First Cruise Ship Departs Miami for Required CDC Test Voyage

On Sunday, Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas became the first cruise ship to sail with passengers from a U.S. port in 464 days as the ship embarked on her Simulated Voyage, a test cruise mandated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to field-test COVID-19 protocols among passengers and crew. The ship […]

Celebrity Apex Makes Long-Awaited Debut

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Celebrity Apex set sail on her maiden voyage from Athens, Greece on Saturday, June 19, 2021. The 3,400-passenger ship, the second in Celebrity’s Edge-class, made history after becoming the first ship to be virtually delivered in late March 2020. After her initial April 2020, Southampton debut was scuttled by the COVID-19 pandemic, Celebrity hoped to […]

Cruise Radio News Briefs | Week of June 13, 2021

Welcome to the Cruise Radio News Brief for the Week of June 13, 2021, where we bring you the latest cruise news, our weekly podcast, and recent YouTube videos. 1. Royal Caribbean unfortunately had to cancel the first few cruises on the brand-new Odyssey of the Seas after several crew members tested positive for COVID. Six […]