The new temporary rule said crewmembers had to have completed five contracts to be eligible for shore leave.
That restriction has since been rescinded, the CPB toldCruise Industry News.
Late in 2019, Crew Center alsoreported that some crewfrom Saga’s Spirit of Discovery were denied shore leave during an overnight call.
Crew with more than two Saga contracts or officers with three stripes were allowed shore leave, Crew Center reported.
“Currently, there are no U.S. Customs and Border Protection restrictions at seaports across the U.S. specific to your inquiry,” the CPB toldCruise Industry Newsin an emailed statement. “All shore leave permissions or restrictions at Ports of Entry are determined on a case-by-case basis.”