Carnival Cruise Line Launches Summer 2021 Alaska Season

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Carnival Cruise Line voyages to Alaska have officially kicked off for the season. Carnival Miracle departs Seattle today for the first of its weekly Alaska cruises this summer, and the cruise line held a “Back to Fun” ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially welcome passengers back on board. The vessel will set sail this afternoon at 4 pm […]

Mexican Port Welcomes First Cruise Ship After 16 Months

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After over 16 months without arrivals, Mexico’s Puerto Progreso has welcomed its first cruise ship since the industry shutdown. The Yucatan port has been included in Carnival Breeze‘s new western Caribbean itineraries from Galveston, Texas. The ship arrived on Monday with 2,825 passengers and 1,367 crew members on board. Cruisers arriving at the port were […]

Icy Strait Point Welcomes First Cruise Ship in 562 Days

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Icy Strait Point was one of the first destinations in Alaska to welcome cruise passengers back after Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas docked there last week. The Alaska Native-owned port was the second port of call for the vessel on Thursday, July 22; she arrived there three days after departing Seattle for the industry’s first guest […]

Cruise News Today — July 27, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Norwegian Cruise Line Resumes Sailings Norwegian Cruise Line has officially resumed sailings. Norwegian Jade set sail on a seven-night cruise from Piraeus, Greece on Sunday, marking the first Norwegian ship to sail since last year.  Jade is also the first Norwegian ship to ever homeport in Piraeus, which is the cruise port for Athens. The ship’s […]

Carnival Horizon, A Journey In Photos: Day 1

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Editor’s Note: While the following was written during the Carnival Horizon sailing which set sail on July 18, it took a while to go through the hundreds of photos I took and figure out which ones to use for this different style of trip report.  Yes, I’m back on the Carnival Horizon, and yes, it’s only […]

Carnival Cruise Line Offers Sneak Peek of Mardi Gras

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It’s safe to say that Carnival Cruise Line’s new flagship, Mardi Gras, has been highly anticipated… and not just by those looking forward to sailing on board her. For weeks, Brand Ambassador John Heald has been anxiously awaiting his chance to take himself (and, by extension, his followers) on a tour… and this weekend, he […]