Disney Cruise Line Delays Test Cruise Scheduled For This Week

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Disney Cruise Line has delayed its test cruise for Disney Dream, which was scheduled to set sail with Disney employees on board on Tuesday. The Orlando Sentinel shared the following statement from a Disney Cruise Line spokesperson concerning the matter: “We are delaying our simulation cruise due to a small number of inconsistent COVID-19 test results, which […]

2021 Alaska Season Underway For One U.S. Based Cruise Line

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American Cruise Lines has announced that its 2021 Alaska cruise season is officially underway. On June 12, its small coastal ship American Constellation was the first cruise vessel to dock in Haines, Alaska in 622 days. To celebrate, the ship’s passengers were warmly welcomed on shore by Mayor Douglass Olerud, the Chilkat Dancers, and many members of […]

Celebrity Apex Trip Report, Day 5: Cyprus and Staying Entertained

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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 5 of the sailing, where she visited Limassol, Cyprus. She detailed her shore excursion in port, as well as a main theater production onboard. Visiting a new port is always […]

Viking Sky Begins Sailings Around Iceland

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Another Viking ocean cruise ship has welcomed passengers back onboard. Over the weekend, excited travelers boarded Viking Sky in Reykjavík, Iceland, where the ship will homeport this summer along with sister ship Viking Jupiter. Both vessels will operate Viking’s new Iceland’s Natural Beauty itinerary through early September 2021. The itinerary is part of Viking’s Welcome Back collection, which […]

Carnival Announces App Update: More Food Delivery and Safety Features

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Carnival Cruise Line has announced a major update for its HUB smartphone app, which will include enhanced food and drink features, spa and excursion booking capabilities, virtual queuing for onboard venues, and updated health and safety information. “In today’s world, smart phones have become ubiquitous for travelers, and they provide a great platform to help […]

Here’s What Unvaccinated Guests Can & Can’t Do Aboard Freedom of the Seas

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Unvaccinated guests or those who choose not to reveal their vaccination status will find some parts of the ship off limits when Freedom of the Seas departs PortMiami on July 2 as the first Royal Caribbean-branded vessel to depart from the U.S. since March 2020. Judging from the list, the cruise line is only restricting […]

Celebrity Apex Trip Report, Day 4: Sea Day

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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 4 of the sailing — a sea day. She details the smoking policy, the number of activities onboard, and how the fitness center is currently set up. Imagine cruising on […]

Cruising From Barcelona Resumes With Departure of MSC Ship

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This past weekend, international cruising officially resumed from the Spanish port of Barcelona. MSC Cruises’ ship MSC Grandiosa became the first vessel to embark Spanish guests and travelers from other Schengen countries. The seven-night voyage calls at Genoa, Civitavecchia (Rome), Naples, and Palermo, Italy, as well as Valletta, Malta. Gianni Onorato, the CEO of MSC Cruises, […]