After a pandemic-tempered cruise season in 2021 and no cruise season in 2020 due to the pandemic, Juneau business operators are keeping a close eye on signals for how 2022 may unfold.
Many say it’s still too soon to tell but express cautious optimism for a robust season ahead — despite the current omicron wave of COVID-19 disrupting life in many parts of the country.
In late December, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised passengers to avoid cruise ships regardless of vaccination status. Earlier this month, the CDC lifted the Conditional Sailing Order, allowing cruise ships to voluntarily comply with health and safety mitigations.
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