NEWS UPDATE: Carnival Cruise Line Doesn’t Require Masks on Their Cruise!

Carnival Cruise Line coming in hot this weekend with cruise news. We’ve got breaking cruise news from the Carnival Cruise Line executives. And let me just say this, if you don’t like masks, you’re gonna be pretty happy.

This news dropped recently and I love to share it with you all because it’s so important. Let’s jump into this cruise news and yes! It does have to do with masks on Carnival. Before I hop into that, I just want to share a little bit of background about what Carnival has done in terms of health and safety and where it’s led us up to at this point now.

Carnival was one of the very first cruise lines to say that they were going to hit a 95% vaccinated rate on their cruise line. They were also one of the first cruise lines to ban smoking indoors. In their casino, they took smoking away first, made a lot of people happy and a lot of people unhappy.

It’s pretty polarizing but Carnival has been one of the last cruise lines to implement a very strict face mass policy. And I say that because initially when Carnival told everybody to put face masks on, there was a lot of reports coming from ship to ship that they weren’t doing a lot to really enforce the wearing of face masks. Even though that protocol was in place. As time went on, Carnival did tighten up and they got stricter. As things like Omicron came down the line and we saw Covid-19 numbers start to spike in late December until early January.

Well now, here we are inching towards March and Carnival has officially done away with their masked mandate as of March 1.

So, starting March 1, masks will become optional aboard all Carnival Cruise Ships. Now, Carnival did release a statement saying that up to their discretion, essentially, they could still require that face masks be worn in certain venues.

So, I’m assuming, if there’s venues where social distancing is not possible, Carnival has the right to at any point slip up like a sign outdoor the venue that will say “You have to have a mass to come indoors”.

While this I know is going to be exciting to a lot of people, I do ask that you just keep an open mind as Carnival’s going through these protocols. And know that they’re doing the best to keep you and everyone in your party safe.

Now, I’ve already seen some questions come in. One question that I did see was people asking if they have a cruise, let’s say on February 27th and it will be over that March 1st, what happens to them? Do they get to take their mask off for the entire voyage?

Well, we’ll have to see what Carnival does. Royal Caribbean did let people take their masks off mid voyage when their masks mandate went away on February 18th.

So, if you were on a ship and that February 18th date came up, they were like “Hey, everybody, rip that mask off and enjoy the rest of your cruise. Mask free.”

Now, of course, this is for those who are vaccinated. The unvaccinated, they do still want you to wear a mask.

And I think that it is very important to keep in mind that there is still a mask mandate at the port. So, if you are cruising Carnival after March 1st, please know and I do ask that you just be respectful to the port staff.

If you’re going out, let’s say Port Everglades or Port of Miami or any port that is a federal entity. There is still a mask mandate there. You do still have to wear your mask inside those confines. Do not show up to your cruise without a mask because I am sure you will be given one of those paper masks to wear if you do show up and plan on not wearing a mask.

Now, I know that masks have been this super controversial topic over the last few months. Obviously, there was a point in time where we didn’t have to wear masks on cruise ships. That was like early June, early July and then the mask mandates started to roll out in August and into the next months as the Delta variant really took off.

I will say that with the vaccine requirement in place, it does make me feel a lot more comfortable that I can get on a ship. Potentially take my mask off and be okay.

Of course, I and my colleagues are putting our masks on even when we don’t have to. We do this because there were certain times that we could not socially distance and we were just trying to keep ourselves and others safe.

That being said, you know to each their own, as long as everyone is respecting the guidelines and the mandates in places on the ships, I support you. I think that that’s important to say. Be respectful and keep in mind that the crew is doing everything that they can to keep you safe while on board at sea.

Last but not least, masks are technically still recommended while on board but they are not required. That’s one other thing to keep in mind. Just as you go on board, there will be some people that will still want to wear masks, will still want to keep their distance and will probably, you know, still be extra cautious.

Because at the end of the day, the pandemic is not over and we need to be respectful of each other and understand that everyone is in a different place on this journey and in a different place on their cruise.

Just because you feel like you don’t have to wear a mask or don’t want to wear a mask, doesn’t mean that someone else may want to. Listen to the requirements. Listen to the mandates. Respect the crew. Respect each other and enjoy your cruise.

This is just another big step forward in terms of getting back to normal. I’m excited that Carnival has felt like things are safe enough to do this.
Of course, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian have already done this. We’re going to have to see what other cruise lines such as Princess Cruises, Holland America, Virgin Voyages and Disney Cruise Line end up doing.

Disney’s been the strictest in terms of their protocols so I don’t know if we’re going to see a mass mandate drop off from them soon. But until now Carnival is the next big thing to change their mask requirement from required to recommend.

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    NEWS UPDATE: Carnival Cruise Line Doesn’t Require Masks on Their Cruise!

    Carnival Cruise Line coming in hot this weekend with cruise news. We’ve got breaking cruise news from the Carnival Cruise Line executives. And let me just say this, if you don’t like masks, you’re gonna be pretty happy.

    This news dropped recently and I love to share it with you all because it’s so important. Let’s jump into this cruise news and yes! It does have to do with masks on Carnival. Before I hop into that, I just want to share a little bit of background about what Carnival has done in terms of health and safety and where it’s led us up to at this point now.

    Carnival was one of the very first cruise lines to say that they were going to hit a 95% vaccinated rate on their cruise line. They were also one of the first cruise lines to ban smoking indoors. In their casino, they took smoking away first, made a lot of people happy and a lot of people unhappy.

    It’s pretty polarizing but Carnival has been one of the last cruise lines to implement a very strict face mass policy. And I say that because initially when Carnival told everybody to put face masks on, there was a lot of reports coming from ship to ship that they weren’t doing a lot to really enforce the wearing of face masks. Even though that protocol was in place. As time went on, Carnival did tighten up and they got stricter. As things like Omicron came down the line and we saw Covid-19 numbers start to spike in late December until early January.

    Well now, here we are inching towards March and Carnival has officially done away with their masked mandate as of March 1.

    So, starting March 1, masks will become optional aboard all Carnival Cruise Ships. Now, Carnival did release a statement saying that up to their discretion, essentially, they could still require that face masks be worn in certain venues.

    So, I’m assuming, if there’s venues where social distancing is not possible, Carnival has the right to at any point slip up like a sign outdoor the venue that will say “You have to have a mass to come indoors”.

    While this I know is going to be exciting to a lot of people, I do ask that you just keep an open mind as Carnival’s going through these protocols. And know that they’re doing the best to keep you and everyone in your party safe.

    Now, I’ve already seen some questions come in. One question that I did see was people asking if they have a cruise, let’s say on February 27th and it will be over that March 1st, what happens to them? Do they get to take their mask off for the entire voyage?

    Well, we’ll have to see what Carnival does. Royal Caribbean did let people take their masks off mid voyage when their masks mandate went away on February 18th.

    So, if you were on a ship and that February 18th date came up, they were like “Hey, everybody, rip that mask off and enjoy the rest of your cruise. Mask free.”

    Now, of course, this is for those who are vaccinated. The unvaccinated, they do still want you to wear a mask.

    And I think that it is very important to keep in mind that there is still a mask mandate at the port. So, if you are cruising Carnival after March 1st, please know and I do ask that you just be respectful to the port staff.

    If you’re going out, let’s say Port Everglades or Port of Miami or any port that is a federal entity. There is still a mask mandate there. You do still have to wear your mask inside those confines. Do not show up to your cruise without a mask because I am sure you will be given one of those paper masks to wear if you do show up and plan on not wearing a mask.

    Now, I know that masks have been this super controversial topic over the last few months. Obviously, there was a point in time where we didn’t have to wear masks on cruise ships. That was like early June, early July and then the mask mandates started to roll out in August and into the next months as the Delta variant really took off.

    I will say that with the vaccine requirement in place, it does make me feel a lot more comfortable that I can get on a ship. Potentially take my mask off and be okay.

    Of course, I and my colleagues are putting our masks on even when we don’t have to. We do this because there were certain times that we could not socially distance and we were just trying to keep ourselves and others safe.

    That being said, you know to each their own, as long as everyone is respecting the guidelines and the mandates in places on the ships, I support you. I think that that’s important to say. Be respectful and keep in mind that the crew is doing everything that they can to keep you safe while on board at sea.

    Last but not least, masks are technically still recommended while on board but they are not required. That’s one other thing to keep in mind. Just as you go on board, there will be some people that will still want to wear masks, will still want to keep their distance and will probably, you know, still be extra cautious.

    Because at the end of the day, the pandemic is not over and we need to be respectful of each other and understand that everyone is in a different place on this journey and in a different place on their cruise.

    Just because you feel like you don’t have to wear a mask or don’t want to wear a mask, doesn’t mean that someone else may want to. Listen to the requirements. Listen to the mandates. Respect the crew. Respect each other and enjoy your cruise.

    This is just another big step forward in terms of getting back to normal. I’m excited that Carnival has felt like things are safe enough to do this.
    Of course, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian have already done this. We’re going to have to see what other cruise lines such as Princess Cruises, Holland America, Virgin Voyages and Disney Cruise Line end up doing.

    Disney’s been the strictest in terms of their protocols so I don’t know if we’re going to see a mass mandate drop off from them soon. But until now Carnival is the next big thing to change their mask requirement from required to recommend.

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