What Travelers Should Know About the Federal Mask Mandate

After a federal mask mandate was struck down on Monday, travelers are facing a patchwork of rules spanning air travel, trains, buses, cruise ships and ride-hailing services. Here’s what to know.

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Cruise Ships Are Still Sailing as Cases Rise and Criticism Mounts

One day after the C.D.C. advised against all travel on cruise ships, thousands of cruisers partied like it was 2019. But worries about onboard policies — and frustration over quarantines — is rising.

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Coast Guard Suspends Search for Passenger Who Fell From Cruise Ship

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday that it halted its search for a woman who went overboard from a Carnival cruise ship near Ensenada, Mexico.

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Cruise Passenger Dies From Covid, Testing Industry Plans

The passenger and 26 crew members aboard the Carnival Vista tested positive for the coronavirus and the passenger later died. The company says its protocols successfully stopped further spread.

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Help! Will All My Travel Vouchers Expire Before I Can Use Them?

Vouchers and trip credits emerged as a major consumer flash point at the start of the pandemic. Here’s a look at what some major travel companies are offering in the way of flexibility.

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Help! My Ship Is Supposedly Still Sailing, and I Don’t Want to Be On Board

The future of the cruise industry remains very unclear, so it’s not totally unreasonable to be anxious about what next spring will look like.

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Carnival Plans to Sail Again in August, Maybe

The company’s flagship line said eight of its ships could begin cruising on Aug. 1, though it later said “there is no assurance” it would start sailing again on that date.

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