1. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has dropped pre-cruise COVID-19 testing on select sailings, effective August 1, 2022.
2. New luxury line Explora Journeys has ordered two additional ships, taking the total on order to six vessels scheduled to debut through 2028. They will be powered by liquefied natural gas and liquid hydrogen.
3. Booked cruise guests are now able to purchase passes to the adults-only Vibe Beach Club sundeck in advance on Norwegian Cruise Line. Previously, passes were only distributed on the ship.
4. Holland America has introduced three new seafood dishes created by Culinary Council Member Chef Ethan Stowell on its Alaska voyages this year.
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