Rotterdam Trip Report, Day 4: Half Moon Cay Horseback Riding

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Today was the first of our two visits to Half Moon Cay, which has always been one of my favorite stops. People think of Half Moon Cay as being Carnival Cruise Line’s private island, but Holland America Line — which is under the same Carnival corporate umbrella — actually named it and it’s technically theirs. […]

Here’s How to Send Christmas Cards to Carnival Crew This Year

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To help combat some of the pandemic blues last year, Carnival Cruise Line’s Brand Ambassador John Heald launched an effort for cruise fans to send Christmas cards to crew members across the company’s fleet of ships. At the time, no vessels were sailing and they were staffed only by skeleton crew — approximately 125 people […]

Celebrity Cruises Begins Next Edge-Class Ship

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Celebrity Cruises’ fourth Edge-class ship is officially under construction. In announcing the steel cutting, the cruise line also revealed the vessel’s name: Celebrity Ascent. The steel-cutting ceremony, which took place at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, signaled the next chapter in a significant year for Celebrity Cruises. The line led the cruise industry […]

Disney Cruise Line to Require That Kids 5 and Older Be Vaccinated

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Disney Cruise Line has updated its “Know Before You Go” page to say that as of January 13, 2022, all passengers ages 5 and older must be fully vaccinated in order to sail. Currently and through January 12, guests ages 5 to 11 do not need to be vaccinated, but must submit proof of a […]

Cruise News Today — November 17, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Carnival Announces Godmother of Newly Renovated Ship Carnival has announced that the godmother of its renovated and renamed ship Carnival Radiance will be Shaquille O’Neal’s mom. Dr. Lucille O’Neal will have the honor of officially naming and blessing the vessel during a ceremony in Long Beach, California next month. During the celebrations, she and Shaq will […]