Biden Signs Alaska Tourism Act, Cruises Face Hurdle

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On Monday afternoon, President Biden signed the Alaska Tourism Restoration Act into effect. The bill, which was passed by the U.S. Senate earlier this month and then by the U.S. House of Representatives last week, allows cruise ships to temporarily bypass Canadian ports of call and sail straight to Alaska. Earlier this year, Canada said […]

Cruise Line Extends All-Bahamas Series Through Mid-November

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After recording its biggest single day of bookings in company history for a series of all-Bahamas cruises beginning July 3, Crystal Cruises has extended the program for three more weeks, with the last departure now scheduled for November 7. Back in March, within the first 24 hours of reservations opening for its ‘Luxury Bahamas Escapes’ […]

Court to Decide on Florida vs. CDC Cruise Lawsuit

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Viking announced today that it will be operating a third ship in the Mediterranean this summer. Viking Star will now join sister ships Viking Sea and Venus in the region, operating a new 11-night itinerary roundtrip from Valletta, Malta called Malta & the Western Mediterranean. The itinerary begins with an overnight in Valletta before heading to Sicily, Italy, and Spain, […]

What You Need To Know About Cruise Travel Insurance

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Chances are good that when you reserved your last cruise, the vacation planner, travel agent, or website handling your booking asked if you’d like to — and perhaps even insisted that you do — purchase cruise travel insurance. While it’s an easy yes for some travelers, many people, even those who consider themselves savvy cruisers, […]

8 Ways To Involve Your Kids In Planning Your Family Cruise

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Want your kids to be extra invested in your family cruise? Get them to help plan it! Kids spend their lives being told what to do, which can turn them grouchy and defiant, even when you’re planning fun activities for them. A little input goes a long way to ensuring excitement about your upcoming family […]

Cruise Radio News Briefs — May 24, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Royal Caribbean Submits Restart Plans On Friday, Royal Caribbean submitted restarts plan to the CDC.  President Michael Bailey posted on Facebook, in part: “Yesterday Royal Caribbean submitted the first of several port/health plans to the CDC which are required to receive approval for the simulated voyages which are required to precede approval for regular cruises.” Now, […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Details Summer 2021 Alaska Return

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Norwegian Cruise Line has announced new details on its schedule for Alaska sailings this summer. The cruise line revealed on Monday that it expects to resume U.S. cruising operations beginning August 7, 2021 with week-long voyages from Seattle to Alaska, pending CDC approval. The news follows the temporary waiver of the Passenger Vessel Services Act, […]