Travelers with an affinity for cruise ships report that this type of trip can be exotic, family-friendly, and relatively affordable.
So, regardless of concerns about COVID-19 or negative news from cruise ships linked to the pandemic, many ship-loving adventurers are more than ready to hit the high seas again.
People who love cruise ships are also likely to find that in 2021, their options are plentiful when it comes to purchasing high quality cruise travel insurance.
In view of the resurgence of cruises as more people get vaccinated and the pandemic begins to wane, Forbes Advisor recently evaluated two dozen travel insurance options. The policies they studied offer travel medical coverage of at least $ 100,000 and medical evacuation coverage of at least $ 250,000. The above slideshow illustrates the top ten cruise travel plans in 2021, according to Forbes Advisor.
If you’re planning to travel on a cruise ship soon, here are some of the things the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants travelers to consider:
- As of May 2021, the CDC estimates that the chances of contracting COVID-19 while on a cruise remain high.
- People who decide to go on a cruise should get tested 1-3 days before their trip and 3-5 days after their trip, even if they are fully vaccinated.
- In addition to testing, unvaccinated passengers must self-quarantine for 7 days after cruise travel, even if they are negative. If they are not tested, they must self-quarantine for 10 days after cruise travel.
- Passengers fully vaccinated with an FDA-cleared vaccine or a World Health Organization-approved emergency vaccine do not need to self-quarantine after a cruise trip.