An Open Letter from Bill & Leslie Kraus,
Owners of Cruise Club of America
As we all continue to wait for the CDC to reopen travel to U.S. citizens, on a positive note, many of our clients are now booking cruises, resorts and tours for late 2021, 2022 and 2023! In fact, many cruises, resorts, and tours are already close to selling out as a result of the pent-up demand for future travel.
Virtually every major cruise line, airline, all-inclusive resort, and tour company has invested millions of dollars in developing new and safe healthy protocols to ensure the safety and good health of all travelers and staff.
With the recent worldwide roll-out of vaccines, as more and more travelers and countries become more comfortable that it is safe to travel, we fully expect to see a return to travel during the 2nd quarter of 2021.
For those of you who can't wait, and want to travel over the next 90-days, we can currently offer you a number of upscale, luxury, all-inclusive resorts and private vacation villas in Mexico, the Caribbean and North America.
While we don’t expect to see a huge re-launch of popular cruises, resorts, and tours until the 3rd and 4th quarter of 2021 or later, those of you who are ready to get back to traveling will have a number of choices. Please note however that many cruise lines, resorts and tour companies are currently restricting the number of guests by as much as 50% or more.
With respect to cruises, the CDC is currently indicating that a phased resumption of cruising by U.S. citizens will resume only after the CDC feels confident that each cruise ship has undergone rigorous testing and meets specific requirements for recertification. 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 once the CDC gives the cruise industry a green light, 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, employees and select clients until the CDC is convinced that each ship passes their most stringent protocols, 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.
IMPORTANT: we are already seeing a huge rush to book future late 2021, 2022 and 2023 cruises, resorts, and tours, so many of these are already filling or close to being sold out. Therefore, we urge you to contact Cruise Club of America now to reserve your future vacation.
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, resorts and tour companies, we are currently offering extraordinary deals on a first-come, first-served basis.