Viking Prepares to Resume River Cruises as Restrictions Are Lifted

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France and Portugal have officially reopened to American travelers, and Viking is anticipating their arrival next month for its resumption of river cruises. As of this week, both countries now allow vaccinated visitors from the U.S. without further restrictions. As well, today the European Union has recommended that its member countries begin lifting restrictions on […]

Iconic Moment: First Steel Cut, Name Revealed For Next Royal Caribbean Ship

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The first steel has been cut for a new class of Royal Caribbean cruise ship — the Icon Class. Fittingly, the line has revealed that the initial vessel of three on order will be named — drumroll please — Icon of the Seas. The ceremony was held at Finnish shipyard Meyer Turku, where Royal Caribbean’s first […]

Cunard Juggles Itineraries as Return Remains Complicated

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There’s joy at Cunard, as the first of its iconic ocean liners prepares to set sail next month after more than a year of inactivity. But travel restrictions in many international ports have resulted in more itinerary changes and cancellations. Cunard President Simon Palethorpe broke the news — both good and disappointing — in a […]

Royal Caribbean Cancels Sailings as Crew Members Test Positive

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Guests who were hoping to sail on Royal Caribbean’s newest ship next month are being informed that their sailings have been canceled. The reason? Shortly after Odyssey of the Seas‘ arrival in the United States, several crew members tested positive for COVID. All Crew Members Are In Quarantine As Royal Caribbean International President and CEO […]