The competitors in the cruise industry are working together to sail again.
On Monday, Royal Caribbean Group and Norwegian Cruise Line announced the establishment of a joint working group to help develop safety standards for restarting business during the coronavirus pandemic.
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The “Health Sailing Team” co-chaired by former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt and former U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb are advising the company on restart plans that will be submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and others mechanism. The regulator is at the end of August. The team plans to share its findings with the entire cruise industry and regulators.
The cruise industry has been hit hard by this epidemic, with some of the earliest large COVID-19 clusters appearing on cruise ships, with thousands of passengers and crew crowded nearby.
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On March 14, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a no-voyage order to all cruise ships, which was then extended to July 24.
Operators, including the Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line and Carnival, have voluntarily extended their suspension at US ports until September.
In a panel interview on Monday, Leavitt, Royal Caribbean CEO Richard Thain and Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Frank Del Rio did not provide detailed information on what agreements may be included in the restart of the industry, or the recent U.S. coronavirus cases. Whether the surge may further expand the scope of the agreement. Suspend operation.
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Levitt said: “We are all just feeling our way here. For me, it is clear that in the context of masks, sociology is changing.” “I think it will be very interesting to look at the business of other companies. Not just cruise ships, but others. We are all working hard for this.”
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