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Disney Cruise Line is joining dozens of competitors in extending the suspension of all voyages from U.S. ports through the end of the year as the globe grapples with spiking coronavirus cases.
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Cruise Lines International Association, a trade group of companies including Disney, Carnival and Royal Caribbean, announced Tuesday that ships won't be hitting the open waters until at least Dec. 31, marking the fourth extension in recent months.
ASSOCIATION OF MAJOR CRUISE LINES VOLUNTARILY SUSPENDS US SAILINGS THROUGH SEPTEMBER
The pause is said to help members "prepare for the implementation of extensive measures to address COVID-19 safety" under guidance from public health experts, according to the association.
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"As we continue to plan for a gradual and highly-controlled return of cruise operations in the U.S.," members are planning to test 100% of passengers and crew and expand onboard medical capabilities, the group said.