Key West Welcomes Back First Carnival Ship in 2 Years

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Carnival Conquest arrived in Key West, Florida this morning, marking the first time a Carnival Cruise Line ship has called on the port since the cruise industry shutdown. It’s another milestone for Key West and for Florida as a whole, as cruise lines and ports continue to reopen and find a new normal as the pandemic […]

New Virgin Voyages Ship Makes Inaugural Portsmouth Call

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Virgin Voyages’ second ship Valiant Lady made her inaugural call to Portsmouth Port in Portsmouth, United Kingdom this morning. The ship’s arrival into the southern England port comes ahead of her maiden voyage, which is scheduled to depart from Portsmouth on March 18. It will be a two-night sailing, calling in Bruges, Belgium before returning to Portsmouth. […]

Bookings Open For Royal Caribbean’s 2023-24 Caribbean Cruises

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Royal Caribbean has opened up bookings for its 2023-2024 Caribbean sailings, which will include seven ships sailing mostly weeklong voyages in the eastern, western, and southern Caribbean regions. Wonder of the Seas For the 2023-2024 winter season, Royal Caribbean’s newest mega-ship Wonder of the Seas will set sail from Port Canaveral, Florida on mostly seven-night western and […]

8 Cruise Lines Drop Their Face Mask Requirements


As the COVID-19 pandemic slows down, eight cruise lines have just dropped their mask policies as of yesterday, February 28, and today, March 1, 2022. We previously reported in our guide to cruise lines mask policies article that a large number of brands would be dropping all mask requirements onboard their ships as of today. […]

Cruise News Today — March 1, 2022 [VIDEO]

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Carnival Miracle Arrives in Hawaii During 50th Birthday Cruise Last week, Carnival Miracle set sail on the line’s first 50th birthday “Sailabration” cruise. On Friday, the vessel arrived in the first port during its 14-night itinerary: Honolulu, Hawaii. To commemorate the occasion, ship leaders presented a birthday cake to officials from the Port of Honolulu. […]

Carnival Outlines Deployment Details for 3 More Cruise Ships

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In early February, Carnival announced deployment changes for a number of the ships in its fleet. Now, the line has announced new homeports and itineraries for some of those vessels. Carnival Elation Carnival Elation will be moving to Jacksonville, Florida, and remain there until 2024. The vessel will continue sailing four and five-night voyages formerly assigned […]

Viking Reveals Images of First Expedition Ship [PHOTOS]

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As Viking’s first expedition ship Viking Octantis continues the beginning of her maiden Antarctic season, the line marked a special milestone last week. Viking passengers explored at both ends of the earth, when Octantis crossed the Antarctic Circle, marking the southernmost journey in the company’s 25-year history. Just a few hours later, one of the line’s ocean ships Viking […]

Retired Cruise Ships Could See New Life As Affordable Miami Housing

Miami residents could eventually find themselves living aboard repurposed cruise ships if the folks at a Washington-based architecture firm have their way. Would You Live On an Old Cruise Ship? According to a Business Insider report, the firm CallisonRTKL did a study to determine whether decommissioned ships might, with the appropriate modifications, help fill the […]