Why Carnival Cruise Line’s Vaccine/Port Gamble Will Pay Off

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Even as competitors were announcing plans to resume sailings by heading to Caribbean ports, Carnival Cruise Line said it would wait for U.S. ports to open. While it was an unexpected move, it was also brilliant… here’s why. Nothing’s Been Decided After a year of allowing others — including to a large extent the Centers […]

Holland America Details 2022 Canada & New England Cruises

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Holland America Line has announced new details for its 2022 Canada and New England season. The line will have two ships sailing in the region: Zaandam and Nieuw Statendam. The vessels will offer a series of six to eight-night “Canada & New England Discovery” departures featuring quintessential New England towns and Canada’s Old-World French flair. Nieuw […]

Cruise Passengers Split Over Mandatory Vaccination Requirements

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As cruise lines desperately seek a fresh start after more than a year of being grounded by a global pandemic, some are requiring guests and crew to be vaccinated, especially during early sailings. Decisions are being made on a case-by-case basis, driven in some part by local regulations at home ports and places where ships […]

Celebrity Cruises Moves Ship to UK for Summer 2021

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Celebrity Cruises has announced that it will be returning to the UK this year. The line’s president and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo confirmed today that the recently-renovated Celebrity Silhouette will be operating sailings from Southampton this summer. Beginning July 3, the vessel will embark on a series of six to eight-night itineraries around the UK coast. […]

How You Can Help Cruising Restart from U.S. Ports

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The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the trade group representing the vast majority of cruise ship operators, is seeking public support for its efforts to press the Biden Administration to allow cruising in the U.S. to resume by July. “Much has changed since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued the Framework for […]

MSC’s Newest Cruise Ship Now Set to Debut in The UK

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MSC Cruises announced today that it will deploy its newest ship for summer sailings around the UK this year. The line’s new flagship, MSC Virtuosa, will sail her maiden voyage on May 20, with passengers embarking in Southampton. It will be the first cruise in a series of three and four-night mini voyages before the […]

Exploring Dawes Glacier by Cruise Ship

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If an Alaska cruise is on your bucket list, picking the right itinerary can be a little overwhelming with so many options when it comes to ports of call and fjord scenic cruising. However, regardless of the itinerary, an Alaska cruise will certainly offer some of the most breathtaking and scenic views in the industry. […]

Is a River Cruise The Best Way to Enjoy the American Midwest?

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The Midwest region of the USA is home to some stunning scenery and landscapes, but it isn’t exactly a world-renowned tourist destination. The most popular hotspots in the States for visitors are California and Florida, with none of the Midwestern territories anywhere near the top ten. One of the ways that states like Ohio can […]