Which Cruise Lines Require That Kids Be Vaccinated?

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As many cruise lines drop their restriction against unvaccinated kids and begin welcoming them onboard, questions continue to arise on each cruise lines’ policy concerning whether kids need the vaccine to sail. We’ve put together this list of the major cruise lines in North America and their policies on kids being able to sail with […]

Cruise Lines Cancel Russia Port Stops, Look For Alternative Destinations

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As the conflict between Russia and Ukraine increases, multiple cruise lines have announced that they have either completely canceled calls in those countries for the remainder of 2022, or are preemptively making alternative plans should they need to cancel port visits there. Here are lines that have announced their plans concerning itineraries in Russia and […]

Do You Need A Passport to Go on a Cruise?

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Various factors determine whether you’ll need a passport to take a cruise. While many assume this is a yes or no question, it all depends on the itinerary. Keep in mind these guidelines apply to U.S. citizens. For citizens of other countries, or those with other immigration statuses living in the United States, a passport […]

Review: Does Carnival Mardi Gras Live Up to the Hype?

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Long before Carnival Mardi Gras launched, it was receiving a near-deafening amount of buzz. The mainstream media focused on the ship’s roller coaster (with an occasional mention of this being the first cruise ship in North America fueled by liquefied natural gas). But among cruise lovers and watchers, the words most often used were “game-changer,” […]

Royal Caribbean to Invest in U.S. Virgin Islands Cruise Ports

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During the Seatrade Cruise Global conference in Miami Beach this week, Royal Caribbean announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop and enhance the cruise ports in St. Croix and St. Thomas. The MOU is a commitment from the cruise company to extend its current 10-year preferential berthing agreement at the […]

8 Ways To Involve Your Kids In Planning Your Family Cruise

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Want your kids to be extra invested in your family cruise? Get them to help plan it! Kids spend their lives being told what to do, which can turn them grouchy and defiant, even when you’re planning fun activities for them. A little input goes a long way to ensuring excitement about your upcoming family […]

5 Local Florida Keys Breweries and Distilleries To Visit

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Many travel to the Florida Keys for a vacation and plan to let loose. Visitors look forward to great times, fun, and celebrations. Itineraries in the Florida Keys often include a cocktail toast at sunset, a beer after paddling through the mangrove forests, and a glass of wine with dinner. Of course all the popular […]

10 Caribbean Ports Cruise Ships Will Visit This Summer

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Now that the sun, surf, and sand are once again within reach, we’re daydreaming about the Caribbean cruise ports of call we can’t wait to revisit. Sure, you might have to fly to a port outside of the United States in order to get on a ship (at least until the CDC lifts its Conditional […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Finds New Way to Help Passengers “Embark” When Sailings Resume

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As Norwegian Cruise Line prepares for its return to service beginning July 25, it announced today the premiere of “EMBARK — The Series,” a docuseries that will revolve around the line’s return to sea. The first episode, “Great Cruise Comeback,” will focus on the continuing measures for a healthy and safe return to sailing, including […]

Overview: Marathon Key’s Turtle Hospital

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Located on mile marker 48.5, and only a few blocks away from the start of the Seven Mile Bridge in The Florida Keys is Marathon Key’s popular Turtle Hospital. A 501(c)(3) charitable corporation, the Turtle Hospital opened its doors in 1986 with the goals of rehabbing injured sea turtles, educating the public, conducting and assisting […]