Clia’s US cruise line members have agreed to voluntarily suspend all cruise operations for a further two months through to the end of the year.
Members will use the time to prepare to implement extensive new Covid health and safety measures the industry hopes will allow cruising to resume safely.
Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Group and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings on Monday (2 November) confirmed their lines and brands would be suspending operations until 31 December.
The announcement comes after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revoked its long-standing no-sail order last week.
The order has been replaced with a new "framework for conditional sailing order", which is expected to define how and when cruise operations resume in US waters.