New River Ship Viking Mississippi Floated Out in Louisiana

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Viking’s first purpose-built ship for the Mississippi River, Viking Mississippi, has been floated out at the shipyard in Houma, Louisiana. The float out is an important construction milestone for any vessel, as it marks the first time it touches water. The float out took place at Edison Chouest Offshore’s LaShip shipyard. In keeping with maritime tradition, […]

Carnival Cruise Line Restarts Sailings From Jacksonville, Florida

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Carnival Cruise Line is officially back to sailing from Jacksonville, Florida. The line’s ship Carnival Spirit arrived into the city last week, and today welcomed her first passengers in nearly two years. The ship’s resumption in Florida also marks the first time it has sailed from the United States in nearly 10 years — previously she had […]

Holland America Details 2022 Canada Season, Says It Can Sail as Planned

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Holland America Line has announced that it will be able to operate its Canada cruises this year as planned, following the country’s recent release of its cruise health and safety protocols. “The completion of this guidance by Transport Canada, Canada Border Services Agency, Public Health Agency of Canada, and port officials will allow us to […]

Oceania Cruises Sets Yet Another Single-Day Booking Record

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Just six months after setting its previous single-day booking record, Oceania Cruises has done it again. The line announced today that its 2024 ‘Around the World in 180 Days’ voyage aboard Insignia sold out within just 30 minutes of opening for sale on March 2. In conjunction with the world cruise, the line also launched four new […]

The Port of Halifax Prepares For 152 Cruise Calls This Year

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The Port of Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada is gearing up for a busy 2022 cruising season, which is scheduled to begin on April 26 with the arrival of Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Getaway and American Queen Voyages’ Ocean Navigator. In total, the port is expecting 152 cruise ship visits this year. “We are starting the rebuilding process […]

Carnival Resumes Sailings From Mobile, Announces Future Plans For Port

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Carnival Cruise Line has restarted sailings from another United States port, as Carnival Ecstasy departed Mobile, Alabama on Saturday, March 5. Passengers are now on a five-night western Caribbean voyage, which will stop in Cozumel, Mexico. The sailing is also serving as one of Carnival’s special 50th birthday “Sailabration” cruises. To commemorate the special day, Carnival Cruise […]

Cruise News Today — March 7, 2022 [VIDEO]

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Hawaii Lifts Travel Requirements For Domestic Visitors Effective March 26, travel requirements to visit Hawaii will be lifted for domestic visitors. Those traveling from the United States will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test to bypass a five-day quarantine to enter the state. International visitors will still be […]