Viking Saturn Floated Out at the Shipyard

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Viking’s newest ocean ship, Viking Saturn, has moved onto the next stage of construction, as it was floated out at Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard today. The float out process began at around 11 am local time, when the Viking team cut a cord that signaled water to flow into the vessel’s building dock. Following a two-day […]

Carnival Cruise Line Loosens Port Restrictions For Unvaccinated Guests

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Carnival Cruise Line has slightly loosened its cruise port restrictions. The change applies to unvaccinated guests ages 12 and older who are sailing under a vaccine exemption from the cruise line. In an email to travel agents, Carnival said “As protocols continue to evolve, we are now pleased to share that except where specified below, […]

Cruise Podcast: Odyssey of the Seas Review + Cruise News

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On this week’s episode, we get a review of Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas. This is one of the newer Royal Caribbean ships that made its North American debut in November 2022, and is spending the summer sailing the Mediterranean. Richard Has Cruise News: Carnival adding two more ships to its U.S. lineup Crystal […]

DINNER MENU: Royal Caribbean’s Hooked Seafood Restaurant

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When Symphony of the Seas debuted in 2018, it came with a brand-new specialty restaurant: Hooked Seafood. The New England-inspired venue is light and bright, with modern and nautical interior design elements. Since then, it can be found on two additional Royal Caribbean ships, and we’re hoping the line continues to include it on future […]

MSC Cruises Relaunching Gala Nights & Themed Deck Parties

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Just weeks after its last ship resumed service, MSC Cruises has announced the relaunch of its Gala Night, also known as formal night. The most extravagant night of the cruise features special dining, unique entertainment, photo opportunities, and parties, and gives passengers the perfect excuse to dress to the nines. Highlights of Gala Night include: […]

Princess Designated as Only Cruise Line Offering Authentic Gelato Experience

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This comes as a surprise, since we figured a European cruise line would have this honor before an American line like Princess, but alas. Princess Cruises’ onboard gelato shops have been designated as Ospitalità Italiana, and are the first and only locations to offer an authentic Italian gelato experience outside of Italy. What ‘Ospitalità Italiana’ […]

Cruise News Today — June 23, 2022 [VIDEO]

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Two Costa Ships Joining Carnival Fleet in North America Carnival announced on Wednesday morning that starting next year, it’ll be adding more ships to its North American line up. In a unique partnership called ‘Costa by Carnival,’ the line will operate Costa Venezia out of New York City starting in spring 2023, and Costa Firenze […]