CLIA is taking action and you can help!!
The Cruise Line Industry Association is asking for your help.
CLIA has launched a new campaign to get the U.S. Government to recognize the plight of the shuttered cruise industry.
Use your voice to tell Congress to urge the Biden Administration to lift the Conditional Sailing Order (CSO) and allow cruising to resume in the U.S. by the beginning of July 2021!
Much has changed since the CDC issued the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order (CSO) last fall, including the cruise industry's proven success resuming operations in other parts of the world. Nearly 400,000 passengers have sailed since last summer with fewer than 50 confirmed cases, a far lower rate than on land or in other venues, based on public reporting. Moreover, the vaccine rollout continues to gain momentum and President Biden projects that the U.S. will be “closer to normal” by early July.
There is no ‘normal’ without cruise ships!
The CSO, which was issued last October, reflects thinking from a very different time in the course of the pandemic and should be lifted to allow for a phased return of cruising from U.S. ports by July. More than a year has passed since U.S. cruise operations were suspended and preparing a cruise ship to sail again with the appropriate enhanced measures in place will take about 90 days, which means that cruise lines must start planning NOW if they are going to resume U.S. operations by July.
Your voice is IMPORTANT and NEEDED!
If you are ready to see cruising treated like other sectors of travel and tourism and on track to resume in the U.S. by July 2021, please take a moment to call, email, and/or Tweet your Senators and U.S. Representatives to let them know!