Hawaii Won’t Allow Cruise Ships Until 2022

Though many places are reopening their ports to cruises, Hawaii isn’t one of them. Jai Cunningham, a spokesperson for the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), said this choice is motivated by safety concerns.

Cunningham also stated that January 2022 is the earliest possible time for resumption of Hawaiian cruises. The exact date of resumption is still uncertain.

In August, another HDOT spokesperson, Shelly Kunishige, said that cruise resumption depended on operators meeting the CDC’s conditional sail order requirements. However, that isn’t the only impediment.

To move forward with cruises, Hawaii will need to broaden its Safe Travels program. The program is not currently structured to accommodate cruise passenger arrivals.

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