CDC: People Should Avoid Cruise Travel After Dozens Of Onboard Outbreaks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention increased its travel warning for cruise ships to the highest level reporting that COVID-19 transmits easily between people in close quarters on ships, and the chance of catching the virus on a cruise is very high even for people who are vaccinated and have received a booster dose.

From CNBC:

The CDC is warning that the risk of catching Covid on cruise ships is very high regardless of vaccination status.

The agency is currently investigating or observing dozens of cruise ships that have had Covid outbreaks.

Cruise ships operating in U.S. waters reported about 5,000 Covid cases to the CDC between Dec. 15 – 29.

COVID-19 has been identified on 89 cruise ships so far. Operators have been implementing safeguards including mandatory masking and proof of vaccination, but the fast-spreading omicron variant has triggered an increasing number of infections