As of November 1, 2020 cruise ships may deploy under operational guidelines determined by the CDC. For a full review of those regulations, please see link here: https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/CDC-Conditional-Sail-Order_10_30_2020-p.pdf
Note that the CDC only has precidence in US waters.
The no-sail order (for US waters) expired on October 31, 2020.
CNN reported, "If you're one of those people who have been eagerly awaiting the chance to take a cruise out of US ports, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a bit of good news for you on Friday. The CDC said it's letting its no-sail order for cruise ships in US waters expire on Saturday. In its place, the CDC has issued a "Framework for Conditional Sailing Order for Cruise Ships"that starts on Sunday, November 1. The order is a first cautious step toward the resumption of cruising in an industry that has been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic since the no-sail order was placed March 14. Friday's order applies to cruise ships with the capacity to carry at least 250 passengers." (source)
Cruising review is now offering the Compliance Database Solution - CDS - For Cruise Lines and Operators
Purpose: To provide a framework database solution to integrate and merge CDC requirements with cruise ship protocols.
Goal: Streamline the process of organizing the huge amount of data and documents to comply with regulations regarding the CDC-Conditional-Sail-Order 20201030.
Mechanisms for Deployment: Filemaker database backbone, which provides workstation (Windows and Mac) and server side management of data, and allows integration with iPhone and iPad devices.
Structure: The world revolves on .pdf documents, text (email, messages, etc.), and images. This solution merges all three platforms into one resource database, where you can access from anywhere.
What we provide: We provide the database solution, and customize it to your cruise line. Your staff populates the compliance with each ship-specific protocols, standard operating procedures, and documents. Our solution merges all those reporting and regulation sources into one database for entry, search, retrieval, and documentation.
Experience: 30 years of Filemaker database experience, cruising, travel, small business, organization, and consulting. Our staff are experts with web-based and user experience coding.
Available: As of November 3rd, 2020, we are available now to get your cruise line up and running for deploying the conditional sail protocol.
Flowchart: download pdf