Carnival Cruise Line Nixes On-Site COVID-19 Testing Option

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Only days after saying it was exploring the option of pier-side testing, Carnival Cruise Line says that doing so is not a “viable option.” Why Terminal Testing Won’t Be Happening The prospect of testing at the point of departure was obviously very appealing to many guests, especially those who are struggling to find locations at […]

Royal Caribbean Pulls Upcoming Cruise Ship From China in 2022

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Royal Caribbean has announced a deployment change for its upcoming Wonder of the Seas, which will be the largest cruise ship in the world. Instead of sailing its inaugural season from Shanghai, Wonder will now debut in the Caribbean in March 2022. Once there, it will sail seven-night voyages from Port Everglades to both the Western […]

Royal Caribbean Updates Protocols For Early October Cruises

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Royal Caribbean International has announced updated health and safety protocols for cruises from U.S. homeports. These guidelines and requirements will apply to sailings departing from October 1-15, 2021. Booked guests who don’t want to follow the protocols will be able to cancel for a full refund or move their sailing to a future departure date. […]

Costa Smeralda Trip Report, Day 1: Cruising Italian Style

This week contributing writer Bruce Parkinson is sailing a four-night cruise on Costa Cruises in the Mediterranean. Bruce will be filing day daily trip reports to share his experience as he sails from Barcelona to Rome.  Now that’s Italian! As a member of the first North American media group to experience Costa Cruises’ Costa Smeralda, […]

Cruise News Today — September 15, 2021 [VIDEO]

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St. Kitts Welcomes First Cruise Ship Since Early 2020 The Caribbean island of St. Kitts welcomed its first cruise ship on Tuesday after almost 18 months. Celebrity Equinox docked at the island, marking the first of several Royal Caribbean Group ships that are scheduled to visit this year. Currently, St. Kitts and Nevis is requiring […]

Virgin Hosts Three-Day Cruise Event in NYC Aboard Scarlet Lady

Cruise lovers in the New York City area will have a rare opportunity to explore Virgin Voyages’ first cruise ship, the Scarlet Lady, during a special event starting Thursday, September 16. Party Like a Rock Star With the ship temporarily visiting Manhattan before she heads to Miami, Florida, to begin revenue sailings, Virgin is hosting […]