The Cruise industry had been hoping to get back to business as early as this July, but now it looks like that's not going to happen. The Cruise lines (Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Carnival, Princess, etc) had all put in a request to the CDC to lift the cruise ban as early as July, stating that's when President Biden hoped things would be closer to normal. But the CDC came back and said that's just not going to happen. While cruising has resumed in other places in the world, here in the U.S., the earliest it will come back is November 1st. And while the cruise industry had asked the CDC to come up with guidelines that they would happily follow to make sure they were safe while on the waters, the CDC basically said no, that's not how it's going to work. They've asked the cruise lines to come up with safety protocols and then present them to the CDC. The CDC will then decide if they're good enough and if so, perhaps then the cruise lines can get back to business. No one loves cruising more than me, but I want to make sure it's safe before we're all on there together again, so here's hoping things continue to get better and come November, we'll be able to sale to the Caribbean again!