An Open Letter from Bill & Leslie Kraus,
Owners of Cruise Club of America
For all of you cruise aficionados who have waited diligently and patiently for the CDC to permit the resumption of cruising, your day has arrived! The CDC, on Oct. 30, 2020, announced the conditional resumption of cruising from all ports in the United States effective November 1, 2020.
Basically, the CDC directive states that all cruise lines can now resume a “phased resumption of cruise ship passenger operations.” All ships will have to meet specific requirements for recertification and then, and only then, can cruise ships start a phased return to service. According to the CDC, the phased in resumption of service are subject to change based on public health, consideration and cruise ship operator demonstrating their ability to mitigate COVID-19 risk.
Please note however that it will probably take most cruise lines a month or longer to bring back and train all of their staff in the comprehensive and extensive new health and safety protocols. Most cruise lines will probably run a number of test cruises with staff and employees until the CDC is convinced that each ship passes their most stringent rules and testing. In other words, don’t expect to see many ships cruising with paying passengers in the short-term. Once each cruise ship passes all required CDC protocols and cruise lines feel that it is safe to resume cruising, we suspect that each cruise line will initially start with short 3, 4 and 5-night cruises and gradually build up to a maximum of 7-days, which is the “current” maximum permitted by the CDC.
As we expect to see a huge rush to book available cruises, we ask that you call Cruise Club of America now and put your name on our VIP list. This will give you first chance to book one of the few cruises that will become available. Remember, all cruise lines will initially be operating with up to 50% or fewer guests so space will be at a premium. Recognized as a top producer for all major cruise lines, we expect to be offered cruises and cabins shortly.
For those of you who are ready to cruise today, and don’t want to wait for other cruise lines to launch their shorter cruises, Cruise Club of America can offer you a number of 7 to 8-day Caribbean cruises aboard the award winning SeaDream Yacht Club ships sailing from Barbados, St. Thomas, San Juan and St. Maarten. Both the SeaDream 1 and the SeaDream 2 are luxurious, all-inclusive yachts providing discerning cruisers with the ultimate in relaxed cruising and the ability to visit small gorgeous and exotic ports of call.
Please note that both SeaDream Yachts already meet or exceed CDC protocols and are not subject to the current CDC rules. Through a combination of pre-cruise testing, testing during a cruise, reduced passenger capacity, social distancing, hospital quality sanitation and disinfection of all surfaces, ultrasonic cleaning of all staterooms and much more, the yachts of SeaDream are safer than visiting most all-inclusive resorts, entertainment parks, sporting events, theaters and restaurants.
This is a yachting…not cruising experience! With 56 spacious, luxurious cabins and suites, and a staff of 95 to pamper you, you’ll think that you have joined the lifestyle of the rich and famous. Each ship features the finest personal service, marina platform, swimming pool, whirlpool, large library, as well as indoor and outdoor gourmet dining. The SeaDream Yacht Club experience includes all meals, select wines and spirits, prepaid gratuities and so much more. Yet, prices start from just $3,099 per person based on cruise only, double occupancy (plus port charges, taxes & fees).
Also new, if you’re looking to spend your entire winter, spring, and fall sailing aboard one of the beautiful SeaDream Yachts, we can now offer you an exclusive “Residence at Sea” program, with special savings, when you book a minimum of 4 or more consecutive voyages. This program is available for sailings from November 7, 2020 through April 3, 2021. Please call us for details and savings!