A Few Small Lines Still Want to Bring Back U.S. Cruises This Summer. It's Looking Iffy.
Just a few weeks ago, it seemed almost for sure that a few small cruise ships in North America would resume sailing this summer. With lockdown measures in the U.S. easing and Americans beginning to emerge from their homes, several small-ship cruise operators that specialize in sailings on U.S. rivers and coastal routes were just days away from restarting trips.
But then coronavirus case counts started surging around the country, and state and local officials started getting nervous. The cruising comeback was pushed back — first by a week, then two and now … let’s just say it’s in flux.