USA Today and other news outlets are reporting that Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise line has submitted recommendations to the CDC to help end the cruise “no-sail order.”

”It’s not news that cruising will be different when ships return to U.S. waters as cruise operators seek to ensure passengers’ safety. The question of what a cruise vacation will look like in the COVID-19 era has lingered during a more than six-month industrywide pause.

But a picture is starting to form. 

Monday, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian’s “Healthy Sail Panel” submitted a 65-page report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of the agency’s request for public comment. The CDC’s comment period closes Monday, and its “no-sail” order is set to expire at the end of the month. The Cruise Lines International Association, an industry trade group, issued a voluntary suspension through Oct. 31. 

The panel’s report contains 74 recommendations to prevent the introduction and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on cruise ships, including testing, face coverings and temperature checks. The recommendations were published on each cruise company’s website.”

News reports have also stated that “anti-cruise” advocates have flooded the CDC with negative comments about resuming cruising:

The full report with the recommendations can be found at

The full USAToday article can be found here:

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