The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has finally removed all travel advisories for cruises, meaning it no longer sees cruise holidays as representing a higher risk of COVID-19 contagion […]
CDC lowers cruise ship COVID warning from high to moderate
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revised its travel warning for cruise ships for the second time in the last 30 days, lowering it from high to moderate.
Major cruise lines begin to drop mask requirements on US cruises
All three of the world’s largest cruise companies, Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, have dropped their mask requirements on cruises departing from US ports after March 1st.
Majority of cruise lines opt-in to CDC’s voluntary COVID program
Carnival, Princess, Holland America, Seabourn and Royal Caribbean are among at least 18 cruise lines and counting that have opted-in to the CDC’s updated COVID program for cruise ships operating in US […]
CDC revises cruise warning from Level 4 to 3 for first time
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lowered its travel warning for cruise ships for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged.
New voluntary CDC COVID-19 program for cruise ships launched
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its new COVID-19 program for cruise ships operating from American ports.
CDC still planning to make Conditional Sailing Order voluntary for US cruises
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States has confirmed that the Conditional Sail Order it introduced in 2020 remains on track to become voluntary from January 15th.
CDC removes cruise travel warning for fully vaccinated passengers
The CDC has removed its cruise travel warning from its website for cruise passengers who are fully vaccinated, while for unvaccinated passengers the warning has been lowered from Level 4 to Level […]
Here’s what the numbers say about whether it’s safe to cruise post-COVID
How many cruise passengers have caught COVID-19 aboard ships that have resumed service since the pandemic began? And is it safe to take a cruise yet? Here’s what the numbers say.
Royal Caribbean ships Allure and Symphony of the Seas approved for test cruises
The CDC has given approval for two of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class ships, Allure of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas, to conduct simulated voyages as part of the cruise resumption process […]
Carnival Cruise Line gets multi-port restart approval from the CDC
Carnival Cruise Line has received approval from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to resume cruising from several US ports this summer.
CDC removes mask, social distancing and other rules for vaccinated cruise passengers
Cruise ship regulations for fully vaccinated passengers have been significantly relaxed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with mask wearing and social distancing regulations the first to go.
Celebrity Cruises first cruise line to get CDC approval for US cruise restart
Celebrity Cruises has become the first cruise line to receive approval from the CDC to resume cruises from a US port.
Royal Caribbean gets test cruise approval from CDC for Freedom of the Seas
Royal Caribbean is on its way to launching its first test cruises in-line with the provisions of the CDC’s Conditional Sailing Order after the agency gave its approval to the cruise line’s […]
Voyages longer than a week may soon be approved by the CDC
The CDC is reportedly planning to nullify its mandate limiting all US cruises to under 7 days, as part of ongoing updates to the Conditional Sailing Order.
Celebrity updates COVID protocols for Caribbean, UK and Greek cruises
Celebrity Cruises, which is only sailing with vaccinated guests when it resumes cruise services in the UK, Caribbean and Greece, has relaxed several of its COVID-19 safety protocols.
CDC updates Conditional Sailing Order yet again, relaxing mask and shore excursion rules
After creating an uproar in the North American cruise market over its near-impossible-to-enforce COVID-19 mitigation rules, the CDC has updated the Conditional Sailing Order again.
CDC will let you take a cruise from the US, you just won’t want to
The CDC’s updates to the Conditional Sailing Order regarding the resumption of cruises from the US were initially welcomed by the cruise industry, but now the latest guidance issued by the agency […]
CDC provides five key updates on Conditional Sailing Order and potential July restart
The CDC has provided five key updates on its new guidance to cruise lines regarding the Conditional Sailing Order in a statement to Cruise Industry News. In its statement, the CDC said […]
CDC finally gives guidance on potential resumption of US cruises by July
It’s the news the entire North American cruise market has been waiting for since March last year, when the cruise industry ground to a halt worldwide – the CDC has finally provided […]