Holland America Celebrates 148th Birthday

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Holland America celebrated its 148th birthday on Sunday, April 18, 2021. Transportation and shipping were the primary functions of the company in the 19th century, but in 1895 it offered its first vacation cruise. Now, Holland America Line operates ten ships that visit over 500 ports across all seven continents. In a press release to […]

Viking Announces More Mississippi River Cruises

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Viking announced today that it has opened its 2024 schedule of sailings on the Mississippi River. The line’s first custom Mississippi River vessel, Viking Mississippi, will debut in August 2022 and sail voyages between New Orleans and St. Paul. Since announcing the ship’s initial sailings in 2020, several have already sold out through the 2023 sailing season. […]

Princess Reveals 2022-23 Mexican Riviera And Hawaii Cruises

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Princess Cruises has announced its 2022-2023 Mexican Riviera, California Coast, Hawaii, and Tahiti season. Six ships will be sailing in the different regions, offering 19 unique itineraries roundtrip from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vancouver. Mexican Riviera Princess has been sailing to Mexico for over 55 years, bringing guests the best of the Mexican Riviera. […]

Survey Shows Cheap Cruises No Longer Top Priority for Passengers

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While a year or two ago would-be sailors were all about finding cheap cruises, that’s all changed thanks to the pandemic. According to at least one survey of past cruisers, their top priorities now concern health and safety protocols being used by not only the cruise lines, but the destinations upon which they intend to […]

Royal Caribbean Introduces ‘Suite’ Neighborhood on Newest, Biggest Cruise Ship

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Royal Caribbean has announced that its fifth Oasis-class ship, Wonder of the Seas, will have not seven, but eight neighborhoods for the first time. The ship will be 236,857 gross tons, and feature a total of 18 decks and 2,867 staterooms. This means that it will surpass the current largest cruise vessel in the world by […]

U.S.-Based River Line Begins 2021 Cruising Season

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United States-based river line American Cruise Lines announced yesterday that its 2021 season has officially begun. Six of its 13 ships are now operating in eight different states across the country. It became the first cruise line to resume operations in the U.S. when its vessel Independence sailed from Florida on March 13. Days later, American Cruise […]

Cruise Radio News Briefs — April 20, 2021 [VIDEO]

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CDC Tells Americans To ‘Avoid All Travel’ To Bahamas As the Bahamas prepares to welcome back cruise ships in less than three months, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control is telling travelers to “avoid all travel” to the island destination. A statement from the CDC read in part, “Because of the current situation in the Bahamas […]