2022 Summer Schedule Announced For Rhapsody of the Seas

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Royal Caribbean International has announced the 2022 European schedule for its ship Rhapsody of the Seas.  The vessel will set sail to the Mediterranean in May 2022 on a mix of itineraries departing Greece, Italy, Spain, and Israel. Rhapsody will join the cruise line’s previously announced lineup in Europe, which includes Anthem of the Seas and the brand-new Odyssey […]

14 Photos From Celebrity Edge’s Sail Away

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Cruising is finally back in the United States! This past weekend, Celebrity Edge departed Port Everglades for a seven-night cruise, where it will call on Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico, as well as Nassau, Bahamas. Doug is onboard, and — of course — took lots of photos on embarkation day. We thought we’d share some […]

Celebrity Edge Trip Report, Day 1: They’re Back, And So Are We

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Today, I stepped aboard a cruise ship for the first time since February of 2020. And it wasn’t just any ship, but the Celebrity Edge, which was about to set sail on the first revenue-generating cruise to sail from a U.S. port since the shutdown which nearly crippled the entire industry. I’m not the kind […]

MSC Cruises Begins Construction on Most Eco-Friendly Ship Yet

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Another MSC Cruises ship is now officially under construction. On Monday, the cruise line marked the official start of construction for its second ship that will run on liquefied natural gas (LNG) — one of the cleanest marine fuels. Construction began when the first steel was cut for the vessel at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard […]

Carnival Cruise Line Details New Mardi Gras Eatery Chibang!

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As the countdown to Mardi Gras continues, Carnival Cruise Line has revealed info about Chibang!, another new-to-the-line eatery. In addition, when the line’s new flagship launches, several popular venues which normally require an additional fee will be included in the cruise fare. What We Know About Chibang! What makes this latest entry into the ship’s […]

Celebrity Apex Trip Report, Day 6: Rhodes, The Penultimate 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 6 of the sailing, where she visited Rhodes, Greece. She detailed her shore excursion in port, as well as another evening theater production. A good indicator of how enjoyable a […]

Costa Maya Welcomes First Ship Since Cruise Industry Shutdown

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After over 15 months, Costa Maya, Mexico has officially welcomed back its first cruise ship. The port, which is located on Mexico’s eastern Yucatan Peninsula, welcomed Celebrity Edge today during the ship’s first passenger sailing since the global cruise industry shutdown. The pilot, who is a local that knows the seafloor closer to the port, boarded the […]

Unvaccinated Florida Cruisers Must Purchase Insurance, Royal Caribbean Says

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Unvaccinated cruisers who want to sail from Florida on Royal Caribbean this year will have to open their wallet one more time, the line announced in an email to travel agents late Monday. Effective with Florida departures from August 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021, unvaccinated passengers aged 12 and over will be required to […]

Carnival Guests Get Last-Minute Notice of Required Vaccination Questionnaire

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With cruise lines scrambling to restart while meeting the requirements of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are bound to be some bumps in the road.  Guests booked on the first two Carnival Vista sailings from Galveston and Carnival Horizon journeys from Miami found this to be true when they (or their travel advisor) […]

Carnival Cruise Line Moves Fun Times to HUB App, Ditches Paper Version

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In a move many saw coming, this week Carnival Cruise Line will discontinue the nightly distribution of its Fun Times program. While the paper version will no longer be handed out by room stewards, a pared-down variation of the Fun Times will still be available at Guest Services, with the full version available at all […]