The CDC on Thursday suggested vacationers stay off cruise ships regardless of their vaccine status, with the agency’s guidance coming as the omicron variant spreads across the country.
The CDC's update said:
"The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads easily between people in close quarters on board ships, and the chance of getting COVID-19 on cruise ships is very high, even if you are fully vaccinated and have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose."
The arrival of Ruby Princess comes a few days after a HAL-Holland America ship pulled into the port of San Diego. The liner was supposed to make a final call in Puerto Vallarta (Jalisco, Mexico) but was turned away due to a COVID outbreak onboard. Officials said 21 crew had tested positive, but all had been mild cases.