Details on MSC Group’s New Luxury Cruise Line, Explora Journeys

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It has been a while since MSC Group, the parent company to MSC Cruises, announced that it would be launching a small-ship luxury cruise line. Since then, it has announced some details that passengers can expect aboard the new line, which will be called Explora Journeys. Built by Fincantieri shipyard, the first of four luxury […]

Updated Guidance: CDC Says ‘High-Risk’ People Should Avoid Cruise Travel

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Updated guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that anyone at high risk of serious complications from COVID-19 avoid taking cruises, whether or not they’re vaccinated. The new advice comes in the wake of several coronavirus outbreaks aboard cruise ships, including 27 positive cases (26 crew and one guest) found […]

Oasis of the Seas Departs on Test Cruise From New Jersey

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The skyline of New York City was the backdrop as Oasis of the Seas set sail on a six-night test cruise from Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey yesterday. Volunteer passengers included travel advisors, Royal Caribbean employees, and some lucky cruise lovers. Once the largest cruise ship in the world, Oasis is the last of […]

Norwegian Announces Next ‘EMBARK’ Episode, Detailing Jade’s Return to Sailing

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Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the next episode of its web show called EMBARK — the Series. The five-part docuseries is chronicling the line’s return to cruising. The next episode, entitled “Welcome Aboard,” will take a behind-the-scenes look at Norwegian’s Great Cruise Comeback when Norwegian Jade became the line’s first ship to resume cruises after 500 days. […]

California Sees First Cruise Ship Departure in 17 Months

Carnival Cruise Line’s Panorama was the first revenue cruise ship to depart California in 17-months when it sailed from Long Beach, California on Saturday afternoon. Bound for the Mexican Riviera, the ship sailed from Long Beach at 70 percent capacity with nearly every adult onboard vaccinated. To kick off the return-to-cruise festivities, a family from […]

Carnival Cruise Line Changes Unvaccinated Guest Policy

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In a letter to guests booked on upcoming sailings, Carnival Cruise Line announced that it is adjusting its policy regarding unvaccinated guests sailing from Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. When The New Policy Goes Into Effect On the plus side, the changes about to be put into effect will not impact the vast majority of […]