Cruise Radio News Briefs — May 10, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Norwegian CEO Threatens to Leave Florida Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio has threatened to leave Florida if the company cannot operate ships from the state as soon as possible.  He said “At the end of the day, cruise ships have motors, propellers and rudders, and God forbid we can’t operate in the […]

MSC Cruises Begins Crew Vaccination Program in Florida

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MSC Cruises has officially started its crew vaccination program in the United States. On Friday, crew members from MSC Meraviglia received their first COVID-19 vaccinations at PortMiami, marking the line’s first crew members in the states to be vaccinated. The company’s crew vaccination program was announced on May 1, which will see crew members from across the […]

Carnival’s Big Fleet Change Unveiled

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Norwegian Cruise Line’s next ship — the first of six — has officially been named. It will be known as Norwegian Prima, and be quite different from the rest of the fleet. A Smaller Ship With a Varied Itinerary Norwegian Prima is expected to debut in the summer of 2022, with a new member of the Prima […]

Holland America’s New Ship Completes Sea Trials

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Holland America’s newest ship, Rotterdam, returned last week to Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Venice, Italy after successfully completing two sets of sea trials off the country’s Adriatic coast. The vessel left Marghera on April 25 and performed the preliminary sea trials over two days before going into dry dock at Fincantieri’s Trieste shipyard, where standard pre-delivery hull […]

11 Tips For Navigating Nassau, Bahamas


Nassau is a frequently visited port on many Bahamas travel routes, but some travelers may feel uneasy about the busy atmosphere and the persistent vendors. As a result, some individuals who have visited before may opt to remain onboard the ship rather than explore the beaches, shopping, and water-based activities available in the area. However, […]