7 Reasons Cruise Ships Are Not Like Petri Dishes


It’s almost impossible to read a mainstream media report on cruising without encountering the phrase “floating petri dish.” Typically, it’s used by lazy journalists to instantly convey to the reader that the ships are breeding grounds for every disease known to mankind. The only problem? As with most stereotype-based buzzwords, it’s part of a completely […]

Royal Caribbean Waives Cancellation Fees Through Mid-January

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Royal Caribbean is giving passengers booked on sailings between now and January 17th the opportunity to reschedule or cancel their trip without paying cancellation fees. On Sunday, Carnival Cruise Line made the same announcement for guests sailing through January 14th. Why Cancellation Fees Are Being Waived Guests with late December/early January reservations on Royal Caribbean […]

Puerto Rico Tightens Cruise Testing Protocols, 11 Ships Cancel

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Nearly a dozen cruise ships have canceled calls to San Juan, Puerto Rico over a rule change that requires all guests and crew to be tested before arriving on the island. According to a letter from Carlos R. Mellado Lopez, Puerto Rico’s Secretary of Health, a recent rule change from the government now requires cruise […]

Cruise News Today — December 29, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Hawaii Considers Cruise Visitor Booster Requirement As cruise lines look to restart service to Hawaii in January, they continue working to hammer out the agreements which must be in place before docking. According to Hawaii News Now, some local medical experts are suggesting that in addition to the currently-in-place vaccination requirements, Hawaii should also insist […]