The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been open about their feelings pertaining to cruise travel by issuing travel advisories in the past, but CruiseHive.com is reporting that the travel advisory has been lifted.
“The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today completely removed its travel advisory warnings regarding cruise ship travel.
The advisory has previously been set at Level 2, “moderate” risk, but the color-coded warning is now removed entirely from the COVID-19 cruise ship travel page.
Cruise Ships Operating Safely
The removal of this advisory warning shows confidence in how effectively cruise lines and individual ships are handling health and safety protocols for COVID-19.
While there have been cases reported onboard ships since U.S. cruise operations resumed in June 2021, cruise lines have acted quickly with isolation and quarantine protocols to minimize transmission and keep cruise travelers, crew members, and local port communities safe.
At that time, the Cruise Lines International Association stated, “We look forward to the Travel Health Notice being removed for cruise ships as soon as possible, and for cruising to be recognized as setting a high bar for providing a vacation choice with comprehensive set of science-backed protocols that span the entirety of the cruise experience.””
I know that frequent cruisers like myself are glad that the CDC has removed the advisory, and I hope people who have never cruised will go on a cruise soon.
Check out my video from a recent Carnival Liberty cruise here: https://youtu.be/SaYc1XeKq20
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