Cruise ships’ return to Hawaii remains in muddy waters

Come Nov. 1, larger cruise ships could return again to Hawaii’s waters — but it’s probably not going to be smooth sailing at first for the floundering cruise ship industry.

In March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel advisory saying U.S. citizens, particularly those with underlying conditions, should not travel by cruise ship. Then, the CDC issued a “no-sail” order for vessels with the capacity to carry at least 250 passengers in waters subject to U.S. jurisdiction.

The CDC had wanted the order, which was due to expire on Wednesday, extended to keep cruise shops docked until mid-February. However, the White House intervened, and the order was only extended through Oct. 31, a date that most of the industry had voluntarily agreed to honor anyway.

It’s still unclear how many cruise ships might return to Hawaii this year or what the state’s public safety plan is

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Even Now, Royal Caribbean Stock Remains a Covid-19 Gamble

a large ship in the water: Royal Caribbean (RCL) ship Allure of the Seas, docked.

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Royal Caribbean (RCL) ship Allure of the Seas, docked.

For those that want to gamble on cruise-operator Royal Caribbean (NYSE:RCL), I don’t share the same optimism. However, I can appreciate why you’re tempted to gamble. For one thing, we Americans are fortunate to live in the greatest nation on earth. Based on that context, you’d think that it will be utterly ridiculous for a virus to upend our society. Therefore, RCL stock seems like a reasonable contrarian bet.

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Royal Caribbean (RCL) ship Allure of the Seas, docked.

Additionally, you have some supporting facts. Primarily, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that daily novel coronavirus cases have declined sharply from their summer peak. Adding to that storyline, it’s fair to say that most Americans — except, of course, the occasional outbursts from one of the

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Texas remains on New Mexico’s updated virus travel quarantine list

SANTA FE, New Mexico — Colorado, Oregon and Rhode Island have been added to the list of high-risk for out of state travel after the states have seen a spike in Covid-19 cases, ABC affiliate KOAT reports.

Texas also remained on Wednesday’s updated list.

This means that anyone traveling to or from these states must self-quarantine for 14-days once they arrive to New Mexico.

Hawaii and Michigan both hopped from that high-risk to low-risk list. So those traveling to and from New Mexico are not required to adhere to the quarantine order.

As of Sept. 23, the list of high-risk states is as follows: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia,

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