The cruise industry was shut down from U.S. ports in March 2020. When it returned to operations, it wasn't quite the escape it once was. Passengers had to wear masks, take precruise tests, social distance, and deal with ever-changing protocols that made it impossible to put the miserable reality of the pandemic behind them. Now, the CDC has stopped tracking covid on cruise ships, and Norwegian became the first major cruise line to allow passengers over the age of 12 to sail without being vaccinated. Nice!
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