Almost 250 cruise ships are scheduled to sail in January 2022 despite COVID outbreaks and the USA's CDC agency that advises tourists against cruising.
During the first month of the year, 242 ships (across 68 fleets/brands) are expected to operate around the world, the highest number of vessels to sail since the start of the COVID crisis. RCG-Royal Caribbean Group is sending off 20 ships, the most of any brand. Carnival Corporation and MSC will operate 17 and 13 liners, respectively
The update comes less than a week after the Centers raised its cruise travel warning to the highest level as COVID cases continue to spike on liners amid the spread of the Omicron. The agency is investigating 90+ ships amid the outbreak, including ships operated by CCL-Carnival, DCL-Disney, MSC, NCL-Norwegian, and RCI-Royal Caribbean International.