Cruises’ Covid-19 Rules Are All Over the Place

Figuring out the rules for boarding a cruise ship requires serious navigation these days.

Many major cruise lines recently loosened their pandemic rules around testing and vaccination requirements in a bid to get more passengers aboard. The changes, announced this summer and implemented in recent days, come on the heels of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ending its Covid-19 reporting program for cruises and lowering its warnings against the risk of such travel.