GALVESTON (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) — A major port in Texas is ready to help the cruise industry rebound and hit the high seas again.
Trustees with the Port of Galveston are considering a resolution that would ask the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to resume cruising as soon as possible.READ MORE: Houston Area Leaders Pass Resolution In Support Of Pardoning George Floyd For 2004 Drug Arrest
Since the CDC stopped all cruises because of the COVID-19 pandemic the lots near the port are not bringing in money, but owners of those lots still have to pay.
Two Carnival cruise ships will return to the port this weekend.READ MORE: Flooding, Intense Lightning Possible In North Texas Tuesday Afternoon
Officials say they hope this is a step in the right direction.
“Their intentions are to stay here, crew up, do some work on the ships,” explained Port of Galveston CEO Rodger Rees. “So they’ll be here when its time to start cruising, and we’re hoping that that’s quickly.”
The Port of Galveston says any further delay could impact its new terminal. In fact, it may have already… Royal Caribbean was set to open the terminal next fall but now that timing could be off by a year.MORE NEWS: DPD: Shooter Claims He Killed Randolph Oliver When He Tried To Get In Vehicle After Road Rage Incident
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