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How the Cruise Industry Is Approaching Masks and Vaccines

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The emergence of the Delta variant has impacted the cruise industry as it has spread through the U.S. 

Norwegian Cruise Line  (NCLH) - Get Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Report requires vaccination proof for guests and its employees all around the world.

“The public health environment continues to evolve around the globe and our robust science-backed health and safety protocols, with vaccines at its cornerstone, allow us to provide what we believe is the safest vacation experience for people who long to get back to their everyday lives and explore the world once again," said Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Frank Del Rio, in a statement. " 

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Carnival Cruise Line  (CCL) - Get Carnival Corporation Report also made vaccines mandatory for its passengers and required masks in certain indoor areas.

Royal Caribbean  (RCL) - Get Royal Caribbean Group Report requires passengers to show a negative test for COVID before boarding.

“We realize this will not make many guests happy just as it will comfort many guests. We are trying our very best to provide a safe and healthy and fun vacation for all our guests our crew and the communities we visit during these challenging times," said Royal Caribbean Cruises CEO Michael Bayley, in a Facebook post on July 30.

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