Recent Cruise COVID Incident Shows Protocols Work

Adventure of the Seas out of Nassau

Two passengers under the age of 16 onboard Adventure of the Seas‘ second sailing from Nassau, Bahamas have tested positive for COVID-19. The positive cases were discovered during routine testing aboard the ship, which is required for American passengers before they return home to the United States. In a Facebook post, Royal Caribbean International President […]

MSC Cruises Names Upcoming Seaside EVO Ship

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MSC Cruises has announced the name of its next Seaside EVO-class ship — MSC Seascape. The cruise line held a traditional coin ceremony today for the vessel at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, where the keel was laid down. Seascape will be the second Seaside EVO ship after MSC Seashore. The original two Seaside class ships? MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview. The […]

Celebrity Apex Trip Report, Day 2: Santorini and The Retreat

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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 for day 2 of the voyage, where she visited Santorini, Greece and detailed some perks of staying in a suite on the ship. Arriving in Santorini, the ship anchored offshore, typical for visiting […]

Cruise News Today — June 24, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Celebrity Edge Coded Red, Still Able to Sail This weekend, Celebrity Edge will be the first cruise ship to sail out of a U.S. port since the entire industry was shut down. But guests scheduled to board on Saturday became concerned when the ship was coded red by the CDC. Generally speaking, that means someone on […]

Celebrity Cruises Adds Digital Layer To Health Precautions

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Royal Caribbean Group brand Celebrity Cruises says a new partnership with digital health company Sharecare will help give guests peace of mind, knowing every effort is being made to keep them safe from COVID-19 and other public health outbreaks. Celebrity is implementing the Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED system, which will work to ensure health and […]

‘Complicated Dance’ As Cruise Lines Grapple With New Vaccine Laws


Cruise lines face a complex conundrum in their return to service, with federal health authorities strongly recommending the vast majority of guests and crew be vaccinated, while new laws in two states forbid companies from requiring passengers to disclose their vaccination status. Jim Walker, a maritime and cruise attorney based in Florida, described the situation […]