Cruise News Today — September 1, 2022 [VIDEO]

MSC Cruises Announces Ride Attraction on MSC Seascape

MSC Cruises has announced a new ride that will be on MSC Seascape called ROBOTRON.

The top-deck attraction is a robotic arm with an attached gondola that seats three guests, flying them around nearly 175 feet above sea level. Riders will get a 360 degree view as they flip upside down and hang over the deck, and they’ll be able to customize the ride’s thrill level.

ROBOTRON will also act as a moving DJ booth, with music and colored lights that coordinate with the ride’s movement.

This is the second theme park-type ride to debut on a cruise ship, as Carnival Cruise Line launched a roller coaster on Mardi Gras last year.

MSC Seascape is set to begin sailing from Miami to the Caribbean this December.

STORY: MSC Announces Top-Deck Amusement Ride on Next U.S. Based Ship [IMAGES]

Silversea Cruises Drops Vaccination Mandate

The third Royal Caribbean Group brand has now announced it will be dropping its vaccination requirement.

Silversea Cruises will be dropping its vaccination mandate on September 5, the same date as its sister lines Royal Caribbean and Celebrity will be dropping theirs as well.

In addition, vaccinated guests will no longer be required to take a COVID test prior to embarkation. Unvaccinated guests must provide proof of a negative test result taken within three days of embarkation.

These changes don’t apply to cruises that visit Australia, Canada, and Greece.

STORY: Silversea Cruises Drops Vaccination Mandate

Holland America Details 2022 Culinary Cruises

Holland America has announced a series of culinary cruises that will take place this year with chefs from its Culinary Council.

During each voyage, guests will be able to attend cooking demonstrations, take home recipes, and join a special dinner at a specialty restaurant. As well, one evening in the main dining room each cruise will feature a special menu with a collection of dishes from the Culinary Council members.

Chefs that will each have a special cruise are Ethan Stowell, Jacques Torres, Rudi Sodamin, David Burke, and Andy Matsuda.

All special events are included in the cruise fare, except for the specialty dinner.

STORY: Holland America Details 2022 Celebrity Chef Culinary Cruises

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