Celebrity Edge Trip Report, Day 4: Welcome to Costa Maya!

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One of my favorite things to do is wander around a ship when most people are asleep. Very rarely do I miss a sunrise (or, for that matter, a sunset… which is why I prefer late dinners). So this morning, as the ship was making its way toward our first stop — Costa Maya — […]

Princess Reveals What’s In Store Onboard & Ashore For 2021 Alaska Cruises

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Princess Cruises has announced what its 2021 partial Alaska season will be like, both on the ship and ashore. The line is slated to resume service in the U.S. with a series of seven-night Alaska cruises roundtrip from Seattle, scheduled to depart aboard Majestic Princess from July 25 to September 26. Passengers will be able to enjoy […]

Restart Momentum Builds As Five Ships To Return This Weekend

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The cruise comeback is accelerating, with five major-line ships returning to service with paying passengers this weekend. Three will set off from U.S. ports as Independence Day approaches, one will set sail from Nassau on an all-Bahamas itinerary, and one will begin cruising the coastline of the UK with local passengers. Here’s a snapshot of […]

Royal Caribbean Offers Ship For First Responders After Miami Condo Collapse

Royal Caribbean International is doing its part to aid in the search and rescue efforts after a 12-story condo building in Surfside, Florida partially collapsed last week. In a Facebook post on Thursday, the cruise line’s president and CEO, Michael Bayley, said the company will be offering up its vessel Explorer of the Seas to serve as a […]

New Bahamas Port Prepares to Welcome First Cruise Ship

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A new cruise port has been completed in the Bahamas, and is excitedly awaiting its first cruise ship visit this coming weekend. Resorts World Bimini, a beachfront complex complete with a hotel, marina, casino, and new private beach has announced but debut of its Resorts World Bimini Cruise Port. The single-pier port can accommodate up […]

Azamara Cancels More Cruises, Details Its Restart Plans

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Azamara has announced revisions to its return to service plan, which will begin with Azamara Quest from Athens, Greece in August. As part of its plan for returning to service, the line also revealed in an email to travel agents that it has canceled a number of sailings from September through May, due to ongoing complexities of […]

Royal Caribbean Details Serenade of the Seas Alaska Summer Cruise Protocols

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Children will be the only unvaccinated people aboard Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas when it restarts Alaska cruises from Seattle this month. The cruise line has released details on vaccination and testing requirements as well as onboard health protocols, specific to Serenade’s Alaska season that begins July 19. Seven-night cruises will feature stops at […]