The short jaunts on which guests board a cruise ship and sail out to sea without calling on any ports are about to come to an end.
Commonly referred to as "cruises to nowhere, " the two-to-three day sailings are popular for people looking for a quick getaway from their home port. They're offered by both Carnival and Norwegian Cruises Lines, though both say they will end the trips in 2016.
Cruise lines that sail under a foreign flag - as Carnival, Norwegian, and most other mega-ships do - are no longer allowed to sail in foreign waters without calling on a port, according to Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the official trade organization of the cruise industry of North America, said.
In a statement to ABC news, the group said, "While itinerary decisions are made by individual cruise lines, beginning in 2016, in compliance with U.S laws and regulations, foreign-flagged cruise lines operating out of U.S. ports are not to offer cruises for sale that do not include a call in a foreign port. Ships are cleared into and out of the United States by officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security."
In a Facebook post entitled "Disappointing news, " Carnival cruise director and blogger John Heald wrote, "Due to recent changes in how ships are cleared into and out of the United States by U.S. officials, certain short duration cruises without a foreign port of call are subject to itinerary changes beginning in 2016 . Unfortunately, this means that we will not be permitted to operate cruises-to-nowhere. This does include the Carnival Vista's 3 day cruise to nowhere from New York."
In addition to Carnival Vista's New York sailings, a two-day sailing out of Norfolk, Virginia has also been cancelled. Norwegian has cancelled two-day cruises from New York on Norwegian Breakaway.
Cruise lines typically run a cruise to nowhere in between longer itineraries. When the ship doesn't make port calls, customers spend all their time and money on the ship itself.splunk training office management course online english classes software testing course jkbose 12th result 2022 ntu courses entrepreneurial venture examples welding certification ideas to become an entrepreneur 10 filipino entrepreneurs to inspire you ifundwomen of color grant dfis passionate entrepreneur inkubator startup mba face to face classes crowdfunding personal expenses ubc golf course best kickstarter products 2022 enterprise blackpool top ten crowdfunding sites digital entrepreneur fueladream crowdfunding top kickstarter projects best entrepreneur jobs district institute of education and training entrepreneurial venture enterprise germantown d2l brightspace entrepreneurial organizational structure ugc net 2022 apply online airbnb startup cost refresher course enterprise rental prices crowdfunding social media enterprise miramar cooplife crowdfunding teaching methodology to be successful in an entrepreneurial venture you need abm courses crowdsourcing e crowdfunding services offered by mayor's office as an entrepreneur blockchain certification tsche startup heroes