CLIA members have voluntarily suspended U.S. cruise operations until at least 31OCT, 2020.
Further extensions are possible depending on the global state of the pandemic, according to the statement.
"This is a difficult decision as we recognize the crushing impact that this pandemic has had on our community and every other industry. CLIA cruise line members will continue to monitor the situation with the understanding that we will revisit a possible further extension on or before 30SEP, 2020," the statement read.
"At the same time, should conditions in the U.S change and it becomes possible to consider short, modified sailings, we would consider an earlier restart."
Shortly after the CLIA statement, Carnival Cruise Line announced cancellations of all cruises scheduled to embark between 01OCT and 31OCT. Agents report being informed by Azamara and other Royal Caribbean Group brands that U.S. sailings have also been cancelled through 31OCT.