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U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

10/08/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/08/2020 11:22

Crew Disembarkations through Commercial Travel

Parent Company Cruise Line No Sail Order Response Plan Status Ship Name Ship Status Commercial Travel Allowed¥
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Complete and accurate with signed acknowledgement Grand Celebration Green Yes
Walt Disney Company Disney Cruise Line Complete and accurate with signed acknowledgement Disney Wonder Green Yes
MSC Cruise Management (UK) Limited MSC Cruises Complete and accurate with signed acknowledgement MSC Armonia Green Yes
MSC Meraviglia Green Yes
MSC Preziosa Green Yes
MSC Seaside Green Yes
Norwegian

Cruise Line Holdings

Norwegian
Cruise Line
Complete and accurate with signed acknowledgement Norwegian Jewel Green Yes
Pride of America Green Yes
Oceania Cruises Complete and accurate with signed acknowledgement Oceania Regatta Green Yes
Royal Caribbean Group Celebrity Cruises Complete and accurate with signed acknowledgement Celebrity Eclipse Green Yes
Celebrity Edge Green Yes
Celebrity Equinox Green Yes
Celebrity Millennium Green Yes
Celebrity Reflection Green Yes
Celebrity Silhouette Green Yes
Celebrity Summit Green Yes
Royal Caribbean International Complete and accurate with signed acknowledgement Adventure of the Seas Red No
Brilliance of the Seas Green Yes
Enchantment of the Seas Green Yes
Freedom of the Seas Green Yes
Grandeur of the Seas Green Yes
Harmony of the Seas Green Yes
Independence of the Seas Green Yes
Liberty of the Seas Green Yes
Mariner of the Seas Red No
Navigator of the Seas Green Yes
Oasis of the Seas Green Yes
Rhapsody of the Seas Green Yes
Serenade of the Seas Green Yes
Symphony of the Seas Green Yes
Vision of the Seas Green Yes

*Provisionally Green: Ship meets the surveillance criteria for 'Green' status, but the following have not been completed:

  1. Review and revision of the cruise line's No Sail Order response plan, or
  2. Cruise line's signed acknowledgement of a complete and accurate plan, or
  3. Ship's submission of a signed attestation to CDC for crew to travel commercially.

ⱽProvisionally Yellow: Ship meets the surveillance criteria for 'Yellow' status, but the following have not been completed:

  1. Review and revision of the cruise line's No Sail Order response plan, or
  2. Cruise line's signed acknowledgement of a complete and accurate plan, or
  3. Ship's submission of a signed attestation to CDC for crew to travel commercially.

^Provisionally Red: Ship meets the surveillance criteria for 'Red' status, but the following have not been completed:

  1. Review and revision of the cruise line's No Sail Order response plan, or
  2. Cruise line's signed acknowledgement of a complete and accurate plan.

¥Commercial Travel Allowed: Allowed for ships that are 'Green' and have submitted a signed attestation to CDC for crew to travel commercially.

Note: The above list includes cruise ships operating in U.S. waters or seeking to operate in U.S. waters during the period of the No Sail Order extension.

What does it mean for a cruise ship operator to have a plan that is complete and accurate?

A complete and accurate plan adequately addresses every element of the No Sail Order. A cruise ship operator must be in compliance with the No Sail Order, the operator's No Sail Order response plan, and CDC's Interim Guidance for Mitigation of COVID-19 Among Cruise Ship Crew During the Period of the No Sail Order. CDC assesses compliance through implementation checks on a sample of ships covered under a cruise ship operator's plan. There must be no evidence of noncompliance.

What steps is CDC taking to make sure ships stay in compliance with the criteria for commercial transport of crew?

CDC will review weekly surveillance data provided by ships, and only those ships that continue to report no cases of COVID-19 or COVID-like illness will maintain this status.

What other changes can cruise ships make if they meet these criteria?

CDC is committed to helping cruise lines provide for the safety and well-being of their crew members onboard. As cruise ships are able to show they have no cases of confirmed COVID-19 or COVID-like illnesses on board, crew members will be able to resume some of their daily interactions with fellow crew members.

Some examples of decreased restrictions on cruise ships if they meet these criteria include resuming in-person meetings, events, and social gatherings; reopening bars, gyms, or other group settings onboard for crew member use; and removing requirements to wear face coverings.

What is the difference between the two attestations CDC requires under the No Sail Order?

Under the No Sail Order, cruise lines are required to develop and implement comprehensive plans to prevent, detect, respond to, and contain COVID-19 among crew members onboard. While these response plans have been under review, CDC has allowed cruise lines to disembark crew members if they submit a signed attestation stating they have complied with the requirements to safely disembark crew members. This attestation included a requirement that crew members only use noncommercial travel to disembark and reach their final destinations and do not interact with the public during travel.

Cruise lines that have a complete and accurate No Sail Order response plan may disembark crew members without a signed attestation if they use noncommercial travel and follow CDC requirements. Cruise company officials must sign an acknowledgment of the completeness and accuracy of their response plan. Cruise ships that want to use commercial travel for crew members must meet additional requirements, which include demonstrating there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 or COVID-like illness on board and submitting a signed attestation for commercial travel.

What does it mean if a cruise line is not listed on the table above?

If a cruise line is not listed, it means the cruise line is not operating and does not plan to operate any of its ships in U.S. waters during the period of the No Sail Order.

What does it mean if a cruise ship is not listed on the table above?

If a cruise ship is not listed, it means the ship is not operating in U.S. waters and does not plan to operate in U.S. waters during the period of the No Sail Order.