Miami-Dade Mayor to CDC: ‘Give Us a Timeline… We Are Ready’ to Cruise

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On Friday afternoon, a large crowd gathered at PortMiami to support the cruise industry. Cruise line executives, elected officials, and Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava stood in solidarity to call on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to rescind what they called the agency’s now-outdated Conditional Sailing Order and get ships sailing from American […]

Cruise Ships Play Crucial Role in St. Vincent Volcano Rescue

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Multiple cruise ships are arriving at the Caribbean island of St. Vincent today, on a humanitarian mission to carry evacuees to safety after the La Soufriere volcano erupted this morning. In what may be the first truly positive thing to come out of the cruise industry shutdown, several ships were in the region, empty of […]

Holland America Announces 2022-2023 Caribbean Cruises

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Holland America Line has announced its 2022-2023 Caribbean season, which will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the line’s private island Half Moon Cay. During that winter season, seven ships will sail the region from Fort Lauderdale, including the two newest Pinnacle Class ships: Nieuw Statendam, Rotterdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Volendam, Zuiderdam, and Zaandam. Half Moon Cay Porthole Cruise Magazine, […]

Bookings Open For Short 2021 Florida to Bahamas Cruises, Pending Approval

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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has announced that, as of today, its website has officially been relaunched and is back online. And with the relaunch of the site, bookings are now open for sailings starting on July 2, 2021. “The past year has been incredibly challenging for the cruise industry and as an independent, family-owned and […]

Travel Advisors Call Out CDC’s Cruise-Related Hypocrisy

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Calling the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) position on cruising “arbitrary and capricious,” the leader of the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) is urging the White House COVID-19 Recovery Team to intervene. “The CDC announced last week that those who have been vaccinated are at low risk to spread infection and can […]

Cruise Radio News Briefs — April 9, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Florida Sues The CDC With the support of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody announced Thursday morning that she had filed a lawsuit demanding that the Centers for Disease Control lift the Conditional Sailing Order. DeSantis compared the cruise situation to that faced by one of Florida’s other big businesses, theme parks. In both […]