Carnival Spirit Finishes Short Jacksonville Stint, Heads to Alaska

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After sailing for six weeks from Jacksonville, Florida, Carnival Spirit is now en route to the west coast for the Alaska season. A Cameo Appearance For Jacksonville This was the first time in 18 years a Spirit-class ship has sailed from Jacksonville. The previous was Carnival Miracle when it was christened at the port in […]

Cruise Ships Return to Bar Harbor, Maine

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After nearly two and a half years without cruise ships, Bar Harbor, Maine welcomed its first vessel back this week. Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Pearl anchored off the coast yesterday; the first of several cruise ships that will call on Bar Harbor this month. For a while (pre-pandemic), Bar Harbor residents have been vocal about […]

Royal Caribbean Extends Current U.S. Cruise Health & Safety Protocols

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Royal Caribbean International has announced an extension of its cruise protocols for sailings from United States homeports. These policies will be in effect through at least June 30, 2022. They are unchanged from the last protocol update in mid-March. Vaccination All passengers 12 and older must be fully vaccinated at least two weeks before sailing. […]

Viking Builds on Research Partnership With University of Cambridge

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As Viking continues its partnership with the University of Cambridge, it has announced a new professorship aimed at advancing research in the field of polar environmental science. The Viking Polar Marine Geoscience Fund will endow the university’s Scott Polar Research Institute with its first-ever fully funded professorship — the Viking Chair of Polar Marine Geoscience. This […]

Cruise News Today — April 15, 2022 [VIDEO]

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Royal Caribbean Brings Back Self-Service Buffets Guests can once again serve themselves in the buffet on Royal Caribbean. Earlier this month, the line ditched the crew-served buffet lines in favor of going back to self-service. The single-serve, pre-packaged food that Royal introduced during its restart, however, will be staying as a permanent option. The cruise […]