The cruise ship can officially set sail on Sunday-but it will not carry any passengers.
According to the “USA Today” report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved the cruise ship’s access plan, but it has not stipulated when anyone except the crew is allowed to board the ship.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) replaced the eight-month “no-navigation” order with a 40-page conditional navigation order framework, which expired at 11:59 on Saturday night. The new directive lists what Dr. Martin Cetron, director of the CDC Immigration and Quarantine Bureau, called the “phased, deliberate and deliberate approach”
Martin said that route depends on the cruise industry’s ability to ensure the health of crews, passengers and port city residents.
The first voyage will be simulated to prove that the ship and crew meet CDC standards and can hinder the spread of COVID-19. Future trials will include simulated sailing with volunteers such as employees or their families.
The agency said: “In the initial stage, cruise ship operators must demonstrate compliance with testing, quarantine and isolation, and social distancing requirements to protect the crew, while establishing the laboratory capabilities required to test crews and future passengers.”
Subsequent trials will include simulated voyages with volunteers (such as employees or their families).