Update Norwegian Cruise line passengers have received emails with new restrictions for guests over the age of 70. They must provide a Certificate of Medical Fitness to Travel. It must be signed and dated no more than seven days prior to embarkation.
USA Today is reporting that the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has submitted a proposal that would bar any over the age of 70 without a doctor’s note from boarding a cruise ship
“A proposal submitted to the White House Tuesday by the leading cruise trade organization would deny cruise boarding to any person over 70 unless they are able to present a doctor’s note verifying their fitness for travel.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) submitted a plan to Vice President Michael Pence proposing enhanced measures across the industry as coronavirus rages on, forcing two ships of passengers into quarantine and escalating fears on others.
Similarly, any person with a chronic medical condition who could be at an increased risk if they were to contract COVID-19 should be barred from getting on a cruise ship.
At a briefing Tuesday night, Pence confirmed he had received CLIA’s proposal. “We’ll be reviewing that in the next 24 hours,” he added.
“The President’s objective is for us to make cruise lines safer, even as we work with the cruise lines to ensure that — that no one in our particularly vulnerable population is — is going out on a cruise in the near future.”
Disney has made changes to their cancelation policy.