Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has further delayed the resumption of its sailing operations, pushing the restart back from August to October.

The two-ship cruise line offers two-night cruises from Florida to the Bahamas as well as cruise-and-stay options.

Oneil Khosa, chief executive, said: “As you know, we recently announced that we would finally return to sea this August.

“However, given the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) extension of its No Sail Order, we have no choice but to delay our resumption of cruise operations to October 1, 2020.”

He added: “Since the outbreak of Covid-19, we have remained one of the few cruise lines that reported no cases of the virus onboard our ships.

“We have also followed all required guidelines, including adhering to strict requirements for our onboard crew members, and installed the best safety protocols in the industry across our fleet to protect our guests and crew, who are always our top priority.

“We remain the only cruise line in the country to receive ‘green status’ from the CDC on our No Sail Response plan, meaning we have met their requirements in providing a safe environment for our crew members to work and disembark via commercial travel.

“We will continue our preparations to return to Grand Bahama Island while keeping a close eye on the overall landscape.”

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