Cruise Industry Calls for CDC Review of Pre-Cruise Covid Testing Rule. CLIA which represents Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line and Norwegian, wants to get rid of a certain requirement

Cruise Lines International Association - CLIA (logo)The Cruise line industry was hit harder than nearly any other tourism industry by the covid-19 pandemic.

It’s also had a longer road to getting back to normal.

The entire cruise industry completely shut down until the summer of last year, and were only able to cautiously and slowly reopen.

Even when the cruises reopened, with many ships undergoing multimillion dollar renovations in order to ensure guest’s safety, the Center for Disease Control still labeled cruise ships a Level 4 high risk activity until earlier this year.

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