CDC warns against cruise ship travel, regardless of vaccination status
In a potentially ominous message for Florida’s cruise-ship industry, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that people should avoid cruise travel “regardless of vaccination status” because of the spread of COVID-19.
Coronavirus concerns: Many thinking twice before booking a cruise
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As the new coronavirus spreads across the globe, with tens of thousands affected, some cruise ship passengers are growing in concern. There have been no reports of confirmed cases on Florida cruise ships and they’re running as scheduled, but some future vacationers are worried about going out to sea. Meanwhile, more than 300 American cruise ship passengers were being quarantined at military bases in California and Texas on Monday after arriving from Japan on charter flights overnight. “It’s important to the cruise ships to make sure the ships are clean so people have a great time on their vacation,” he added. “If to really read the fine print to see what’s covered and what’s not.”Jacksonville has one cruise ship that sails from JaxPort: the Carnival Ecstasy.