Two US-Based River Cruise Lines to Require COVID-19 Vaccination

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American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines, both part of the Hornblower Group, have announced that they will be requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all guests. Crew members and non-shipboard employees of the lines will also be required to receive the vaccination, across all seven vessels in the two fleets. This mandate expands upon the […]

Celebrity Cruises to Return to Australia in 2022

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Celebrity Cruises announced today that Celebrity Eclipse will be returning to Australia and New Zealand for the 2022-2023 season. From September 2022 to April 2023, Eclipse will depart from both Sydney and Auckland on 19 different itineraries that are five to 18 nights long. The voyages will feature new themed experiences: “Sun and Beach Escapes,” “Food and Wine Classics,” […]

9 Best Destinations For Family Cruises

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Selecting the right destination sets the stage for a great family vacation. If you’re seeking inspiration for your next family cruise, you’ve come to the right place. Cruise lines are catering to families with kid-friendly activities and amenities, making it easier than ever for families to explore the world by cruise ship. There are so […]

Ship Dining: Big Chicken on Carnival Cruise Line [MENU]

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When Carnival Cruise Line’s new megaship Mardi Gras at last debuts, it will feature several new restaurants, including one called Big Chicken. Created by Carnival’s Chief Fun Officer Shaquille O’Neal, the venue features — as you might guess by the name — a whole lotta chicken, and we’re about to do a deep-dive into the […]

Cruise Radio News Briefs — February 2, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Masks to Be Required on Cruises as Per the CDC The CDC has issued a new order that will require cruise passengers to wear masks in all public areas. Guests will be allowed to remove them to eat, drink, swim, or take medicine. However, the rule won’t apply to kids under two years old or individuals […]