1. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is dropping its vaccine requirement for guests starting September 3. Vaccinated guests will not need to submit proof of a negative test result, but unvaccinated travelers will still need to take a test within three days of the sail date.
2. Princess Cruises will be dropping its vaccination requirements for most voyages 15 nights or shorter. It will also be dropping pre-cruise testing requirements for vaccinated guests.
3. Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises will be lifting their requirement that passengers be vaccinated for voyages in select regions starting September 5.
4. Due to staffing issues, Princess Cruises has canceled 11 voyages for later this summer and fall on Diamond Princess, which just arrived back to the United States after years of sailing in Asia and then being laid up due to the industry shutdown.
5. Princess Cruises has announced its revised schedule for port visits to Skagway, Alaska, which has closed its forward berth due to rockslides at the port area.
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