Which Cruise Lines Are Allowing Unvaccinated Guests to Sail?

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At long last, cruise lines are finally starting to drop their vaccine mandates and allow all passengers — inoculated or not — to sail on their ships. The big question is, what cruise lines allow unvaccinated guests to sail? It can be confusing to keep track of which lines require what, and in which regions […]

Norwegian Prima’s Entertainment Options Offer a Little Something For Everyone

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As soon as I heard that “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” was to be among the Norwegian Prima shows, I got excited. Over the years, I’ve seen many top-notch shows on Norwegian ships, as the company has brought numerous Broadway shows to sea, including “Rock of Ages” and “Kinky Boots.” The shows are pared down […]

Trip Report: Planning My Wonder of the Seas Cruise

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About a week before our cruise, my travel partner started visiting the online weather sites for the ports we would visit on our cruise, so that he could fine tune his selection of cruise apparel. How hot was it going to be? Should we take an umbrella? Shall we leave the heavy coats and snow […]

Small Ship Cruise Line to Return to Venice, Italy in 2023

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Luxury cruise line Azamara has announced that it is planning to return to Venice, Italy starting April 3, 2023 as part of its 12-night The Best of The Med Voyage. Starting in the spring, the line’s four-ship fleet will access the Venetian Lagoon ports of Chioggia and Fusina, allowing passengers easy access to stroll the […]

Celebrity Cruise Ship Completes First Season Sailing From Boston

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As Celebrity Summit prepares to reposition to Miami for her fall and winter Caribbean season, Celebrity Cruises wrapped up a successful first season homeporting in Boston. The vessel operated four 10, 11, and 12-night cruises that sailed the northeast coastline, visiting ports in Maine and Canada. “Our first season homeporting in Boston was an absolutely […]

Cruise News Today — October 18, 2022 [VIDEO]

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Icon of the Seas Reveal This Week On Thursday, Royal Caribbean will reveal information about the mysterious Icon of the Seas that’s currently under construction in Finland. The cruise line sent out a Save the Date to travel partners on Monday, teasing a reveal on Thursday morning at 10 am.  Little details are known about Icon, […]

Carnival Cruise Line Ships by Size: Largest to Smallest

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Carnival Cruise Line currently has 23 ships, and they range wildly in size: from 70,000 all the way up to 180,000 gross registered tons. With eight classes of Carnival cruise ships, it can be confusing to track how old each vessel is, how big they are, and what amenities are available on each one. To […]

Carnival Cruise Line Cracks Down on Deck Chair Hogs

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Carnival Cruise Line is making moves to further crack down on passengers who attempt to “reserve” lounge chairs on the deck by leaving items in them and then disappearing for long periods of time. The cruise line has updated the FAQ section of its website to say what it will do to prevent guests from […]

Second Virgin Voyages Cruise Ship Headed to U.S. For The First Time

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Virgin Voyages’ second cruise ship, Valiant Lady, is now en route to the United States for the first time. The vessel set sail on Sunday on a two-week transatlantic cruise from Barcelona, Spain to Miami, Florida. It’s set to arrive in Miami on October 30th, marking its first-ever visit to the U.S. Valiant Lady‘s official […]

Carnival Ecstasy Retires After 31 Years with Carnival Cruise Line

After sailing with Carnival Cruise Line for the past 31 years, Carnival Ecstasy is officially out of service. On Saturday, the ship debarked guests at the Alabama Cruise Terminal for the final time. The final cruise was a five-night voyage to Cozumel and Progreso, Mexico, along with two sea days. Sailing on the final revenue […]

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