The British flag isn’t the only flag that adorns a cruise ship. Norwegian Cruise Line’s U.S.-flagged, Hawaii-based Pride of America has a stylized stars-and-stripes across its hull. (Photo: Norwegian Cruise Line)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will extend its “no-sail” order for the U.S. cruise industry through Oct. 31, a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly told USA TODAY.
The CDC’s previous order had been scheduled to expire Sept. 30 after extensions to the original mid-March order in April and again in July.
The CDC requested that the order be extended to February 15, but compromised with the White House Task Force to extend until Oct. 31 four days before the Nov. 3 election.
USA TODAY has reached out to White House officials for additional information.
On Tuesday night, Axios reported that CDC Director Robert Redfield was overruled in the White House