While many in the cruise industry got excited when the CDC replaced their No Sail Order with a Conditional Sail Order, it looks like it will still be awhile before cruise ships will be allowed to sail from U.S. ports.
The CDC now recommends the following when it comes to cruises:
1. CDC recommends that all people avoid travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, worldwide, because the risk of COVID-19 on cruise ships is very high. It is especially important that people with an increased risk of severe illness avoid travel on cruise ships, including river cruises.
2. Cruise passengers are at increased risk of person-to-person spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19, and outbreaks of COVID-19 have been reported on cruise ships.
3. Passengers who decide to go on a cruise should get tested 3-5 days after your trip AND stay home for 7 days after travel. Even if you test negative, stay home for the full 7 days.
4. If you don’t get tested, it’s safest to stay home for 14 days after you travel.