Cruisers, Industry React to Latest CDC Guidance


In the days since the Centers for Disease Control released new guidelines regarding the resumption of sailings, the cruise industry and its supporters have made their frustration clear. “We’re Disappointed” Captain John Murray, the CEO of Port Canaveral, released an official statement expressing his frustration. “For a year now,” he wrote, “we have been working […]

New Luxury Cruise Ship Will Sail Iceland This Summer

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Less than a month after announcing its roundtrip Bahamas sailings for this summer, Crystal is back with another 2021 cruise option: Iceland. Crystal Endeavor is Crystal Expedition Cruises’ very first ship, and she will be spending her inaugural season circumnavigating the beautiful landscapes of Iceland. The vessel will operate five 10-night immersive voyages in the region […]

CEO Says CDC Guidance On Cruising ‘Simply Out Of Step’

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Royal Caribbean Group CEO Richard Fain says current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on cruising is “simply out of step with today’s medical knowledge and our circumstances.” In a regular video address to travel advisors, Fain added: “Our experience outside the United States and our current advice from the Healthy Sail Panel […]

Holland America Creates Fun Holiday to Honor Master Chef

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Holland America Line has announced that from this year on, April 6 will be National Food Faces Day in honor of Chef Rudi Sodamin, whose birthday is April 6. The special day has even been officially designated in the National Day Archives. If you’re wondering why a cruise line would be making a special ‘Food […]

Cruise Radio News Briefs — April 5, 2021 [VIDEO]

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CDC Releases New Cruise Guidance The CDC finally released the second phase of its ‘Framework for Conditional Sailing Order’ on Friday. This phase will involve the cruise lines establishing individual agreements at ports where they intend to operate, and developing plans for vaccination strategies. The CDC is recommending that lines require vaccinations for all crew and […]

Norwegian Makes Guest Vaccinations Mandatory To Cruise

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Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that it will be requiring all crew and passengers to be vaccinated for the majority of this year. In a note to travel agents, the line stated that it has enhanced its commitment to health and safety, and spent the last year working to refine its health and safety programs. Today, the […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Asks CDC For Permission to Sail In July

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When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finally released guidance for the next steps toward a relaunch of cruising from U.S. ports late last week, reaction from the industry and its stakeholders was a collective groan. MORE: Norwegian Requires Mandatory Vaccines Shortly after the CDC revised its COVID-19 guidance to say traveling is […]

Fairbanks, Alaska: Overview and Things to Do

Situated less than 200 miles from the Arctic Circle, the Fairbanks region provides some of Alaska’s top tourist attractions and natural marvels. Not only is the city home to the grand University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, but also a variety of cultural attractions and museums. There are numerous state parks in the area that allow […]