Smooth Sailing? Cruising Post COVIDAugust 17, 2020 | By Nafeesah Allen
The U.S. has spoken loud and clear about its strict No-Sail order through Sept 2020. Most cruise lines, like Carnival, have taken cues from even more restrictive countries, like Canada and Australia, and they have volunteered to dock most boats until the end of October. Staying anchored makes a lot of sense, given that Caribbean ports of call are re-opening and re-closing at an unpredictable clip. All of the COVID-related changes have made this once care-free vacay option a scary proposition. The industry is already planning for 2021 trips, but cruisers are visibly skeptical. What would it take for customers to risk setting sail? Well, I (very unscientifically) polled my network of world-travelers to find out.
Here are the top 6 things they want to see before they’ll get back on board: