No Immediate Changes: Two Largest Cruise Lines React to CDC Decision

The world’s two largest cruise lines, Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Line, both posted statements reacting to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ending its COVID-19 program for cruise ships.

Carnival said it “welcomes” the decision and will review the CDC’s new guidelines “once they’re available,” but added that there are “no immediate changes” to its COVID-19 protocols.

Royal Caribbean also said that it will be waiting to review the CDC’s revised recommendations and will adjust their current protocols after that. For now, Royal Caribbean says its current protocols remain in effect for cruises departing from the U.S.

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