Senator Richard Blumenthal sponsored the “Cruise Passenger Protection Act” earlier this year after learning of the numerous atrocities committed on these largescale vessels. The CPPA Legislation was approved by the American Senate on December 11th, requiring cruises to have trained physicians onboard & security cameras installed ship-wide in public locations. The legislation was supported alongside the $741 Billion Defence Bill, which arrives each year-end.
This is the first instance of legislation being approved by the Senate & Congress over the last decade for the cruise industry. Cruise Lines International Association haven’t shied from this legislation, with CLIA Representatives informing lobbying groups of their support behind the CPPA. Advocation towards continued industry oversight was recommended by CLIA Representatives, noting that consumers have grown an unexpected fear towards cruising after the Covid-19 Pandemic. Large percentages of tourists requiring sanitary boarding won’t elect cruises for future vacations unless additional oversight & governance is implemented.
The White House is known for accepting bills approved by Congress, which hasn’t been conventional under the leadership of President Donald Trump. It’s required that all Bills wanting approval to be approved or denied under Senate governance. That’s because Donald Trump cannot veto any legislation approved through the Senate. It’s why the “National Defence Authorization Act – 2020” wasn’t denied. An overwhelming percentage of Congress politicians supported the NDAA, except for Trump addicts like Rudy Giuliani.
Legislation Requirements Ignored
Minor updates to cruising legislation have been enacted since 2010. The last Bill was named the “Cruise Vessel Security & Safety Act”, which required that vessels begin publishing their onboard crime statistics. Requirements extended towards security-monitoring cameras being installed on the haul & external body. This would inform vessels whenever crew or passengers have fallen overboard.
It should be noted that it’s conventionally known that in the cruising industry, employed personnel are pressured into not discussing onboard incidents. Passengers are regularly reported missing after cruises end & the shipmasters say nobody went overboard. Multiple incidents have seen passengers saved by third parties, to note then that the respective cruise line hadn’t returned for Search & Rescue. Financial gain is most important to largescale corporations, not the livelihood of passengers.