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CDC gives strictest warning yet against cruising


Forbes, and other media outlets are reporting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), issued the strictest warning yet to avoid cruising: https://www.forbes.com/sites/irenelevine/2020/11/22/new-cdc-warning-avoid-cruising-on-ocean-and-river-cruises/

“The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its strictest warning yet urging Americans to avoid all cruises. 

Raising the current warning from Level 3 to Level 4, the updated statement on the federal agency’s website reads: “CDC recommends that all people avoid travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, worldwide, because the risk of COVID-19 on cruise ships is very high. It is especially important that people with an increased risk of severe illness avoid travel on cruise ships, including river cruises.”

The warning notes that because cruise ship travel is generally voluntary, any planned cruises should be rescheduled for a future date. Those who still elect to cruise on ocean or river cruises are advised to take extra precautions including getting tested 3–5 days before their trip and staying home for 7 days after travel.

This warning comes on the heels of a recent COVID-19 outbreak on SeaDream Yacht Club’s SeaDream I, the first cruise ship to resume sailing in the Caribbean. Despite stringent health and safety protocols, 7 passengers on that ship tested positive for COVID-19.”

While cruises are paused, it’s important to know that TRS Turquesa and Grand Palladium Punta Cana have now reopened!

Dominican Today is reporting: “The Spanish chain Palladium Hotel Group will resume its operations in the Dominican Republic as of November 19 with the reopening of five resorts in the east of the country, the company announced Tuesday.

The Grand Palladium Palace Resort, Spa & Casino hotel complexes; Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites Resort & Spa; Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa and TRS Turquesa Hotel return to activity on said date and, later, on December 4, the TRS Cap Cana Hotel will reopen, says a press release.

The five properties are located in the tourism region of Punta Cana, and are launched “in time to receive guests during the Christmas holidays and the end of the year” after the return to activity of several establishments of the group in Mexico and Jamaica.”

Full story here: https://dominicantoday.com/dr/tourism/2020/11/18/five-palladium-hotels-to-reopen-in-dominican-republic/

Stay tuned to TheCruiseGenius.com for live reports from TRS Turquesa beginning on Dec 1st, then TRS Cap Cana on Dec 5th!

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