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.
Following the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, and a recent outbreak of coronavirus aboard Norwegian Breakaway, cruise lines are tightening their health and safety protocols.
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, 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.
Carnival Cruise Line has issued a statement confirming that mask-wearing will be required, along with a number of other anti-coronavirus measures, when it resumes cruising from the United States.
In an apparent nod to executive orders issued by new US President Joe Biden, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released an order requiring all cruise ships sailing […]