Explained: What the Latest Cruise Guidance From The CDC Says About Masks, Distancing and More

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the long-awaited final guidance for cruise lines related to its October 2020 Conditional Sailing Order. Phases 2B and 3 of the guidance relate to Technical Instructions for Simulated Voyages, and the Operations Manual for Simulated and Restricted Voyages under the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order, […]

Cruise Exec Reacts to New CDC Guidelines: ‘We’re Flabbergasted. We’re Outraged.’

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Although only days ago it seemed things were looking up where the resumption of cruising is concerned, comments from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio this week made it clear that optimism was premature.  “We’re perplexed,” he admitted during a call with investors. “We’re flabbergasted. We’re outraged.” Why Sailing From U.S. Ports Could […]

Viking Announces Summer 2021 Mediterranean Cruises

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Viking announced today that it will be resuming operations in the Mediterranean this summer as part of its Welcome Back collection of voyages. Viking Venus and Viking Sea will homeport in Valletta, Malta and sail two different 11-night roundtrip itineraries in the Mediterranean. The cruise line also announced that it is adding more sailing dates this summer for its […]

Upcoming MSC Cruise Ship To Feature New Bars & Redesigned Restaurants

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MSC Cruises has announced new details on the restaurants that will be found aboard its new flagship, MSC Seashore.  The vessel will launch this July and arrive to the United States in November. It will feature 12 indoor bars and lounges, six outdoor ones, five specialty restaurants, and four main dining venues. “For MSC Seashore, we have […]

Cruise Radio News Briefs — May 6, 2021 [VIDEO]

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The CDC Releases New Cruise Line Guidance The CDC has now released Phase 2B and 3 of its Conditional Sailing Order. It details the simulated sailings that cruise lines will have to conduct if they want to sail from the U.S., without a majority of passengers vaccinated. Test cruises are recommended to be at least two […]

Now Texas: Third State Joins Lawsuit Aiming To Overturn Cruise Ban

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is moving towards allowing the resumption of cruising from U.S. ports, but evidently not fast enough for Texas, which has joined Alaska and Florida in a lawsuit against the public health agency. Texas says that the CDC’s ‘No Sail Order’ of March 2020, later followed by a […]

Giving Back: NCLH Donates $10 Million To Alaska Port Communities

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) is donating $10 million in “no strings attached” cash support to six Alaska port communities severely impacted by the ongoing cruise suspension. “My heart breaks for Alaska and its wonderful people as we face a potential second year of zero cruise operations during the all-important summer tourism season, bringing […]