BALTIMORE (WJZ) — If you’re looking to getaway this summer, cruise ships may be able to head back onto the high seas this July.
The CDC is giving cruise operators the greenlight to sail again, if 98 percent of the crew and 95 percent of passengers prove they fully vaccinated.READ MORE: Baltimore Police Searching For Suspects In Multiple Federal Hill Armed Robberies
Under the agency’s new guidance, fully vaccinated people can now just get a rapid test at the time of departure instead of taking a lab test ahead of the trip.READ MORE: Less Than 24% Of Marylanders Remain Unvaccinated As Delta Covid Variant Continues To Spread
In response to the CDC’s latest advisory, the executive director of the Maryland Port Administration says, “the port is a good starting point for the cruise ship industry because the ships that visit Baltimore are a little smaller. The MPA will continue working closely with the CDC to get cruising restarted.”MORE NEWS: Baltimore County Police Investigating Fatal Shooting Of Kevin Glendenning At Rosedale Royal Farms