Cruise News Today — February 16, 2022 [VIDEO]

CDC Downgrades Cruise Warning to Level 3

As of Tuesday, the CDC travel warning now says that cruising presents a Level 3 travel risk. This is a welcomed change after the agency elevating it to a Level 4 on December 30.

In the update, the CDC said, “getting vaccinated is still the best way to protect yourself from severe disease, slow the spread of COVID-19, and reduce the number of new variants.”

In response to lowering the travel warning, the Cruise Lines International Association said, “the decision by the CDC to lower the travel health notice threat level for cruise ships is a step in the right direction.”

STORY: CDC Lowers Cruise Warning Level — What Does That Mean For You?

Carnival Gears Up For 50th Birthday ‘Sailabration’ Cruises

Carnival is kicking off the first of its 17 50th birthday cruises later this week, starting with a February 20 Hawaii sailing on Carnival Miracle.

Most of the themed “Sailabration” cruises will depart the week of March 5, 2022.

These special voyages will take place on the west coast and in the Caribbean and feature special events, birthday-themed drinks, themed merchandise, and throwback menu items.

Carnival ship meetups will take place at sea on March 5 and 11 on the west coast, and on March 7 and 9 in the Caribbean and Bahamas.

Carnival’s official birthday is March 11, 1972.

STORY: Carnival Kicks Off 50th Birthday With Series of Special Cruises

Final KISS Kruise to Set Sail This Fall

70s rock band KISS is gearing up for its final cruise, as KISS Kruise XI is set to sail one last time this fall from Los Angeles.

The five-night KISS Kruise XI will set sail on Norwegian Jewel on October 29, 2022, visiting Cabo and Ensenada before wrapping up on November 3.

Fans onboard will experience multiple KISS concerts, activities with the band, and performances by supporting artists.

Prices start at $1,450 per person, based on double occupancy.

STORY: The Final KISS Kruise Will Sail from Los Angeles This Fall

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