Cruise News Today — October 19, 2022 [VIDEO]

Princess Cruises to Drop All COVID Protocols

Princess Cruises has announced that as of Friday, October 21st, it will be dropping all of its COVID protocols on most sailings. The major change with this update is that unvaccinated guests will no longer need to submit proof of a negative test result to sail.

A small number of voyages will continue to have certain health requirements, including those in Australia and New Zealand.

As of this weekend, cruising for Princess guests should look pretty close to how it did prior to the pandemic.

STORY: Major Cruise Line Drops Pre-Cruise Testing For Unvaccinated Guests

Carnival Luminosa Arrives in Singapore

Carnival Cruise Line’s newest acquisition Carnival Luminosa has made it to Singapore. The ship is going to load fuel, Fun Shop merchandise, and crew before heading over to Brisbane.

Formerly Costa Luminosa, the ship underwent a transformation that wrapped up last month to outfit it with Carnival-branded venues.

It’ll sail Down Under until April, then reposition to Seattle for Alaska cruises for the summer of 2023.

Celebrity Cruises Completes First Boston Homeport Season

Celebrity Cruises has just wrapped up its first short season homeporting in Boston. Celebrity Summit operated four 10 to 12-night cruises from the New England city to ports in Maine and Canada.

Celebrity Cruises first started calling in Boston in 1990, but has never homeported there until this year.

Summit will return to Boston between August and October next year, offering 11-night cruises up the eastern coastline.

STORY: Celebrity Cruise Ship Completes First Season Sailing From Boston

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