The Cruise Line-Approved At-Home COVID Test: We Tried It

Some cruise lines are now allowing guests to take Abbott’s at-home COVID-19 antigen test to satisfy their pre-cruise testing requirement. Why Pre-Cruise Testing is Being Done Effective September 13, the latest Conditional Sailing Order update from the Centers for Disease Control recommends that all cruise guests to be tested within two days of sailing; previously, […]

Carnival Corp. Shows Optimism Despite Massive Q3 Loss

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Despite posting another massive quarterly loss, Carnival Corporation says its restart plan is going well and it has enough cash on hand to fund a return to full operations. “We are very glad to be back doing what we do best, delivering memorable vacation experiences for our guests, while doing so in a way that […]

Cruise Ship Headed Back to Florida After New Orleans Charter

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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s ship Grand Classica is on her way back home to Florida from New Orleans after completing a nearly month-long charter to aid in hurricane relief efforts. Since September 6, Grand Classica has been docked at the Port of New Orleans, housing over 600 workers as they labored to restore power to the region following the […]

Cruise News Today — September 24, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Carnival Victory Becomes Carnival Radiance It’s official. Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Victory has finally been renamed Carnival Radiance.  The project, which was first announced a couple years ago and held up because of the shutdown and shipyard delays, is now moving full speed ahead. The vessel is now in the final stages of a $200 million […]

Royal Caribbean CEO Says Focus is on 2022 & Beyond

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As the “roller-coaster ride” of 2021 nears an end, Royal Caribbean Group CEO Richard Fain says the company has shifted its focus to 2022 and beyond.  “Obviously, we don’t like giving up on any period. But we are more determined to do well in 2022 and 2023, even if that means accepting short-term hits this […]

Scenic Eclipse to Resume Voyages in Antarctica in January

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Scenic Cruises has announced that its expedition ship Scenic Eclipse will be one of the first vessels to return to Antarctica when it resumes sailings there on January 7. Scenic Group COO Rob Voss said “Our crew and staff are so delighted to be able to welcome guests back on board our world-class yacht, Scenic Eclipse. Besides the […]