Cruise News Recap | Week of March 27, 2022

1. In an unexpected move, the CDC has completely dropped its Travel Health Notice for cruising. The agency does, however, still recommend that travelers are vaccinated before sailing.

2. MSC Cruises has announced that its upcoming ship, MSC Euribia, will spend its inaugural summer 2023 season sailing to the Norwegian fjords from Germany. The line also revealed who won the ship’s hull art contest, and shared renderings of its exterior.

3. Oceania Cruises has announced that its four older ships will be getting 14 new solo oceanview cabins each. The line also announced two new collections of shore excursions: Go Green and Beyond Blueprints.

4. Princess Cruises’ new ship Discovery Princess set sail on her inaugural seven-night cruise from Los Angeles to the Mexican Riviera.

5. Two Norwegian Cruise Line ships returned to service last weekNorwegian Jewel welcomed guests back onboard in Panama for the first time in two years, and Norwegian Jade set sail from Civitavecchia after being laid up for the winter.

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MSC Euribia (Rendering courtesy of MSC Cruises)

Featured Article: Which Cruise Lines Require That Kids Be Vaccinated?

In this week’s featured article, we break down which cruise lines required that kids be vaccinated to sail, along with what age they require the vaccine.

This Week’s Podcast: Wonder of the Seas Review

On this week’s Cruise Radio episode, we get a review of Royal Caribbean’s new Oasis-class ship Wonder of the Seas — which is currently the largest cruise ship in the world — and chat about the latest cruise news.

Featured Video: Cruise News Today

This week’s featured YouTube video is the Cruise News Today from Tuesday, March 29. Doug talks about Royal Caribbean’s 2022 Alaska cruise protocols, Tampa seeing a huge economic rebound thanks to the return of cruising, and Princess’ 2023-2024 South America cruising season.

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