Cruise Line Delivers New Ship Despite Shutdown

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Celebrity Cruises recently took delivery of their new ship in a unique way. During a teleconference, Celebrity Apex was delivered virtually from Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France to executives from the cruise company. In keeping with maritime tradition, Captain Dimitris Kafetzis ordered the exchange of the French and American flags, while each country’s national […]

Panama Agrees to Let Sick Cruise Ship Transit Canal

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Holland America Line’s Zaandam received good news on Saturday night from Panamanian officials: The cruise ship will now be allowed to transit the Panama Canal and head toward Florida. The ship’s initial request to enter the waterway was denied because doing so meant the crew and pilots would have to work in close proximity onboard […]

Carnival Offers Update On Shipboard Crew Members

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What’s life like for Carnival Cruise Line members who are living aboard ships without passengers? We wondered what they’re doing, where they’re eating and how they’re passing the time until things return to normal. Update: Carnival Extends Cruise Cancellations Through May 11 In Many Ways, Life Is Normal For The Crew Carnival Cruise Line tells […]

Cruise Podcast: Dream Cruise on Carnival Pinnacle

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We could all use a break right now, so we try something a little different. I want you to imagine your dream cruise ship. What would it be like? Where would you sail? What dining venues would it have? What would your stateroom be like? Remember, this is your dream cruise vacation so nothing is […]

Cruise Radio News Briefs | Week of March 22, 2020

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Welcome to the Cruise Radio News Brief for the Week of March 22, 2020 where we bring you the latest cruise news, our weekly podcast, and recent YouTube videos. 1. Carnival Cruise Line announced that it would extend pay for staff and crew members aboard Carnival Victory. The ship was undergoing its 38-day dry dock […]

Why You Should Take A Charter to Dubai

Dotted with famous architectural innovations, including the tallest building in the world and mammoth shopping mall hubs, Dubai is a perfect example of a city where old-world culture meets ultra-modern conveniences. It’s here where desert plains meet luxurious hotels, where huge man-made islands are not uncommon and supercars are nothing out of the ordinary, and […]