COVID-19 risk on cruises now moderate, CDC says

Cruising now at level 2 risk level

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says getting on a cruise ship is less risky than it was earlier this year.

Taking a trip on a big boat was classified Monday as a level two destination, with “moderate” levels of COVID-19, according to the agency’s website.

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The scale is based on labels 1 to 4, with 4 being the greatest potential threat.

In mid-February, the risk level was at a 3.

Despite the drop in a potential health threat, the CDC says cruise passengers should still be fully vaccinated and take other precautionary steps including wearing masks indoors and in crowded areas.