Celebrity Cruises Drops Pre-Cruise Testing For All
Celebrity Cruises is the latest cruise line to announced that it has dropped its pre-cruise testing requirement for all guests, regardless of their vaccination status.
The change excludes sailings that visit select destinations that continue to have their own requirements including Bermuda, Turks and Caicos, Honduras, Australia, and others.
The announcement comes on the heels of sister line Royal Caribbean dropping all requirements on Tuesday.
Holland America Returns to Australia
After more than two years away, Holland America is back in Australia.
Westerdam arrived in Cairns on Thursday following a voyage that began on October 2nd in Seattle. The 36-day Pacific Ocean cruise included calls in Hawaii and the South Pacific, and will visit two more Australian ports before ending in Sydney on November 8th.
Westerdam will spend the coming season operating 13 and 14-day Australia and New Zealand voyages from Sydney. A second Holland America ship, Noordam, will also sail in the region this season, including on a 35-day circumnavigation of Australia itinerary.
It will be the first time since 2016 that the line has two ships sailing simultaneously in the region.
Disney’s 2023 Marvel Day at Sea Will Feature New Characters & Entertainment
Disney has announced that its 2023 Marvel Day at Sea voyages will feature new characters and entertainment.
Select sailings on Disney Dream from January to March will feature the superhero-centric day, complete with themed activities, food and drinks, entertainment, and meet-and-greets.
New superheroes featured during Marvel Day at Sea will include Mighty Thor, Shang-Chi, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Kate Bishop. The voyages will also feature an all-new superhero training experience and a new version of the “Heroes Unite” nighttime show.