Carnival Cruise Line Cancels Sailings For All But Three Ships Until July 30

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Cruise fans hoping to see ships sailing by early summer were dealt another blow when Carnival Cruise Line announced it was canceling the scheduled sailings for all of its ships through July 30 with three exceptions, which it still hopes to sail in July. The only ships in the fleet to not see their July […]

Silversea to Resume Cruises in the Galápagos Islands in June

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Silversea Cruises announced today that it will be resuming service in the Galápagos Islands in June. New ship Silver Origin arrived in San Cristóbal on April 30, and will depart on her inaugural voyage on June 19. Passengers will need to be fully vaccinated to sail, as part of a multi-layered set of protocols that will help […]

Azamara Reveals Health & Safety Protocols Ahead of Cruise Resumption

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Boutique cruise line Azamara has announced new health and safety protocols ahead of its return to service in August. The line is implementing new health standards with the launch of its ‘Explore Well at Sea’ program, keeping guests’ safety and peace of mind as a top priority. With the guidance of the Healthy Sail Panel […]

Final Count: U.S. Lost $1.1 Trillion in Economic Impact Last Year

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Travel’s economic footprint in the United States shrank a massive 42 percent last year, from $2.6 trillion to just $1.5 trillion. This is according to end-of-year totals prepared for the U.S. Travel Association by the research firm Tourism Economics. The employment devastation was similarly catastrophic: travel-supported jobs fell by 5.6 million in 2020 (16.7 million […]

River Cruise Line Giving Away Voyages to Frontline Medical Professionals

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To celebrate National Nurses Week, river cruise line AmaWaterways has opened a selection of Europe sailings from October to December 2021 for eligible frontline medical heroes to receive a free river cruise with one paying guest in the same cabin. Medical professionals enrolled in the program can now redeem their complimentary cruise certificate on a […]

Cruise Radio News Briefs — May 11, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Next Ship The first of six new ships for Norwegian Cruise Line has officially been named. Norwegian Prima will be the first member of the Prima class, previously known as Project Leonardo. It will be smaller than Norwegian’s recent ships, coming in at 142,500 gross tons and holding just over 3,200 passengers. […]

PHOTOS: Holland America’s Rotterdam Sea Trials

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Holland America’s newest ship, Rotterdam, successfully completed her sea trials last week in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Italy. The vessel has been under construction at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard, which is in a borough of Venice. After two days of preliminary sea trials at the end of April, Rotterdam headed to another one of Fincantieri’s shipyards — […]