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Where Will U.S. Cruising Resume First? Like Virus Spikes, It's A Moving Target - CruiseCritic


Chris Gray Faust      Managing Editor

For U.S. cruising fans who want to sail somewhere -- anywhere -- this summer, figuring out where and when the first American ship will actually go has been as unpredictable as the virus itself.

Ocean cruising has been on a "no sail" order from the CDC since April, and most cruise lines that belong to CLIA, the industry's trade organization, have put themselves on a voluntary suspension through mid-September.

Hope has been kept alive through small ships -- all under 250 combined passengers and crew -- who had planned to restart in different regions this summer with new stringent health and sanitation protocols, such as mandatory COVID-19 testing, even lower capacity and social distancing measures.

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