Cruise News Today — October 24, 2022

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Greece Lifts COVID Testing For Cruise Visitors

After 18 months of strict COVID protocols, Greece has finally lifted testing for cruise guests, becoming one of the final destinations in Europe to do so. 

A report filed by Seatrade News says The Greek Ministry of Maritime Affairs confirmed that the National Committee of Public Health is doing away with testing for guests embarking and calling at ports in Greece. Crew testing has also been eliminated. 

Greece was one of the last countries in Europe to hold onto strict protocols. The country still recommends that guests test before arriving.

Carnival Radiance on First Cruise to Hawaii

Carnival Radiance is on its first-ever cruise to Hawaii. 

The ship departed the Long Beach Cruise Terminal last weekend for a 14-night Carnival Journeys cruise. 

After hitting the major islands in Hawaii, the ship will call to Ensenada, Mexico, before returning back to Long Beach. 

Formerly Carnival Victory, Radiance typically spends the season sailing short three and four-night cruises from Long Beach to Catalina Island and Ensenada. 

This sailing was previously set for Carnival Miracle until the line did a ship swap months back. 

Nieuw Statendam Makes Inaugural Call to Port Canaveral

Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam made its inaugural call to Port Canaveral on Friday. 

The vessel was on a repositioning cruise from the Canada/New England area down to Port Everglades, where she’ll be homeporting this winter. 

Port Canaveral is home to both an embarkation port and a day stop for ships coming out of the northeast or on voyages from Europe. 

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