Virgin Voyages Introduces New Wearable Device

Virgin Voyages, the new adults-only cruise line launching this spring, this week introduced “The Band” – but there was no music involved. Rather, this Band is a wearable device that will allow passengers to access their stateroom, charge purchases, locate one another and more. Best of all? It’s made of recycled ocean plastic. “Just like […]

Cruise Ship Denied Entry To Japanese Ports

Holland America Line reports that one of their ships has inexplicably been denied passage to Japanese ports. The ship is not in quarantine and there are no known cases of coronavirus on board. “There Are No Known Cases Of Coronavirus” In a posting on their website, Holland America Line shared the news, and was clearly […]

Cruise Ship Coronavirus Now Totals 20

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The Diamond Princess remains under quarantine, with 20 people on board having now tested positive for coronavirus. The infected guests come from several countries and include one American citizen. With the death count in China now over 550 people, cruise lines are continuing to carefully monitor any would-be passengers who have had contact with anyone […]

Norwegian Extends Spirit Drydock, Cancels Preview Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that the Norwegian Spirit’s current drydock has been extended, meaning that the preview cruise originally slated for this week has been postponed. What Norwegian Is Saying The Spirit’s extensive drydock was already both lengthy (lasting over a month) and costly (around $100 million). But labor disputes which have impacted the […]

Q&A: MSC’s Ken Muskat on Ocean Cay Marine Reserve

During a recent visit to Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, we had a chance to sit down with Ken Muskat, COO of MSC Cruises North America. Whether you want to know if your drink package works on the island or what food’s available, we got the answers. Plus, read on to find out why you […]

How Your Cruise Line is Impacted By Coronavirus

As the coronavirus continues to spread, cruise lines are doing everything in their power to prevent their ships from suffering the same fate as the Diamond Princess. That ship, quarantined earlier this week, now has at least 20 people on board who have tested positive for the virus, which has so far infected over 28,000 […]

Cruise Podcast: Cruising Shutdown Details + News

Health issues are all over the news where both travel and cruising are concerned. This week we talk week with cruise industry analyst Stewart Chiron about the impacts on the industry and how cruise lines are being proactive. Travel insurance could play a factor in health-related cancellations and delays. We answer some of the dozens […]