Viking Takes Delivery of First Expedition Cruise Ship

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Viking announced today that it has taken delivery of its first-ever expedition ship, Viking Octantis. The delivery ceremony took place this morning at Fincantieri’s VARD shipyard in Søviknes, Norway. The vessel will set sail tomorrow towards South America as it prepares to welcome passengers in January for the line’s first voyages to Antarctica. Octantis will […]

Luxury Line Announces Two New Arctic Expedition Cruises in Summer 2023

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Seabourn has announced a new lineup of voyages for summer 2023 aboard its new expedition ships Seabourn Venture and Seabourn Pursuit. The program includes the line’s first-ever cruises to the Northeast and Northwest Passages in the Arctic, where guests will discover two of the world’s most remote and fascinating regions. Northeast Passage On July 29, […]

Cruise Podcast: Mardi Gras Review [Fall 2021]

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On this week’s episode of Cruise Radio, we chat with staff writer Richard Simms, who just returned from a seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruise on Carnival Cruise Line’s newest mega-ship Mardi Gras. This was his first cruise in two years, and he treated himself to an aft balcony Excel Suite. We get a comprehensive review of […]

MSC Extends Cruise With Confidence Program Through Summer 2022

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MSC Cruises has announced the extension of its Cruise with Confidence program. It will cover all new and existing bookings for cruises through the end of summer 2022. “We understand the importance of having clear information to reassure our guests that they can book a cruise with confidence and with flexibility to give them total […]

New Princess Cruises Ship Completes Sea Trials

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Princess Cruises’ newest ship Discovery Princess achieved a major construction milestone recently in preparation for her debut in March. The vessel set out to sea from the construction dock at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, and was put through a series of paces to test the steering, navigation equipment, and propulsion. After five successful […]

Cruise News Today — December 22, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Royal Caribbean Bans Smoking in the Casino Royal Caribbean has joined Carnival, Holland America, and Princess in banning smoking in its casinos. The temporary policy will be in effect through at least January 5, 2021. Those who wish to smoke can do so in designated outdoor smoking areas. The change comes in conjunction with an […]