The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has extended the No Sail Order banning cruising in U.S. waters through September 30th. The ban was set to expire on July 24th.
CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield cited “ongoing” coronavirus outbreaks aboard ships. He added that there have been at least 2,973 infections or illnesses and 34 deaths related to cruise ships since the CDC began tracking.
According to Dr. Redfield:
These data have also revealed a total of 99 outbreaks on 123 different cruise ships, meaning that 80% of ships within U.S. jurisdiction were affected by COVID-19 during this time frame. In addition, 9 ships still have ongoing or resolving COVID-19 outbreaks on board.
Last month, Disney Cruise Line and other members of the Cruise Lines International Association voluntarily suspended cruising through at least September 15.
We will update this article we receive word of official cancellations from Disney Cruise Line.