CDC Releases Simulated Sailings Details and How Cruise Lines Can Avoid Them Entirely

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It was another step in the right direction for the cruise industry on Wednesday as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control release Phase 2B and 3 of the Conditional Sailing Order. The newly-released information focused on simulated sailings, which represent one of two ways ships can begin their resumption of services. Why Not All Ships […]

Celebrity’s Galapagos Islands Cruises To Resume This Summer

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Celebrity Cruises announced today that it is returning to sailing in the Galapagos Islands this summer. Beginning July 4, the luxurious mega yacht Celebrity Flora will be the first to resume sailing the archipelago, followed by Celebrity Xpedition on July 24 and Celebrity Xploration on September 18. Celebrity Flora debuted in 2019, and was designed specifically to navigate the waters of the […]

How Princess Cruises Will Change Dining When Sailings Restart — Will Other Lines Follow?

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Princess Cruises has announced a new program designed to help passengers pre-plan their dining experiences, called Dine My Way. Dine My Way will allow passengers to make reservations in onboard dining rooms and specialty restaurants in a more streamlined way, and also help restaurants manage wait times and optimize capacity. When making a reservation through […]

Holland America Reveals Summer Sailings, Still Hopes for Alaska Cruises

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In an unexpected move, Holland America Line revealed that it will begin doing sailings out of Greece in August. President Gus Antorcha admitted that they might possibly have other sailings available even earlier… and that the line has not yet given up on the idea of sailing to Alaska this summer. “We’re Back!” During a […]

Schedule Released For 2023 Canada & New England Princess Cruises

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Princess Cruises has announced its schedule of 2023 Canada and New England cruises and cruisetours, which are now open for booking. The line’s Canada and New England season will include 16 departures from New York City, Québec City, and Fort Lauderdale. Five different itineraries will be offered on two MedallionClass ships — Regal Princess and Caribbean Princess. 2023 […]

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

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Norwegian Cruise Passengers Won’t Be Restricted With Shore Excursions When sailings resume this summer on Norwegian Cruise Line, passengers will not be restricted to taking excursions through the cruise company. In a statement, the line said “guests are now able to explore ports of call on their own, according to the protocols in each specific […]

First Look: The Big Change Coming to Carnival Cruise Line’s Entire Fleet

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When Carnival Cruise Line introduced plans for the upcoming Mardi Gras, one of the ship’s most striking features was her distinctive hull art. Now, the line has revealed that every Carnival Cruise Line ship will receive the blue hull, the first being Carnival Magic, which is currently in dry dock. “We Knew it Was Something […]