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Viking Sets Sail From Port Everglades

Viking’s ocean ship Viking Orion departed Port Everglades on Wednesday, marking the first time the line has sailed from Fort Lauderdale.

A second Viking vessel, Viking Star, is set to join Orion there in November. 

Together, the ships will operate Caribbean and Panama Canal voyages through the winter.

Originally a river line, Viking expanded into ocean cruising in 2015 and has launched seven ocean ships since then.

STORY: Cruise Line Sails From Port Everglades For The First Time

Disney Wish-Themed Float to Be in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Disney Cruise Line has revealed that it will have a float in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade themed after its upcoming ship Disney Wish.

The ship-shaped float will carry 15 Disney characters who represent the stories on the vessel, including Captain Minnie Mouse, Princess Tiana, and Cinderella.

The New York City parade will air nationwide on Thanksgiving Day from 9 am to noon on NBC. 

STORY: Disney to Debut ‘Wish’ Themed Thanksgiving Day Parade Float

Princess and Holland America Allow Mixed Vaccines

Princess Cruises and Holland America have announced that they are now allowing more passengers onboard who have mixed vaccinations. This is welcome news for Canadian cruisers, as many have received mixed vaccines.

As always, guests must be fully vaccinated — mixed or not — at least 14 days prior to the start of the cruise.

You can check the lines’ individual websites to see which vaccine combinations are accepted.

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