Does the CDC’s framework for conditional sailing make you more confident to cruise? Answer now in our quick poll.(5:10 p.m. EDT) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has replaced its "No-Sail" order that has prohibited the operation of cruise vessels within American waters since March, and introduced what the organization calls a "Framework for Resuming Safe and Responsible Cruise Passenger Operations".The new measures will allow for a limited restart of cruise operations within the United States; something cruise lines have been advocating for since the summer. These will first take place in the form of test voyages in order to practice and approve health and safety protocols before the resumption of voyages for paying passengers.Sailings will not resume overnight, however. There are a plethora of steps the CDC wants cruise operators to go through before actual voyages can resume. Keep in mind: this is not a full-blown restart. There will be more cancellations and itinerary changes, well into 2021.Here's a look at what the CDC is requesting of cruise operators, at least through November 1, 2021.
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