According to RCC-Royal Caribbean Cruises' CEO, an anti-cruise group was attempting to flood the CDC website in an apparent attempt to pressure the agency into extending its no-sail order. To counteract the efforts of the group, the RCC's CEO is asking RCC fans for help.
The USA's CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has been accepting comments in regards to allowing cruise shipping companies to return to service. Users are able to submit suggestions on guidelines for companies to follow in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Michael Bayley (RCC's CEO) posted to Facebook about the current situation. He says that an anti-cruise group, which he doesn't name, is trying to use the CDC's comment section in order to push its agenda.
“On Monday the 21st, the CDC closes the request for public comment regarding healthy return to cruising. There have been over 3000 comments, many of which have been very constructive and it has been incredible to hear from you all.
"Recently, a small anti-cruise group has lobbied their supporters to comment on cruise beyond the CDC remit. If you have a passion for cruising and the wonderful memories you have created sailing the oceans of the world, please visit and comment today.”
Bayley's post concludes with a link to the comment section of the CDC, which closes on Monday, September 21.
The comment section asks users to provide thoughts on a variety of topics related to post-COVID-19 cruise operations. Comments can discuss topics, including what steps cruise companies should take onboard, the length of cruise trips, and how to handle off-shore excursions.