The US Travel Association says it is time to let the ships sail.
"We join the calls to identify the way toward lifting the Conditional Sail Order and allowing the phased resumption of cruise operations as quickly as possible," Roger Dow, president of the U.S. Travel Association.
In a statement released yesterday U.S. Travel Association President Roger Dow joined the many organizations, politicians and cruise lines asking the Federal Government to find a way to get the cruise industry restarted.
“The standard of evidence should be exceptionally high for rules that effectively single out certain industries as other parts of the economy are allowed to reopen. Restrictions have taken a disproportionately heavy toll on the travel industry and our millions of workers, and the rule preventing cruise operations is uniquely specific.
“It is economically imperative to find the pathways to reopening, and the evidence is clear that a layered approach to health and safety allows the safe resumption of travel. We join the calls to identify the way toward lifting the Conditional Sail Order and allowing the phased resumption of cruise operations as quickly as possible.”