Cruising has always been one of the safest health choices for a vacation. As you went about your care-free days, you were witness to the continual cleaning of the public areas, reminded to use hand sanitizers especially pre-meals, and cognizant of the safety of the food you ate. There was never a worry about dodgy food or drink as you might encounter in holidays spots on shore. Sure, there were outbreaks of various flus from time to time causing up ticks in cleaning protocols to keep you safe. And if you were at all concerned, you could research any cruise lines health history on-line as all cruise lines are inspected by the CDC and the results published.
But then along came the Covid-19 pandemic which changed all travel, not just cruising. Ports of call panicked, countries panicked, and cruise ships became the new “lepers”. Yet airports continued to spew out passengers from infected areas with impunity for a long time before flights were curtailed or shut down. Cruises as a vacation became the victim of press coverage.
As the world eases back to some semblance of normal, travel may never be the same as before. Change has come and we believe our cruise vacations will be the better for it.