus
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2020The tweet came after a steady parade of cancellation announcements from the major cruise lines. The day before, Princess Cruises halted service on all 18 of its cruise ships for 60 days. Viking cruise lines announced it would suspend all river and ocean cruises until April 30, and Disney Cruise Lines canceled all departures through the end of March. "We want to work with the cruise line industry to ensure that when we come through this ... cruise lines are safer than ever before and can prosper for years to come." Princess Cruises has struggled to contain outbreaks on its Diamond Princess and Grand Princess ships.cbsnews.com
State Department urges US citizens to avoid cruise ship travel
U.S. citizens, especially those with underlying medical conditions, should not travel by cruise ship, the Department of State announced Sunday. The State Department said passengers with plans to travel by cruise ship should contact their cruise line companies directly for further information and continue to monitor travel.state.gov and check the latest cruise ship guidance from the CDC. U.S. citizens, especially with underlying conditions, should not travel by cruise ship. Brian Kemp announced Sunday morning on Twitter that 34 Georgia residents on the Grand Princess cruise ship will be securely transferred to Dobbins Air Reserve Base. But the largest known outbreak on a cruise ship was on the Diamond Princess, a sister ship of the Grand Princess owned by Princess Cruises.
Coronavirus concerns: Many thinking twice before booking a cruise
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As the new coronavirus spreads across the globe, with tens of thousands affected, some cruise ship passengers are growing in concern. There have been no reports of confirmed cases on Florida cruise ships and they’re running as scheduled, but some future vacationers are worried about going out to sea. Meanwhile, more than 300 American cruise ship passengers were being quarantined at military bases in California and Texas on Monday after arriving from Japan on charter flights overnight. “It’s important to the cruise ships to make sure the ships are clean so people have a great time on their vacation,” he added. “If to really read the fine print to see what’s covered and what’s not.”Jacksonville has one cruise ship that sails from JaxPort: the Carnival Ecstasy.