As you are aware the Cruise Industry is experiencing an unpredictable situation due to the pandemic situation. A team of experts is working to define new parameters on the new era of Cruising.
At this moment, the cruiselines and companies we work with are paused until September 30th 2020 as the CDC has announced but we don´t know if the date will be postpone.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today the extension of a No Sail Order for cruise ships through September 30, 2020. This order continues to suspend passenger operations on cruise ships with the capacity to carry at least 250 passengers in waters subject to U.S. jurisdiction.
Besides each country will dictate where, how and when cruise lines can resume their operations. Most of crew members embark in US ports and at this moment it is one of the countries with more outbreaks in the Americas. When will be back to “normal”? Unfortunately We don´t know and we are trying to keep you informed with any news we receive.
If you did your process with Crew & Cruise and are awaiting for feedback about an interview or ship assignment, please be patient and visit our website regularly for updates. We understand that you made an investment in order to get your visa, medical exam and other required documents but no body expected this situation. When things get back to a new normal and if still interested contact us and we will do our best to get you onboard. We will need to work together: crew, agencies and cruiselines. Please also note that all joiners will now require to take PCR test. It can only be done a fes days before embarkation, so please wait for further instructions from us.
Also remember that cruiselines are working on a Healthy Return to Service operation guideline
Royal Caribbean Group Chairman and CEO Richard Fain speaks about the cruise line’s ongoing learnings, progress and provides an optimistic outlook on when cruises might resume.