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Cruising with COVID

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February 09, 2022

Updated webpage to clarify the modifications of CDC’s COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships, including color status definitions and thresholds.

Color status for ships participating in the program is based on data reported by cruise ships and relevant public health authorities.

"Gray” designated cruise ships are foreign-flagged cruise ships operating in U.S. waters that have chosen not to participate in CDC’s COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships. These ships may or may not have their own COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

Color Status Definitions

Cruise Ship Color Status Key
GreenNo reported cases of COVID-19 or COVID-19-like illness (CLI).
Yellow^Reported cases of COVID-19 are below
the threshold for CDC investigation.
Orange^Reported cases of COVID-19 have met
the threshold for CDC investigation.
RedReported cases of COVID-19 are at or above
the threshold for CDC investigation. Additional
public health measures are in place.
GrayOpted out of CDC’s COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships.
 CDC has not reviewed or confirmed the cruise ship’s
health and safety protocols.

CDC Cruise Ship Status Dashboard

Cruise Ships Arrive In Vancouver with 'Orange Status' COVID-19 Alert

Norwegian Cruise Lines ship, Norwegian Bliss, has been placed under an "orange status" alert, which means that it is now subject to an investigation by the CDC and remains under observation.

The ship's vaccination status has been classed as "highly vaccinated" which means at least 95% of the people on board as vaccinated.

However, it has passed the threshold for an "orange status" alert, which occurs when 0.3% or more of the total number of passengers and crew have tested positive for COVID-19.

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