Timeline: 2020-2021 Cruise Industry Shutdown

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As the cruise industry shutdown continues to have a global impact, it’s sometimes hard to remember exactly how we got to where we are today. It’s safe to say that nobody could have foreseen how serious the current health crisis would become, let alone how it would impact every aspect of our lives. But they […]

CLIA Australia’s Cruise Restart Plan Is All About Vaccinations

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The Australian branch of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the industry body representing most of the world’s cruise lines, has submitted a plan to resume cruising from the southern continent. The four-phase proposal is designed to work in tandem with the country’s roadmap out of the COVID pandemic, and depends heavily on the national vaccination […]

Review: Riding BOLT, the First Roller Coaster on a Cruise Ship

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, by now you’ve heard that Carnival Cruise Line’s biggest, newest ship Mardi Gras features a roller coaster that zips along the top deck. There was a whole lot of attention paid to the sea coaster before the ship’s launch, but does it live up to the hype? Having […]

Disney Cruise Line To Require Pierside Testing For All Guests

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Following new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Disney Cruise Line has announced that all guests, regardless of age and vaccination status, will be required to take a pierside rapid PCR test prior to boarding. The cost of the test will be covered by the cruise line. The new regulation comes […]

Carnival Cruise Line Introducing In-Terminal Passenger Testing

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In a move that will make traveling far easier for many passengers, Carnival Cruise Line announced Thursday that they are developing plans which will allow them to offer rapid testing at all of their U.S. homeports. The Latest Testing Requirements In their continuing efforts to protect passengers, crew and the ports that they visit, cruise […]

Princess Cruise Ship Arrives In Port Everglades Ahead of November Return

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Princess Cruises’ Enchanted Princess arrived in Port Everglades Thursday morning, marking the first vessel from the operator to return to Florida since the shutdown began in March of 2020. Enchanted Princess was originally slated to launch during the summer of 2020. However, shipyard delays pushed things back to September 30, 2020. Port Everglades has seen […]

Carnival Details Which Ships Will Return This Fall, Pushes Several To 2022

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Carnival Cruise Line revealed details regarding the next phase of their return to service, providing dates on which four more of the fleet’s ships will be sailing. At the same time, they announced that several ships will see their returns pushed back to 2022. More Carnival Ships Returning in 2021  Guests who have been patiently […]