Both Vice President Mike Pence and Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease, gave wanna-be cruisers the okay to set sail.
Although a few days earlier Dr. Fauci had advised people against cruising, he modified that statement to echo what others had said earlier: If a person is elderly and/or suffering from underlying health issues, it would be wise for them to postpone their cruise.
“If You Want To Go On A Cruise Ship, Go On A Cruise Ship”
During one of several press conferences at which the topic of cruising came up, Dr. Fauci said, “If you are a healthy young person, there is no reason if you want to go on a cruise ship, go on a cruise ship.”
Like others in government, Fauci has strongly advocated that people change their behaviors in order to “interfere with the natural flow” of the virus.
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Elsewhere in Washington, President Donald Trump indicated that he would be taking action to help shore up the cruise industry.”We are working very closely with [them],” he said, “taking strong steps in terms of people going on and going off. But they are spending a lot of money and they are working very hard, and we’re going to help that industry.”
Stocks Manage To Bounce Back A Bit
Although cruise stocks took a beating in recent weeks, there were signs of life on Tuesday.
Carnival Cruise Line shares started the day at a 52-week low of $20.20 per share, but managed to rally by over 10 percent to end the day at $24.02.
Royal Caribbean International also started the day at a 52-week low only to see itself bounce back by just over 7 percent.
A similar story unfolded with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, which opened the day at a 52-week low of $17.12 and ended the session up 3.48% at $20.50. And while that’s a more modest gain than was experienced by Carnival, it’s an encouraging sign nonetheless.
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