Cruise News Today — April 19, 2022 [VIDEO]

Grand Cayman Lifts Cruise Ship Limits

Grand Cayman is starting to get back to normal.

As of yesterday morning, cruise ship visits will no longer be capped by the Cayman government. For the past month, the island put a limit on the number of ships and visitors that could call there during phase one.

The Tourism Minister said that 60 ships are expected to call on Grand Cayman through June.

The Cayman Island’s chief medical officer said that during phase one, there had not been a significant change in new cases on the island.

Grand Cayman was one of the last cruise ports to resume operations in the Caribbean.

STORY: Grand Cayman Removes Limit On Cruise Ship Visitors

Celebrity Announces Updated Deployments For Two Ships

Celebrity Cruises has announced the updated schedules for Celebrity Solstice and Millennium later this year.

From September 2022 to April 2023, Solstice will sail five to eight-night Mexican Riviera cruises roundtrip from Los Angeles. The ship will also offer five Pacific Coast itineraries between Ensenada and Vancouver.

Celebrity Millennium will spend October to December 2022 in the Caribbean, operating voyages to destinations including St. Thomas, Barbados, and the Bahamas. The ship will also offer a 15-night Panama Canal cruise from San Diego to Puerto Rico with six port calls along the way.

STORY: Celebrity Cruises Shuffles Two Ships, Announces New Deployments

Holland America Celebrates 149th Birthday

On Monday, Holland America Line celebrated its 149th birthday. Across its ships, guests and crew were treated to special desserts, champagne toasts, and other festivities to mark the occasion.

The line started as a transportation and shipping company, but began offering cruise vacations in 1895.

Holland America’s newest ship, Rotterdam, is scheduled to be officially named during a ceremony in Rotterdam, the Netherlands at the end of May.

The line plans to have its entire fleet back in service by mid-June.

STORY: Holland America Ships Celebrate Line’s 149th Birthday

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