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 […]

Norwegian Won’t Limit Shore Excursions for Guests

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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 […]

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 — […]