Read the Letter Some Hope Will Prevent Cruise Ships From Sailing

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The following is a letter that Congresswoman Doris Matsui and Senator Richard Blumenthal wrote to Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The letter advises the director to not lift the Conditional Sail Order. Dear Director Walensky: We write today with significant concern about the prospect of premature […]

The Tug of War Over The Cruise Industry’s Future

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While the cruise industry and its supporters are loudly demanding that ships be allowed to resume sailing as soon as possible, opposition voices are making a case for keeping the current ‘Conditional Sailing Order’ in place. At the heart of the debate? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is charged with making […]

Norwegian’s ‘Great Cruise Comeback’ Docuseries Episode Airing Tonight

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A new episode of Norwegian Cruise Line’s docuseries called “Embark — The Series” is airing tonight at 8 pm eastern time. The episode, entitled “Great Cruise Comeback,” focuses on the ongoing measures for the line’s healthy and safe return to sailing, including unscripted conversations with executives in the company including Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ President […]

Viking Takes Delivery of Latest Ocean Cruise Ship

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Viking announced today that it has taken delivery of its newest ocean ship, Viking Venus. The delivery ceremony took place this morning at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy. Venus will now make her way to the United Kingdom, where she will officially be named on May 17, 2021 by her ceremonial godmother, Ann Diamond, […]

Another Cruise Line Moves Closer to All-Inclusive Pricing

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Holland America Line has announced a new premium fare option for cruises six days or longer. The news follows a similar announcement from Celebrity last year, where the cruise line revealed it will be including drinks, wifi, and gratuities in its base cruise fare. You Can ‘Have It All’ Available year-round on all itineraries six […]

Cruise Radio News Briefs — April 15, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Norwegian Cruise Line Changes FCC Policy Norwegian Cruise Line has made changes to its refund/Future Cruise Credit policy, which could make it easier to get a refund.  Norwegian said, “To offer our guests even more flexibility for future vacation planning, many who hold outstanding Future Cruise Credits (FCC) may now submit a request to convert […]

Going Big: MSC Cruises to Sail 10 Ships in Europe This Summer

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With one of the youngest and fastest-growing fleets at sea, MSC Cruises is a major industry player, especially in its European home. The line is acting like a big player too, with the announcement it will deploy 10 ships in European waters this summer. The line’s current fleet is seventeen ships, with a dozen more […]

Why Drink Packages May Be the Biggest Challenge Facing Cruising’s Resumption

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Even as lawsuits are being filed and the cruise industry is collectively pleading its case for a return to sailings from U.S. ports, there’s one aspect of cruising which isn’t getting as much attention as perhaps it should: The amount of alcohol consumed by many cruisers and how cocktail-fueled behavior could become problematic. Been There, […]