Cruise Ships Will Go On Test Runs

Cruise Ships Will Go On Test Runs

Each practice cruise will operate in U.S. waters and last two to seven days. In other travel news: Scammers at an Indonesian airport reused coronavirus testing swabs on as many as 9,000 people.

CDC Sets Rules For Trial Cruises With Volunteer Passengers

Cruise lines can soon begin trial voyages in U.S. waters with volunteer passengers helping test whether the ships can sail safely during a pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave ship operators final technical guidelines Wednesday for the trial runs. The CDC action is a step toward resuming cruises in U.S. waters, possibly by July, for the first time since March 2020.A spokeswoman for the cruise industry’s trade group said the group was reviewing the CDC instructions. Each practice cruise — they’ll run two to seven days — must have enough passengers to meet at least 10% of the ship’s capacity. Volunteers must be 18 or older and…

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