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.