When can I cruise? Start booking!

2021-05-01

Mid-July fully vaccinated people can enjoy the freedom and thrill of cruising and…know that your attentive crew members are also vaccinated! Yes, this is the beginning of the end of pandemic purgatory, so let’s feel and absorb this great news. When looking for the right cruise for you, do your homework. You want to choose a cruise line that reflects a genuine commitment to excellence. This translates into genuine, thorough precautions to ensure your safety. Done correctly, your cruise can be a bubble of safety and excitement.

After several meetings with cruise lines, the C.D.C. clarified several requirements for US cruise lines to restart cruising. Lines can skip test voyages if 98 percent of the crew and 95 percent of passengers are fully vaccinated. Passengers and crew can take a simple viral test.

“We acknowledge that cruising will never be a zero-risk activity and that the goal of the Conditional Sailing Order’s phased approach is to resume passenger operations in a way that mitigates the risk of Covid-19 transmission onboard cruise ships and across port communities,” the C.D.C. said in a statement on Thursday.

“We remain committed to the resumption of passenger operations in the United States following the requirements in the CSO by midsummer, which aligns with the goals announced by many major cruise lines,” it went on.

See you on the water!

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