Cruise News Recap | Week of October 16, 2022

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1. Royal Caribbean has finally revealed the first details on its upcoming Icon-class ship Icon of the Seas. 2. The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s first vessel Evrima has finally set sail on her maiden voyage after a number of delays. 3. Princess Cruises has dropped its pre-cruise testing requirement for unvaccinated guests. 4. MSC Group’s luxury […]

Actress Sophia Loren Details Her Favorite MSC Cruise Destinations

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Actress Sophia Loren is the godmother for the entire MSC Cruises fleet, a relationship that spans nearly 20 years. Leading up to the launch of MSC’s latest ship — MSC Seascape — in New York City, Loren is sharing a list of her favorite destinations that she has visited over the years. “Throughout my life I have […]

Cruise News Today — October 21, 2022 [VIDEO]

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Royal Caribbean Reveals First Details on Icon of the Seas The wait is finally over, as Royal Caribbean has revealed the first details on its largest ship ever, Icon of the Seas. Though it’s the first in a new class, the 250,000 gross ton vessel will be similar in many ways to the Oasis-class ships. […]

Major Cruise Line Drops Pre-Cruise Testing For Unvaccinated Guests

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As the cruise industry continues to return to normalcy following the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting global shutdown, there’s major news today from Princess Cruises concerning its health and safety protocols. The cruise line has just announced that starting Friday, October 21st, all of its COVID-19 protocols will be lifted on most of its sailings. Princess […]

Small Ship Cruise Line to Return to Venice, Italy in 2023

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Luxury cruise line Azamara has announced that it is planning to return to Venice, Italy starting April 3, 2023 as part of its 12-night The Best of The Med Voyage. Starting in the spring, the line’s four-ship fleet will access the Venetian Lagoon ports of Chioggia and Fusina, allowing passengers easy access to stroll the […]

Celebrity Cruise Ship Completes First Season Sailing From Boston

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As Celebrity Summit prepares to reposition to Miami for her fall and winter Caribbean season, Celebrity Cruises wrapped up a successful first season homeporting in Boston. The vessel operated four 10, 11, and 12-night cruises that sailed the northeast coastline, visiting ports in Maine and Canada. “Our first season homeporting in Boston was an absolutely […]

Carnival Cruise Line Cracks Down on Deck Chair Hogs

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Carnival Cruise Line is making moves to further crack down on passengers who attempt to “reserve” lounge chairs on the deck by leaving items in them and then disappearing for long periods of time. The cruise line has updated the FAQ section of its website to say what it will do to prevent guests from […]

Second Virgin Voyages Cruise Ship Headed to U.S. For The First Time

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Virgin Voyages’ second cruise ship, Valiant Lady, is now en route to the United States for the first time. The vessel set sail on Sunday on a two-week transatlantic cruise from Barcelona, Spain to Miami, Florida. It’s set to arrive in Miami on October 30th, marking its first-ever visit to the U.S. Valiant Lady‘s official […]

Holland America Ship Departs on 150th Anniversary Transatlantic Crossing

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Holland America’s Rotterdam VII departing the city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands on October 15th on its historic 150th anniversary transatlantic crossing. The 15-day journey recreates Holland America’s maiden voyage of Rotterdam I that departed the city 150 years ago today. It’ll follow the path of that first sailing to New York City, with calls at […]

The Ritz-Carlton’s First Cruise Ship Finally Sets Sail

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The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s first vessel has finally set sail. Evrima departed Barcelona, Spain over the weekend, setting off on a voyage that will end in Nice, France. “We are thrilled to introduce The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection and usher in an exciting new chapter for this beloved brand,” said Chris Gabaldon, Senior Vice President for […]

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