Cruise News Today — August 16, 2022 [VIDEO]

Seabourn & Holland America Announces Vaccine and Testing Changes

Following Holland America’s vaccine and testing requirement updates yesterday, sister line Seabourn announced the same changes.

Starting September 6, unvaccinated travelers will now be welcomed on voyages 15 nights or shorter, as long as they take a test within three days of the sail date. Vaccinated guests will no longer need to take a test ahead of sailing on cruises 15 nights or less.

Itineraries that include ports in Canada, Greece, and Australia don’t apply to these changes.

On voyages 16 nights or longer, plus full Panama Canal transits and transocean cruises, guests five and older continue to have a vaccine mandate, and must take a test within three days of embarkation to sail.

STORY: Holland America and Seabourn Update Vaccination & Pre-Cruise Testing Requirements

Carnival Celebration Sundecks and Pools Detailed

Carnival Cruise Line used National Relaxation Day on Monday to promote some of the quiet areas and special retreats that’ll be featured aboard the upcoming Carnival Celebration.

Following in the footsteps of Mardi Gras, Carnival Celebration will be the second ship in the fleet to feature Loft 19, a special area largely reserved for guests staying in Excel Suites, although other passengers will be able to pay an exorbitant amount to gain access to the area.

Like other ships in the fleet, Celebration will also have a Serenity area, as well as an expansive Cloud 9 Spa with thermal suite.

Celebration is expected to debut from Miami on November 21, 2022.

STORY: Carnival Cruise Line Details Sundecks, Spa on Upcoming Carnival Celebration

Spectrum of the Seas Celebrates Return to Malaysia

Royal Caribbean’s ship Spectrum of the Seas is back in Malaysia.

The vessel made its first port call in Kuala Lumpur on July 1st and in Penang on July 2nd after more than two years of cruises to nowhere.

Malaysia’s tourism industry can expect a boost from the twice-weekly sailings on Spectrum. Malaysia first reopened to international cruise ships last December.

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