The Pros and Cons of Future Cruise Credits

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Future Cruise Credits aren’t new… they’ve been around in one form or another for years. But over the past 18 months, tens of thousands of cruisers have opted for FCCs rather than a refund when their cruise was cancelled due to the COVID-19 cruise industry shutdown. For many of these travelers, it’s the first time […]

MSC Cruises Details Amenities & Activities on MSC Seashore

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MSC Cruises is gearing up for the autumn debut of its new flagship, MSC Seashore.  65 percent of the vessel’s public spaces have been reimagined since they first debuted on Seashore’s sister Seaside-class ships. The vessel will boast nearly 140,000 square feet of outdoor space, a larger casino, and numerous pools and hot tubs. “With every new cruise […]

Got 132 Nights? There’s a New World Cruise For You.

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced a 132-night world cruise, which will set sail on January 6, 2024 from PortMiami. The voyage, which will take place aboard the line’s ship Seven Seas Mariner, will explore many corners of the globe including Central America, the U.S. west coast and Hawaii, the South Pacific islands, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast […]

Cruise Line to Convert Luxury Ship Into Expedition Vessel

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Silversea Cruises has announced that it is in the process of converting one of its luxury ships into an ice-class expedition vessel. The line’s ship Silver Wind is currently undergoing renovations at the Remontowa shipyard in Poland, following a major upgrade in 2018. The redesign includes an ice-strengthened hull for cruising in polar waters, as well as […]

CDC Appeals Florida Ruling, Calls Cruise Restart Rules ‘Sensible’

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is appealing a Florida ruling that would remove health restrictions on cruise ships returning to service after the long pandemic shutdown.  The CDC defended the guidelines and requirements contained in its ‘Conditional Sailing Order’ (CSO), arguing that it was developed in close collaboration with cruise lines. “It […]

Royal Caribbean Extends Quantum of the Seas Season

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Royal Caribbean International has announced that it has extended the Singapore season for its “smart ship” Quantum of the Seas through February 2022. Quantum first resumed voyages in December 2020. This marks the third season extension for the vessel, which has proven to be a popular vacation choice for Singaporean residents this year. To date, over 82,000 passengers have […]