Cruise News Today — October 31, 2022 [VIDEO]

Holland America Drops Testing Requirement For All Guests

Holland America has dropped its testing requirement for all guests on most cruises.

Passengers sailing on Standard Protocol voyages will no longer need to submit a negative test or provide any proof of vaccination. A small number of sailings will be considered Enhanced Protocol voyages, which will have their own requirements.

Holland America’s online Health Protocols tool continues to be available, which allows booked guests to look up protocols for their specific sailing via their booking number.

STORY: Holland America Drops Pre-Cruise Testing Requirement For Guests

Brightline Testing High-Speed Trains Between Orlando and South Florida

You’ll be able to get between Orlando and South Florida in a couple of hours on a new high-speed train.

In fact, this week Brightline is testing the high speed trains between Central and South Florida. This will help cruisers who are flying in and out of Florida who do not want to rent a car, or where one airport may be much cheaper than the other.

The train will run 125 mph and take a little over two hours. Service connecting South Florida to Central Florida is expected to open in 2023.

Port of Seattle’s 2022 Cruise Season Ends

The Port of Seattle’s 2022 cruise season officially ended when Norwegian Encore left Pier 66 last weekend.

This year was a record-breaking season for the northwest port. In 2022 alone, 640,000 people passed through the Port of Seattle on Alaska cruises. This represented a 6 percent increase over last year’s passenger volume.

Alaska is a popular departure port for ships heading to southeast Alaska.

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