Two Cruise Lines Extend Vaccine and Testing Requirements Into 2022

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Sister lines Princess Cruises and Holland America have updated their health and safety protocols in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The lines have extended their vaccination, pre-cruise testing, and mask requirements through February 2022. As before, passengers must have received their final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to […]

Viking Announces New Ocean Ship, 3 New Itineraries

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Viking has announced another new ocean cruise ship, as well as three new itineraries that it will sail. Viking Saturn is set to join the fleet in early 2023, operating voyages in the Nordic region. The vessel will sail two new 15-night itineraries and one longer 29-night route. The company will also be bringing back its […]

Review: Emeril’s Bistro 1396 on Carnival’s Mardi Gras

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When Carnival Cruise Line decided that one of the “zones” on Mardi Gras was going to be New Orleans themed, they knew there were several things they needed. Cool bars, jazz music… and a restaurant featuring the food of celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse. Thanks to the potent potions whipped up at the Fortune Teller’s bar, […]

Carnival Corp. Names New President of Princess Cruises

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Carnival Corporation has announced that Princess Cruises has a new president, effective immediately. John Padgett has stepped into the head role of the premium brand, and will oversee all performance and operational functions of Princess and its fleet of 14 ships around the world. He will report directly to Jan Swartz, previous president of Princess […]

Pent Up Demand? MSC Adds Second Ship to 2023 World Cruise

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MSC Cruises has announced that a second ship, MSC Magnifica, will be joining MSC Poesia on the MSC World Cruise 2023. The vessels will host over 5,000 guests combined for a journey around the world, both departing January 4 from Civitavecchia (the port for Rome) and January 5 from Genoa, Italy. The world cruises will be simultaneous, but […]

Celebrity Eclipse Will Sail From Los Angeles in 2023

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Celebrity Cruises has announced plans for Celebrity Eclipse to return to Los Angeles in 2023. The sailings will run from late September to early December, visiting destinations including Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Catalina Island, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and San Francisco, California; and Astoria, Oregon. The cruise line has also added a […]

Cruise News Today — October 13, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Disney Cruise Line Announces Early 2023 Schedule Disney Cruise Line has announced that it will be sailing from five U.S. homeports in early 2023. Disney Wish and Fantasy will sail Bahamas and Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, while Disney Dream will operate voyages from Miami. In January and February, Disney Magic will sail to the […]

Trip Report, Day 3: Majestic Princess Lotus Spa and Specialty Dining

Thanks in part to a stunning sunrise breaking over the mountains dotting the Baha peninsula, Majestic Princess’ sailing into Ensenada was beautiful and one of those special moments that make you glad you woke up early to experience it. There was a chill in the air and a surprising lack of noise pollution from the […]