Norwegian Joins CDC’s Voluntary COVID Program

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has opted into the CDC’s COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships Operating in U.S. Waters, which has replaced the expired Conditional Sailing Order. Instead of being mandatory like the Conditional Sailing Order was, this new program is a voluntary COVID-19 mitigation program for foreign-flagged cruise ships. The brands that are part of […]

CDC’s Conditional Sail Order Now Voluntary — What Happens Next?

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Conditional Sailing order is set to expire as of January 15. In its place, the agency has introduced a new voluntary program that cruise lines can opt into — the COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships Operating in U.S. Waters. Which Cruise Lines Will Sign-On? The CDC is asking […]

Norwegian Ends Cruise Mid-Voyage, Ship Returns to New York City

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Norwegian Cruise Line has cut short a scheduled 10-night sailing of the Gem. While the cruise will  arrive back in New York City on the day it was slated to, the ship will skip the scheduled ports. On Thursday, guests sailing on Norwegian Gem received a letter in their cabins from the captain. It indicated that “as a […]

Looking Back: Ten Years After Costa Concordia

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Ten years ago on January 13, 2012, Costa Concordia ran aground and capsized on the rocks of Giglio, Italy. By sunrise the next morning, 32 passengers and crew had lost their lives, and the ship’s master, Francesco Schettino, faced not only questions about what happened but accusations that he abandoned command of the ship while […]

Cruise News Today — January 14, 2022 [VIDEO]

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Cruising Resumes From Charleston After nearly two years, Carnival Sunshine has officially resumed cruises from Charleston. The ship set sail on a four-night Bahamas cruise on Thursday, marking the return of cruising from the South Carolina homeport. Sunshine is kicking off a schedule of four to 10-night cruises to the Bahamas and Caribbean. Destinations will […]