Royal Caribbean Group can return to the high seas with at least one of its ships.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allowed Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Edge to leave Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. On June 26, according to Reuters.
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It has been more than a year since cruises with paying passengers were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CDC is working with the cruise industry on a phased cruise recovery plan.
“Cruising from the United States is back! Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief executive officer of the Royal Caribbean group, said in a statement obtained by Reuters.
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There are protocols that will have to be followed.
All departures will be with a vaccinated crew and anyone over the age of 16 will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
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As of August 1, all customers 12 years of age and over must show proof of vaccination.
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Royal Caribbean Group is hoping the decision to resume sailing sets the stage for other routes to be announced, according to the company.