Are you planning a cruise in the United States? If so, you'll want to be aware of the CDC's Guide to Cruise Ships Operating in the U. S. UU. Much of the guide is optional, but there are some important recommendations that you should be aware of before you set sail.
The CDC recommends that cruise lines require passengers to undergo pre-boarding tests no more than three days before sailing, but strongly recommends that lines require testing one day after boarding. This guidance comes as some cruise companies have indicated plans to stop pre-shipment testing in the coming weeks, including Azamara and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. It's important to note that the CDC also recommends that travelers check directly with their cruise line about Covid testing and vaccination protocols before traveling, and that they choose to get tested even if the cruise line doesn't require it. Cruising can be a great way to explore new places and have a wonderful vacation, but it's important to be aware of the guidelines and recommendations set forth by the CDC before you set sail.
Be sure to check with your cruise line about their specific protocols and requirements, and make sure you get tested if necessary. With the right preparation, you can have a safe and enjoyable cruise.