Created: April 04, 2021 06:42 AM
(NBCNC) — Americans hoping to set sail on a cruise vacation from a U.S. port are now one step closer.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidelines to help the ships get sailing once again in U.S. waters.
The new guidelines include daily reporting of COVID-19 cases and routine testing of all crew.
The next phase also includes practice voyages to allow crews to test out new restrictions on volunteers.
The CDC shut down the cruise industry a year ago due to the pandemic.
The industry has been calling for ships to start cruising again in July, but the CDC did not say when it will allow cruises to resume.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has threatened to sue the CDC if cruise ships are not allowed to resume operations soon.
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