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Cruise Radio News Briefs — April 20, 2021 [VIDEO]

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CDC Tells Americans To ‘Avoid All Travel’ To Bahamas

As the Bahamas prepares to welcome back cruise ships in less than three months, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control is telling travelers to “avoid all travel” to the island destination.

A statement from the CDC read in part, “Because of the current situation in the Bahamas even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants and should avoid all travel to the Bahamas.”

The warning comes on the heals of Royal Caribbean scheduling to sail seven-night cruise from Nassau in early June.

STORY: CDC Raises Warning, Advises Against Traveling to Bahamas

Galveston Will Be Ready For Cruise Ships By July

Cruise Industry News is reporting that the Port of Galveston is ready to cruise as early as July. The port CEO said in a statement that they have already invested 100,000 in health and safety upgrades within the cruise terminals.

Since the shutdown, losses are at an estimated 1.2B in direct spending, 23,000 jobs, and 1.6B in wages statewide.

Late last year, Carnival Cruise Line said it was considering the possibility of Galveston as one of its restart ports outside of Florida.

Two More Cruise Lines To Sail From Greece This Year

Two more cruise lines announced a return to Greece this spring. Both AIDA Cruises and TUI Cruises will begin sailing seven-night voyages in May.

TUI Cruises, which falls under Royal Caribbean Group umbrella, will sail from Crete. AIDA Cruises, which falls under the Carnival Corporation umbrella, will sail from Corfu.

Both cruise lines will follow implemented return-to-cruise protocols.

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