The shipping lane waits at the CDC to lift ‘no sail orders’ and implement new safety measures when their ship has more passengers. FOX Business’ Lauren Simonetti with more. Get all the latest news about coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Register here. While famous cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean and Carnival may not continue their journey after the closure of the coronavirus until August 1, American Cruise Lines aims to return to water in late June. According to Cruise Industry News, small river cruises plan to have two ships back in operation at 75 percent capacity. American Song will sail on Columbia and Snake Rivers, and American Harmony plans to sail down the Mississippi. American Cruise Lines plans to reopen the Alaskan cruise this summer and debuted with its third riverboat, American Jazz, in September. AUGUST TENTATIVE. 1 SET-SAIL DATET American Harmony usually has a capacity of 190 guests, while Royal Caribbean and Carnival vessels have space for several thousand guests under normal circumstances. The company has released a coronavirus operating protocol plan in an effort to reopen that includes an independent HVAC system in each room, touch-in check-in, PPE availability for guests and crew, and hourly sanitation. GET FOX ON the GO BUSINESS BY CLICKING HERECruise, ships get the hardest hit among coronaviruses, become one of the earliest carriers of the virus and are affected by travel restrictions. According to Forbes, the $ 45 billion industry has dropped more than 80 percent of shipping lines since the beginning of the pandemic. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON FOX BUSINESSES. American Cruise Lines did not respond to FOX Business’s comment request.
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