Ill-Fated Cryptocurrency Cruise Ship Gets a New Life

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Built for the long haul, some cruise ships have more lives than a cat.  The latest example is the 1991-launched Regal Princess. She later became the Pacific Dawn, was briefly named the Amy Johnson, was redubbed MS Satoshi, was sold for scrap earlier this year in a failed deal — and is now getting new […]

MSC Divina Receives Approval to Sail From New U.S. Homeport

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MSC Cruises has announced that its ship MSC Divina will be setting sail from a new United States homeport this month. The vessel has just received CDC approval for a Conditional Sailing Certificate, following the successful completion of a simulated cruise last week. Now, Divina is set to depart from Port Canaveral, Florida for the first time on September […]

Cruise News Today — September 9, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Holland America Announces Restart Dates For Final Ships Holland America has announced 2022 restart dates for its final three ships. Noordam is scheduled to resume sailing in March in Japan, Oosterdam will begin Mediterranean cruises in May, and Westerdam will start Alaska voyages in May. The line recently announced that Volendam and Zaandam would also return […]

Carnival Cruise Line Now Accepting At-Home COVID-19 Test Results

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To help passengers meet the current testing requirements in place, Carnival Cruise Line is now allowing guests to use two at-home COVID-19 testing kits. The move comes as a growing number of passengers expressed concern regarding the difficulty of obtaining a negative antigen or PCR test within the narrow pre-cruise window. While originally guests could […]

Carnival Cruise Line Cancels More Australian Sailings

Carnival Cruise Line Australia has canceled more sailings after the government has pushed the suspension of cruises into December 2021. This round of cancellations includes sailings up to December 16 on Carnival Spirit and Carnival Splendor. Both ships are homeported year-round in Australia. The country has been closed to cruise ships since March 27, 2020. An […]

Former Princess Cruise Ship Starts a New Life

Princess Cruises’ former Golden Princess has received a new name and look as she’s now sailing as the Pacific Adventure. The vessel is the newest addition to the P&O Cruises Australia fleet of three ships, and the latest to come out of drydock.  The dry dock included creating diverse dining experiences, such as options with […]

Disney Cruise Line Schedules Return to Miami in October

After a successful series of ‘staycation’ cruises in the United Kingdom, Disney Magic is scheduled to resume guest operations in Miami, Florida, on October 28. With the news of the restart came the cancellation of the two prior cruises. A statement on Disney’s website reads, “As we continue to resume sailings in a gradual, phased […]

Disney Fantasy Will Resume 7-Night Sailings in October

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There’s good news for Disney Cruise Line fans who are looking for longer voyages from Florida. The line announced that Port Canaveral-based Disney Fantasy would move to longer seven- and eight-night cruises starting October 9. This Saturday, Fantasy is scheduled to return to service with short sailings, joining sister ship Disney Dream, which has been […]

Cruise Podcast: 2021 Disney Dream Review

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Daniel and his eight-year-old daughter took a four-night cruise from Port Canaveral aboard Disney Dream in August — their first cruise in 20 months. He joins us on the show to discuss how embarkation differed from the last time he sailed, the dining experience, the entertainment quality, and the sailing’s double dip at Disney’s private island […]