As the cruise lines resume service worldwide, passengers will have to get up to speed on the virtual tsunami of new health protocols that have been put in place to protect people from COVID-19.
So far, the lines have instituted, or will at the request of government health organizations, changes in everything, from multiple pre-boarding COVID tests, to mandatory mask wearing to social distancing to the end of the buffet as we knew it.
Many of these changes are meant to be interim steps, however, which would be phased out once the world gets a solid vaccine and the spectre of COVID-19 fades into the distance. What do we think will stay and what will go? We break it down for you.