Cruise Radio News Briefs — May 20, 2021 — PM UPDATE [VIDEO]

Alaska Tourism Bill Passes in the House We’re officially one step closer to cruising Alaska this summer.  On Thursday afternoon the Alaska Tourism Restoration Act was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, which already passed the Senate last week, just needs to be signed by President Biden to become official. The bill […]

Latest Episode of Norwegian’s EMBARK Series Airs Thursday Night

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The next episode of Norwegian Cruise Line’s “EMBARK — The Series” web show will air tonight at 8 pm eastern time at ncl.com/embark and on the line’s Facebook page. The five-part docuseries is chronicling the cruise line’s comeback as it prepares to set sail beginning July 25, 2021. Tonight’s episode is the second in the series, […]

Three Carnival Lines Announce Plans to Resume Alaska Cruises in July

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Three cruise lines within the Carnival Corporation umbrella have announced that they are expecting to resume cruises in Alaska starting in July. Based on recent guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and in close collaboration with Alaskan officials, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Carnival Cruise Line plan to resume […]

House Passes Bill Clearing Cruises to Alaska, Now Awaiting CDC

The good news is that cruise ships can now legally sail to Alaska, as the Alaska Tourism Restoration Act has passed the House and will now go to President Biden to be signed into law.  The bad news is that cruise ships still can’t sail to Alaska until cruise lines meet the guidelines imposed for […]

Carnival Magic Cruises From Virginia Open For Bookings

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Reservations opened today for a series of four to eight-night sailings in 2023 from Norfolk, Virginia aboard Carnival Magic. Eleven cruises total will depart from the city’s Half Moone Cruise Center in summer and fall of 2023, visiting beautiful locales in Bermuda, the Bahamas, and — for the first time — Canada and New England. […]

As U.S. Restart Gets Closer, Royal Caribbean Cancels Bermuda Homeport Plans

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Royal Caribbean has canceled plans for Vision of the Seas to operate a series of seven-night summer cruises from Bermuda between June 26 and August 28.  In a rapidly evolving environment, this marks the second major cancelation for Royal Caribbean this week. Earlier, the line canceled plans to homeport its newest ship, Odyssey of the […]

U.S. Based Coastal Cruise Line Announces 2022 Itineraries

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Victory Cruise Lines has announced its new itineraries for the 2022 season. Expanding in nearly every direction, the line’s passengers will have the opportunity to visit many of North America’s most desirable destinations including the southeastern seaboard, Mexico and the Yucatán Peninsula, and Alaska. In 2022, Victory will debut its first expedition ship, the 200-passenger Ocean […]

Norwegian Sets Sights On Possible Late-Season 2021 Alaska Cruises

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Norwegian Cruise Line is clearly hoping to salvage at least part of the current cruise season, having begun booking staterooms for later this year on one of their most popular ships. Could Alaska Still Be On the Table? By resuming sales for late-season sailings on Norwegian Bliss — Alaska voyages generally run from May through end […]

MSC Cruises Becomes First Line to Resume Sailings From The UK

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After a 14-month hiatus, cruises have officially resumed from the United Kingdom. MSC Cruises is the first line to resume sailings there, when MSC Virtuosa departs from the port of Southampton for a four-night sailing today. The MSC flagship will be the first ocean liner to sail in British waters since the industry came to a halt […]

Oceania Cruises Reveals Details on New Ship’s Pool Deck & Bars [IMAGES]

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Oceania Cruises has released new details on the first of two new 1,200-passenger Allura-class ships, Vista.  Vista will be 67,000 gross tons and hold 1,200 passengers. It’s set to debut in 2023, followed by a second Allura-class vessel in 2025. Purposely designed to deliver Oceania’s small-ship luxury experience, the vessel will feature a wide variety of social, recreation, and […]