However, now the ban is set to expire on September 30.
On March 14, the CDC stated: “Cruise ship travel may continue to introduce, transmit or spread COVID-19.”
On April 9, it extended the ban for 100 days, and on July 16 it added an additional 100 days ban.
Now, high profile members of the cruise industry have come forward with plans to restart sailing in a way that combats the spread of coronavirus, which could mean promise ahead for cruise lovers.
The CDC has not yet made any comment on whether it will further extend the ban, or if new proposals will be accepted.