The CDC and cruise lines have come to an agreement on a new framework.
Some cruise lines had been shooting to resume by the 4th of July, but the CDC says mid-July is more likely. The CDC is working with the cruising industry but explains, “Cruising safely and responsibly during a global pandemic is difficult.”
“CDC is committed to working with the cruise industry and seaport partners to resume cruising when it is safe to do so, following the phased approach outlined in the CSO. COVID-19 vaccination efforts will be critical in the safe resumption of passenger operations. As more people are fully vaccinated, the phased approach allows CDC to incorporate these advancements into planning for resumption of cruise ship travel when it is safe to do so. CDC recommends that all eligible port personnel and travelers (passengers and crew) get a COVID-19 vaccine when one is available to them.” Stated on the CDC’s press release.
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