U.S. CDC investigating nearly 70 cruise ships hit by COVID-19 cases

The CDC said COVID-19 cases on 68 ships had met its threshold for an investigation

The "Seven Seas Mariner" cruise ship traveling from Florida passes through the Panama Canal 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday it was investigating nearly 70 cruise ships after reports of COVID-19 cases on board, as the Omicron variant up ended holiday travel over the Christmas weekend.

The CDC said COVID-19 cases on 68 ships had met its threshold for an investigation.

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