Despite Texas Vaccine Law, Carnival Cruise Line Set to Sail Out of Galveston

Even as Carnival Cruise Line announced plans to require vaccinations on ships sailing from the port of Galveston, Texas’ governor was signing into law a bill that threatened to make that illegal. However, the cruise line seems to believe there might be a solution on the horizon. Is There Really An Exception to Every Rule? […]

MSC Cruises Announces U.S. Restart Dates

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Yet another cruise line has announced its restart plans for voyages from the United States. MSC Cruises plans to resume sailings from U.S. ports with two ships beginning in August. The announcement follows CDC approval of the line’s Phase 2A Port Agreements for PortMiami and Port Canaveral, as well as approval to conduct a simulated […]

NCL Sticks To Full Vaccination Mandate For Restart From U.S. Ports

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Norwegian Cruise Line announced today more restart plans from U.S. homeports, including two from Florida. The deployment suggests that the cruise line, which has a full vaccination mandate for sailings through October 31, is confident it can reach an accommodation with the state of Florida, which has passed a law banning businesses from asking customers […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces More U.S. Restart Plans

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Norwegian Cruise Line has announced more restart plans for voyages from the United States. The line plans to set sail beginning this summer with sailings from New York City, Los Angeles, Port Canaveral, and Miami. Now, just weeks after announcing that Norwegian Bliss would be sailing in Alaska this summer, Norwegian has switched things around and […]

Carnival Announces July Restart for Vaccinated Guests From Texas


Today Carnival Cruise Line announced its plans to return to guest operations from the Port of Galveston on July 3 with Carnival Vista, followed by the return of operations on Carnival Breeze on July 15. These cruises are available for passengers who have received their final dose of a CDC-approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the […]