Royal Caribbean Extends Vaccine Mandate Further Into 2022

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Royal Caribbean International has announced updated protocols for the United States, Puerto Rico, and Barbados-based cruises through March 31, 2022. First and foremost, it’s worth noting that the cruise line has extended its vaccination policy through at least this time period. All passengers 12 and older must provide proof of vaccination, such as the CDC […]

Rotterdam Trip Report, Day 2: Bimini Island and Tomahawk Steaks

Our arrival at Bimini Island in the Bahamas was a little rocky this morning, thanks to strong winds. The docking process can be tough enough under normal circumstances, so it’s understandable that when you throw in high winds, things are going to take a little longer.  But an hour later, we were fully docked and, […]

Cruise Podcast: Aboard Holland America’s Rotterdam

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On this week’s episode of Cruise Radio, we chat with Holland America’s President about the line’s brand new ship ms Rotterdam, and also speak with Seth Wayne, Holland America Line’s brand ambassador. Listen to Cruise Radio Support Our Underwriter TripInsurance.com, offering three different travel insurance plans – good, better, and best – one plan for […]

Cruise News Today — November 11, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Enchanted Princess Departs on Maiden Voyage Princess Cruises’ newest ship Enchanted Princess set sail on her inaugural voyage on Wednesday evening. The vessel departed Port Everglades on a 10-night southern Caribbean cruise, with port calls including Princess Cays, St. Thomas, Dominica, Curaçao, and Aruba. The ship is scheduled to sail in the Caribbean this winter, […]

Carnival Cruise Line Announces Return to Service Date For Entire Fleet

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If you’ve been wondering when your favorite Carnival Cruise Line ship will return to service, we’ve got good news: It will definitely be sometime between now and March of next year. A Return to Normalcy When cruise ships began welcoming passengers back earlier this summer, the question we heard most often was, “Any idea when […]

Carnival Names Upcoming Mega Ship, Announces Homeport

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Carnival Cruise Line has announced the name of its third Excel-class vessel, following its newest ship Mardi Gras and her upcoming sister Carnival Celebration. In keeping with this class’ tradition of using the names of former Carnival ships, the next Excel-class vessel will be called Carnival Jubilee. She will be delivered in 2023 and homeport in Galveston, Texas. “Carnival […]

Royal Caribbean Names Paratriathlete Godmother of Odyssey of the Seas

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Royal Caribbean has named the godmother of its new ship Odyssey of the Seas ahead of her christening this weekend. A Bahamian paratriathlete named Erin Brown will have the honor of blessing the vessel at her naming ceremony in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday. “From the moment we heard Erin’s story, how her courage and determination inspired others […]