The NEW YORK (A.P.)- Cruise lines are ready. These will soon start their trial journeys in the waters of the U.S. with volunteer travellers. Those who come forward and help in testing the voyage of cruise can provide a safe trip to the passengers during these pandemic conditions.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided the final technical guidelines to the ship operators for the trial passage. This provision of guidelines by CDC is a step toward restarting the cruises in U.S. waters. Probably by July for the first time since March 2020.
The spokeswoman of the cruise industry’s trade group claimed that the group was revising the instructions of CDC.
According to the guidelines created by CDC, each cruise for practice will run for two to seven days. And they must have enough number of travellers to meet 10% of the capacity of the ship. The volunteers who will be a part of the trial journey of the cruise must be 18 years old or older than 18. And these volunteers must be vaccinated entirely. Or they must be free of any health issue which can cause the severity of COVID-19 infection.
The CDC guidelines also state that the volunteer passengers must be aware. That the ship operator is stimulating untested safety measures. The journey during this pandemic is an intrinsically risky activity.
A covid-19 is very important for every passenger before and after the tour. The face mask is also mandatory for passengers and staff too. And social distancing must be practised during the journey. The CDC also provided the guidelines to be followed on the shore that no one will wander without any purpose.
There must be at least one practice run of the ship before restarting the cruises in the U.S. waters. There will be an ease in the guidelines if 98% of the staff. And 95% of the travellers are completely vaccinated.