Cruise News Today — September 13, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Carnival Resumes Cruises From Baltimore

It’s back to cruising for Carnival Cruise Line from Baltimore. 

Carnival Cruise Line is officially sailing again from the northeastern port. On Sunday afternoon, Carnival Pride set sail on a seven-night cruise to the Bahamas, where it’ll visit Freeport, Nassau, and the private island Half Moon Cay.

Before the ship set sail, Carnival President Christine Duffy, two past guests, Captain, and Port Director cut a ribbon to welcome cruising again from Baltimore.

Carnival has been sailing from Baltimore since August 2009.

READ: Carnival Pride Resumes Cruises from Baltimore

Disney Fantasy Resumes Cruises

After 18 months, a second Disney Cruise Line ship has resumed sailings from Florida. Disney Fantasy set sail from Port Canaveral on Saturday evening for a four-night cruise to the Bahamas.

Sailing at a reduced capacity, Fantasy will stop twice at Disney’s private island Castaway Cay and have one day at sea.

It was recently announced that after a series of short cruises, Fantasy will start sailing seven-night voyages to both Mexico and the Bahamas on October 9.

READ: Back to Sea: Disney Fantasy Resumes Sailings from Florida

Carnival Corp. Announces New Pre-Cruise Testing Appointments

Carnival Corporation has announced that its guests can now book appointments for pre-cruise testing at over 1,500 Quest Diagnostic centers throughout the U.S.

Appointments can be scheduled online via a link provided by Carnival, Princess, Holland America, or Seabourn.

Starting September 13, all passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must present a negative COVID-19 test within two days of embarkation. Currently, the window is three days.

The move comes after a growing number of guests expressed concern over the difficulty of receiving a test result within the narrowing window of time.

READ: Carnival Makes Pre-Cruise COVID Testing More Accessible

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