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Cruise ships returned to Galveston on Sunday, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently revised some of its rules for sailing. But the cruise industry and the people who love it are still waiting for the OK to set sail.

Question of the Week: Is it time to lift restrictions and get the cruise industry back to business?

• Yes

• No

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(5) comments

Charlotte O'rourke

Too simplistic of a question for the complexity of the subject.

Lift ALL restrictions - absolutely not, Keep current modified CDC CSO process and allow the cruise business to return to cruising with the outlined modifications - yes. It’s more than time.

The ball is now in the hands of the cruise industry to outline their sailing plans.

Bailey Jones

I don't see why cruises can't be opened to anyone who has been vaccinated (plus two weeks), assuming the crew is also vaccinated. They can mitigate the slight risk of being exposed to a vaccine-resistant variant by wearing masks when they go ashore. Cruises aren't my thing, but a lot of people seem to like them.

Charlotte O'rourke

My first cruise was 1976. My favorite cruises were were the cruise to Alaska and the best one to the Panama Canal.

I’m a fan of engineering marvels (hence the Canal being a fav) and a modern cruise ship is a marvel in and of itself.

Donald Roccaforte

Some of the popular destination ports have had very low infection rates and may not be ready for shiploads of persons invading their ports. On the other hand most of them depended on the loads of cash those ships bring into those ports and may welcome them with modified shopping experiences. I suspect we will hear shortly what the modified cruise experience will be.

Gary Miller

Reopen all. The closing of business I think is by Progressives employed by the CDC trying to keep the Trump economy from rebounding.

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