Tampa Welcomes First Cruise Ship in 19 Months

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Port Tampa Bay in Florida has been gearing up for this weekend for months: cruising is finally back. Royal Caribbean International’s ship Serenade of the Seas has the honor of being the first cruise ship to depart Tampa since March 14, 2020 back when the cruise industry shut down due to the global pandemic. The vessel is […]

9 Freebies on Cruise Ships

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Chances are good that these days, you’re watching your spending now more than ever — yes, even on vacation! Some people think that when you book a cruise, your cruise fare literally just covers your cabin and basic food and you don’t get anything extra without swiping your card. But that’s not true. There are […]

Third U.S. Based Princess Cruise Ship Resumes Service

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Princess Cruises has announced that another one of its ships has resumed service — the third from a U.S. homeport, and the fifth overall. Emerald Princess is departing today from Los Angeles for a 14-night Panama Canal cruise that will end in Fort Lauderdale. The very first guests onboard were welcomed by the crew with a […]

Carnival Raises Nearly $300,000 in 3 Months For St. Jude

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In the three months since Carnival Cruise Line restarted passenger operations, the line — along with its guests — have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the cruise line’s brand ambassador John Heald announced the great news, saying: “Over the last three months […]

Holland America Names Godmother of New Cruise Ship

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Holland America Line has announced that the godmother for its new upcoming vessel Rotterdam will be Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands. Holland America’s connection to The House of Orange (the current reigning house of the Netherlands) goes back nearly a century to Prince Hendrik launching Statendam III in 1929. Since then, members of the Dutch Royal […]

Cruise News Today — October 15, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Princess Announces Early 2022 Restart Plans Princess Cruises has announced plans for three more ships to resume sailings in early 2022. Crown Princess is set to return on February 13 out of Los Angeles, operating California Coast and Hawaii voyages. Island Princess is scheduled to begin Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale on March 6. Royal Princess scheduled […]