Cruise News Today — August 22, 2022 [VIDEO]

Grand Cayman Drops All COVID-19 Visitor Requirements

A step forward for Grand Cayman.

Effective August 24, 2022, all travelers—vaccinated and unvaccinated—will be permitted to enter the Cayman Islands without the need of any additional documents or health-related steps due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

That means travelers are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test, show proof of vaccination, or wear masks.

If you are cruising to the Cayman Islands after the 24th, check with your cruise line to ensure its policies are aligned with the island.

Just last week, Bermuda and St. Kitts announced the dropping of vaccination mandates as well.

STORY: Grand Cayman Drops All Protocols, Welcomes Every Visitor

Meyer Werft Posts Progress Photos of Carnival Jubilee

Meyer Werft shipyard posted some photos of the progress of the upcoming Carnival Jubilee.

A giant crane placed the navigational bridge block last week, which is the command center of the vessel. These days cruise ships are built in blocks like a giant lego set, where they are fabricated off-site, brought to the yard, and welded together piece-by-piece.

Jubilee is set to launch next October and debut from Texas, offering Caribbean sailings.

Sister ship Carnival Celebration is launching this November and is set to have roller coaster trials this week.

Residential Cruise Ship Company Signs Contract With Croatia Shipyard

How about living on a cruise ship? If the idea sound appealing to you, then you may be interested in the upcoming ship that is debuting in 2025.

Cruise company Storylines has signed a contract with a shipyard in Croatia to the tune of $1.5 billion.

The 547-room ship will be powered by LNG and is said to be a state-of-the-art vessel. If you’re wondering what this will set you back, expect to pay $1 to $8 million for the life of the ship, or a 24-year lease at around $650,000.

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