CLIA members have agreed to suspend all US cruise operations until October 31, 2020, however each cruise line reserved the right to consider an earlier restart if conditions permit.
In a statement, CLIA said: “We believe it is prudent at this time to voluntarily extend the suspension of US ocean-going cruise operations to 31 October.
“This is a difficult decision as we recognise the crushing impact this pandemic has had on our community and every other industry.
“However, we believe this proactive action further demonstrates the cruise industry’s commitment to public health and willingness to voluntarily suspend operations in the interest of public health and safety, as has occurred twice prior.
“We will revisit a possible further extension on or before 30 September,” said the association.
“At the same time, should conditions in the US change and it becomes possible to consider short, modified sailings, we would consider an earlier restart.”