Shares of cruise stocks Royal Caribbean (NYSE: RCL), Carnival (NYSE: CCL) (NYSE: CUK), and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NYSE: NCLH) surged ahead in Friday trading, gaining 5.8%, 6.2%, and 6.4%, respectively, by 11:20 a.m. EDT. If you have received your complete round of COVID-19 vaccinations (whether the Pfizer or Moderna two-shot vaccines, or the Johnson & Johnson single shot), then you can "resume [most] activities that you did prior to the pandemic ... without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart." "If you travel in the United States, you do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel."
Norwegian Cruise Line today opened for sale the first of six ships within its highly anticipated next class of vessels, Prima Class, the Brand's first new class of ships in nearly 10 years.
A faster-than-expected vaccination campaign increased hopes of a sooner restart for cruising from U.S. ports.