SAN FRANCISCO – Ships are returning to San Francisco after a 19-month hiatus, with the epidemic boosting the city’s economy.
The Royal Princess will sail to the port of San Francisco on Monday, the first ship to dock in the San Francisco Bay Area since March 2020 when the Grand Princess gained worldwide attention and spread the corona virus to millions in the United States. The ship was carrying people infected with the corona virus, and thousands of passengers on board were quarantined as the ship ran aground off the coast of California.
The port of San Francisco, home to the Bay Area’s only passenger cruise terminal, expects to receive 21 cruise ships for the rest of the year.
“Tourism is an important part of our city’s economy, helping to pay for vital services that allow us to care for our most vulnerable,” Mayor London Brad said in a statement. “This announcement is another example of our city’s resurgence and resurgence of this epidemic, which is stronger than ever.”
Cruise ship terminals are close to some of the city’s most famous landmarks, including Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39 and the Ferry Building. Brad’s office said that when the largest cruise ships are in the dock, there could be more than 6,000 passengers, crew members and terminal workers landing in the area and eating and shopping.
The Princess will leave Los Angeles for a week-long beach trip to California, which will include an overnight stay in San Francisco.
Passengers must show that they were vaccinated at least 14 days before boarding the cruise and have proof of vaccination. According to a statement from Princess Cruz, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation, the pilot, she must also have a negative COVID-19 test within two days of her voyage.
Elsewhere in the United States, tours began to return to business in June after a long hiatus, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) repeatedly expanding non-cell orders and the epidemic spreading. Carnival, Norway and the Royal Caribbean, the three largest cruise companies, lost a total of 20 20 billion last year and پہلی 4.5 billion in the first quarter of 2021, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s filing.
The CDC’s latest Cruise Ship Guidance recommends that passengers submit recent negative COVID tests and evidence that they have been vaccinated. It advises travelers who are at high risk of severe COVID-19 disease to avoid walking.