Another Holland America Ship Resumes Cruising From San Diego

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Holland America’s ship Zuiderdam resumed service today from the Port of San Diego in California — the second vessel in the fleet to return to cruising in San Diego since the cruise industry shutdown. Zuiderdam‘s crew celebrated the return in holiday spirit, with sleigh bells ringing and Santa and his elves on hand to officially open embarkation […]

What It’s Like Cruising Norwegian During COVID

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Norwegian Cruise Line arguably has some of the more restrictive COVID protocols among most of the cruise lines. The line’s pre-cruise requirements help ensure a safe sailing for all guests. All passengers, no matter their age, must be fully vaccinated and must have completed the full dose 14 days prior to embarkation. And currently, through […]

Norwegian Pearl Resumes Cruising From Miami

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Norwegian Pearl is officially back in the cruising game, as she sets sail today from Miami on her first passenger voyage in 21 months. Today’s cruise is an 11-night partial Panama Canal transit holiday sailing, which will visit the ports of Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; Roatán, Honduras; Harvest Caye, Belize; and […]

Royal Caribbean Closes Bookings to Reduce Capacity Following Outbreaks

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Royal Caribbean International has closed bookings through early January. The goal? To reduce capacity as the nation — and the cruise industry — deals with an uptick in COVID cases. “No Sailings Have Been Canceled” It was readers of the Royal Caribbean Blog (which is not affiliated with the cruise line) who first noticed that […]

Cruise News Today — December 23, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Discovery Princess Completes Sea Trials Princess Cruises’ new ship Discovery Princess has successfully completed five days of sea trials. Now, the vessel is back in the shipyard in Italy for more exterior and interior finishing ahead of her March 2022 debut. Discovery Princess is the line’s sixth and final Royal-class ship, and will sail the […]

Cruise Line Ban on Casino Smoking — Temporary or Here To Stay?

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Several major cruise lines have announced bans on cigarette smoking in their casinos, leaving some to wonder if this temporary measure might become permanent. What’s Behind The Smoking Ban? Over the past few days, several companies — including Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, and Royal Caribbean — have announced that they are […]

Royal Caribbean Resumes Cruises From Baltimore

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Royal Caribbean has officially returned to another one of its United States homeports, as Enchantment of the Seas resumes service from Baltimore today. The Vision-class ship will sail from the northeastern port through 2023, offering voyages to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, and Canada/New England. Today’s eight-night Christmas sailing is scheduled to stop at four ports: […]