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Cruise Radio News Briefs — April 5, 2021 [VIDEO]

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CDC Releases New Cruise Guidance

The CDC finally released the second phase of its ‘Framework for Conditional Sailing Order’ on Friday.

This phase will involve the cruise lines establishing individual agreements at ports where they intend to operate, and developing plans for vaccination strategies. The CDC is recommending that lines require vaccinations for all crew and passengers, but it doesn’t appear that it will be an official requirement.

Notably absent from Phase 2 are the simulated test sailings that the CDC previously said cruise lines would have to conduct with volunteer passengers on each ship. The agency says that those will be part of Phase 3.

STORY: CDC Issues New Cruise Guidance — What Happens Next?

Carnival President Tours New Port Canaveral Terminal

In a recent video from Carnival Cruise Line, the company’s president Christine Duffy toured the line’s brand new terminal at Port Canaveral.

Construction on Terminal 3 was completed last year, and it waits in anticipation of the launch of Mardi Gras, Carnival’s largest ship to date.

The video shows a terminal filled with wooden furniture and white accents, coupled with palm trees to get guests into the Caribbean spirit.

Celebrity Cruises’ New Ship Floated Out

Celebrity Cruises’ new ship Celebrity Beyond has successfully completed her first float-out. This means that the framework and exterior are nearing completion, and much of the interior work can now begin.

Celebrity Beyond will be the third Edge-class ship following Celebrity Edge and Apex, and is set to debut next year.

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