Holland America’s Newest Ship Arrives in NYC For First Time

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Holland America’s newest ship Rotterdam arrived in New York City this morning for the first time, following a transatlantic crossing that departed Rotterdam, the Netherlands on October 15th. The vessel is nearing the end of a 15-day cruise that is recreating the maiden voyage of Holland America’s first ship — Rotterdam I — that departed Rotterdam 150 […]

Carnival Cruise Line Debuts First Pickleball Court in the Fleet

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Fast-growing sport pickleball now has a place on Carnival Cruise Line, as the brand has debuted its first pickleball court aboard Carnival Conquest. The ship’s team members were the first to test out the new sports court, which was added during a recent dry dock. The court is located on the ship’s top deck, so […]

Service Dog Celebrates Over 700 Cruise Days With One Cruise Line

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The seas aren’t just for human cruise passengers! Holland America Line’s favorite four-legged friend, Joska the service dog, reached a milestone achievement of 700 cruise days on Rotterdam‘s special 150th anniversary transatlantic crossing. This makes her eligible to receive the platinum medallion, the highest past-guest award for cruising days. Joska, a 10-year-old black Labrador retriever, […]

Icon of the Seas Bookings Open: Royal Caribbean’s New Ship

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After revealing last week some of what’s in store aboard its upcoming ship Icon of the Seas, Royal Caribbean has now opened the vessel for bookings. The line’s first Icon-class ship is scheduled to debut in January 2024, offering voyages to the eastern and western Caribbean from Miami. Accommodations The wide variety of rooms on […]

Winter Cruising Season Begins in Grenada

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The Grenada Tourism Authority has announced that the Caribbean island nation’s 2022-2023 cruising season has officially started. The season commenced on Friday, October 21st with the arrival of Celebrity Summit, which carried 1,500 passengers to the port. 202 cruise calls are scheduled for Grenada this season, with an expected passenger count of 377,394. This represents […]

New Virgin Voyages Ship Arriving in Miami

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Virgin Voyages’ second ship is officially en route to Miami for the first time. Valiant Lady will join her sister ship, Scarlet Lady, in PortMiami for her official MerMaiden voyage setting sail Sunday, October 30th. From the south Florida port, the vessel will operate six and eight-night Caribbean voyages — all with a stop to the […]

Cruise News Today — October 26, 2022 [VIDEO]

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Carnival Drops Pre-Cruise Testing For Unvaccinated Guests Another sign that the cruise companies are sailing in a pre-pandemic direction. Carnival Cruise Line dropped pre-cruise testing for all guests effective immediately. In a statement, Carnival said, “Consistent with the evolving public health guidelines, we have continued to update our protocols over the last several weeks. In […]

Carnival Drops Testing: Unvaccinated Guests

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Less than a week after sister line Princess Cruises dropped pre-cruise testing for unvaccinated passengers, Carnival Cruise Line has done the same. In an email to travel advisors, Carnival said “Consistent with the evolving public health guidelines, we have continued to update our protocols over the last several weeks. In summary, vaccines, proof of vaccination, […]