Cruise News Briefs — January 15, 2021 [VIDEO]

Cruise News Briefs for Friday, January 15, 2021 

Royal Heads to Barbados

For the first time, Royal Caribbean will be offering roundtrip cruises from Barbados at the end of 2021 aboard Grandeur of the Seas

The ship will offer weeklong southern Caribbean sailings, as well as longer 14-night voyages with later stays, and overnight port calls.

The new itineraries will run from October through April 2022, with the possibility for more sailings if the itineraries prove popular.

STORY: Royal Caribbean Goes to Barbados

U.S. Requiring Negative Tests on International Flights 

Starting January 26, the U.S. government will require all international visitors to test negative for COVID-19. This is a new order coming down from the CDC. 

This also extends to Americans returning home from being abroad.

The test will need to be taken within three days of the flight, and documentation will be required of either the negative test, or that the passenger has already had the virus and recovered. 

Currently, all passengers on flights from the UK to the US have already been required to present a negative test.

Holland America Opens 2022 Alaska Bookings 

Bookings are now open for Holland America’s 2022 Alaska cruise season.

Six ships will sail the last frontier, offering a range of cruises as well as combination Land and Sea Journeys to Denali and the Yukon. 

For 2021, Holland America is scheduled to resume Alaska voyages in mid-May. 

STORY: Holland Open Up Alaska

Closing Bell for Thursday, January 14, 2020

  • Carnival Corporation (CCL):
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  • Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH):

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