Celebrity Apex Trip Report, Pre-Planning: Checking All the Boxes

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Editor’s Note: Recently, our correspondent journeyed from the United States to Athens, Greece in preparation for Celebrity Apex‘s inaugural voyage. Here’s her first trip report on the trip, all about getting to Athens and onto the ship. It’s been quite some time since I cruised. For past cruise vacations, my mantra was that if I had […]

Windstar Cruises Officially Started Cruising Again

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United States-based small ship cruise line Windstar Cruises has officially resumed voyages. The line’s first cruise, aboard the four-masted sailing yacht Wind Star, set sail on June 19 from Athens, Greece. Now, the vessel is on a seven-night roundtrip voyage through the Greek Isles. Passengers on board the ship will visit Nafplio, Monemvasia, Patmos, Santorini, and […]

Cunard Provides 2021 Cruise Vaccination Policy Update

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Cunard has announced its updated vaccination policy for all sailings through the end of the year. The cruise line divided out its policy by the UK Summer at Sea cruises and then other departures for the rest of the year. Departures From July 19 to October 1 (UK Summer at Sea Cruises) When Cunard first […]

New Bill Would Allow U.S. Cruise Ships To Permanently Bypass Canada

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Canada’s cautious approach to cruising during the pandemic could have lasting negative effects on an industry worth an estimated $4.2 billion per year. Early last year, our northern neighbor banned large cruise ships from its ports through February 28, 2022. The wording left some wiggle room, with the government stating: “Should the COVID-19 pandemic sufficiently […]

Cruise News Today — June 22, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Freedom of the Seas Sets Sail on Test Cruise We’re learning more about the test cruise that Royal Caribbean has been conducting from over the past couple days from PortMiami.  Freedom of the Seas departed for a two-night simulated sailing on Sunday evening with 600 volunteers onboard.  A representative from the CDC is also sailing, […]