New Expedition Cruise Ship Departs on First Alaska Voyage

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American Queen Voyages debuted its first-ever expedition ship Ocean Victory on May 7, when the vessel set sail on her inaugural voyage out of Vancouver, Canada. Ocean Victory marks the arrival of the seventh ship to the American Queen Voyages fleet, which includes vessels sailing on rivers, lakes, and oceans. The 186-guest ship will operate […]

My 12 First Impressions of Viking’s New Expedition Ship, Viking Octantis

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Adding to its lineup of ocean and river vessels, Viking recently introduced the first of its expedition ships. Viking Octantis started sailing from Antarctica in 2022. I hopped on the ship in Barbados and sailed to New York City. Here are my first impressions of the newest addition to their fleet: 1. Octantis is a […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Completes Full Fleet Restart

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Nine and a half months after Norwegian Cruise Line’s first ship restarted sailings after the industry shutdown, every vessel in the fleet is now back in passenger service. The line’s first ship to return after a 500-day pause was Norwegian Jade on July 25, 2021 out of Piraeus — the port for Athens. Since then, the […]

Cruise News Today — May 9, 2022 [VIDEO]

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Two More Cruise Ships Resume Service Two more cruise ships returned to service over the weekend. After being laid up for 26 months, Holland America’s Oosterdam restarted service from the Mediterranean. It’ll spend the summer sailing Europe before repositioning to South America this fall. And Norwegian Spirit restarted voyages from Tahiti, bringing all 17 Norwegian […]

Ninth Holland America Cruise Ship Resumes Passenger Service

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Holland America Line welcomed its ninth ship back into service on Sunday, May 8. For the first time since the cruise industry shutdown in 2020, Oosterdam welcomed guests back on board in Trieste, Italy, which is the port for Venice. It’s now on a “Holy Lands and Ancient Kingdoms” itinerary, with port calls including Katakolon […]