Windstar Cruises Adds Second Yacht in French Polynesia

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Windstar Cruises has announced that two of its six yachts are now in French Polynesia, giving it the largest presence for a small ship cruise line in the region. The line resumed sailings in French Polynesia and Tahiti in July, with vaccinated guests and crew sailing aboard the 148-passenger Wind Spirit sailing yacht, which was designed specifically […]

MSC Partners With Two Universities to Support Ocean Cay Coral Program

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The MSC Foundation, established by MSC Group, has signed agreements with the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, as well as Nova Southeastern University (Florida) finalizing the terms of the graduate internship program that will support its Super Coral Program research and development activities. The program will use a blended approach […]

Princess Reveals More Cruise Ship Restarts For Early 2022

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Princess Cruises has announced more plans for its ships to return in the United States early next year, sailing from Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, and Fort Lauderdale. “It has been thrilling to have our guests on board enjoying real vacations in Alaska and on the west coast,” said Deanna Austin, Princess Cruises chief commercial officer. “By […]

Captain Kate Appointed Head of New Celebrity Cruise Ship

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Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo has announced that Captain Kate McCue will be captain of the line’s newest upcoming ship, Celebrity Beyond. The decorated, first American female cruise ship captain will user in a new era for the brand, sailing a ship brought to life by modern icons including British designer Kelly Hoppen CBE, […]

Windstar Cruises Takes Delivery of Renovated and Stretched Yacht

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Windstar Cruises has once again taken delivery of its Star Plus Class vessel Star Pride at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Palermo, Italy. The yacht is the third and final of the line’s Star Plus Class yachts to be stretched and transformed over a multi-year, $250 million project — the largest renovation project the line has ever undertaken. “We […]

Azamara Announces 2023 & 2024 Cruise Details

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Boutique cruise line Azamara has announced its sailing schedule for 2023 and 2024. The line’s four ships will sail 39 new itineraries, taking passengers to various parts of the world with each vessel embarking in a different location: Azamara Pursuit in South Africa, Azamara Quest in South America, Azamara Journey in Australia and Asia, and Azamara Onward in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. “With […]

Cruise News Today — October 14, 2021 [VIDEO]

Two Cruise Lines Extend Vaccine Mandates Princess Cruises and Holland America have announced that they have extended their vaccination and pre-cruise testing requirements through February 2022. Pre-cruise testing must be antigen or PCR, taken within two days of embarkation. The lines have also extended its mask requirement through February, which applies to elevators, indoor entertainment […]

Cruise Podcast: Norwegian Encore 2021 Review + News

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A review of Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Encore. This ship was launched in 2019 and only sailed a couple of months before the cruise industry shutdown. William and his family sailed this seven-night cruise to Southeast Alaska from Seattle. Richard has cruise news on: Grand Turk could see cruise ships by the end of 2021 […]

Trip Report, Day 4: Saying Goodbye to Majestic Princess

And just like that, my Majestic Princess cruise was coming to an end. We docked in the early morning hours, so I missed us coming into the harbor, which is too bad. I always really enjoy taking in the scenery as any ship I’m on sails in or out of a port. On the plus side,  […]