It’s Official: Carnival Cruise Line Cancels All 2020 Sailings

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After days of speculation, Carnival Cruise Line confirmed on Monday evening that it has officially canceled the remainder of its 2020 sailings. The new round of cancellations suspends voyages between December 1 and December 31, 2020. This means that despite the high hopes the company has expressed in recent weeks, they will not be sailing […]

Cruise Line Debuts First COVID-19 Testing Lab at Sea

Viking Cruises announced that it has completed the installation of the first full-scale PCR laboratory at sea, which means that the ship will be able to conduct virus testing in-house via a non-invasive saliva test. PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) testing can be used to see if someone has coronavirus, though it is used for many […]

MSC Cruises Postpones US Return til 2021

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MSC Cruises has announced a further suspension of sailings of its North American-based ships, now through December 31, 2020. This will affect three ships based in Florida: MSC Seaside in Port Canaveral and MSC Meraviglia and Armonia in PortMiami. Those booked on now-canceled sailings will be offered a 125 percent future cruise credit of the original cruise fare, where they can […]

Royal Caribbean Cancels All 2020 North American Sailings

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On Monday afternoon, Royal Caribbean announced the cancellation of their North American sailings for December, thus bringing to an end any hope that they might return to sailing before the end of the year. In announcing the news to travel partners, Royal Caribbean Group made sure to emphasize that while this seemed like bad news […]

Royal Caribbean Group Takes Delivery of New Ship

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Luxury line Silversea Cruises has officially taken delivery of their brand-new ship, Silver Moon. It is now the ninth vessel in Silversea’s fleet. During a small celebration at Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard, executives from Silversea, Royal Caribbean Group, and Fincantieri expressed thanks to all involved during live speeches via video feed. From Royal Caribbean Group, Chairman […]

The New Health Visa You’ll Need To Visit The Bahamas

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If you’re planning on visiting The Bahamas, you’ll now need to purchase a health travel visa, or be denied entry into the islands. Effective November 1, any visitor entering The Bahamas is required to purchase a health travel visa, complete a daily health questionnaire, and carry with them at all times proof of a negative […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels Remainder of 2020 Sailings

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) announced this morning that they are canceling all sailings through December 31, 2020. This includes Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and Oceania Cruises. The news comes after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control lifted the no sail order on Friday afternoon, but implemented a new conditional sailing order. […]

Carnival Removes December Cruises from Website

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Although Carnival Cruise Line has repeatedly insisted they hope to be sailing before the end of the year, they recently removed all December sailings from their website. This comes only days after the Centers for Disease Control allowed the no-sail ban to expire while putting in place a series of strict guidelines that each ship […]