Cruise News Today — November 16, 2021 [VIDEO]

Bahamas Travel Warning Lowered

The Bahamas received some good news over the weekend.

The CDC has lowered its travel warning for the country from a level four down to a level three due to a reduced number of infections in recent weeks.

And last week, the Bahamas extended its cruise vaccine requirement, which states that all cruise visitors eligible for the vaccine ages 12 and older must have it to sail there. It’s unclear when the extended rule will expire.

Carnival Legend Sets Sail From Baltimore

Yet another Carnival ship has returned to passenger service. On Sunday, Carnival Legend welcomed its first guests in 20 months at the cruise port in Baltimore.

The ship is kicking off a schedule of seven-night Bahamas cruises that stop in Freeport, Nassau, and either Half Moon Cay or Princess Cays. 

Norwegian Cruise Line Adjusts Testing Policy

Norwegian Cruise Line will be changing its pre-cruise testing policy effective January 17.

Instead of taking tests at home and then in the terminal on embarkation day, guests will only need to take a test once at home. The tests will be required to be taken within two days of sailing for a U.S. based ship, or three days for an international-based ship.

In related news, Norwegian recently announced that it has extended its vaccine mandate for the foreseeable future.

STORY: Norwegian Changes Pre-Cruise COVID Testing Policy in January

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