Celebrity Apex Trip Report, Day 1: Setting Sail

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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 trip report on day 1 aboard the ship, where she details the muster drill process and her Celebrity Suite. Finally there are no more jabs, reminders, or waiting for test results. And have I […]

Cruise News Today — June 23, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Governor DeSantis Speaks Out About Lawsuit Victory Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is speaking out over the state’s victory in the lawsuit against the CDC. During a press conference, DeSantis said “the only reason you even started seeing any of these discussions is because we brought the lawsuit.” Since the lawsuit was brought on, the CDC has expedited […]

Carnival Corp. Targets 52% Fleet Capacity by Fall

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Eight cruise lines under the Carnival Corporation umbrella have announced plans to resume guest operations this year. The brands are using a phased-in approach to a resumption of service, with sailings announced on 42 ships to date through the end of November. This represents 52 percent of the company’s total capacity across its global fleet […]

First-Ever Test Cruise Complete — What Happens Next?

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Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas sailed back into PortMiami Tuesday morning, completing the line’s first ‘simulated’ journey under Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. About 650 fully vaccinated employees played the role of volunteer guests for the two-night trip. Officials with the CDC traveled on the ship as well, to observe the cruise line’s […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels Sailings on 5 Additional Ships


Even as the cruise line prepares to resume operations next month, Norwegian Cruise Line has announced more cruise suspensions for a number of ships across its fleet. In a memo from the cruise line, the operator said that the cancellations are “in support of our phased return to service.” This likely means that these ships […]

Two More Ships Joining Carnival Cruise Line Fleet

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Carnival Cruise Line announced Wednesday morning that two ships will soon be joining its fleet, one a new build originally intended for sister line AIDA Cruises and the other a ship which has been sailing under the same corporate umbrella since 2004. When the Ships Will Join Carnival’s Fleet The new build is an Excel […]