Keel Laid For Next Royal Caribbean Oasis-Class Cruise Ship

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Construction on Royal Caribbean’s next Oasis-class ship continues, as the vessel’s keel was laid today at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. “The keel laying for Utopia of the Seas represents the first milestone of an incredible ship and the next step toward a bolder, thrilling future for Royal Caribbean and vacations,” said […]

Another Cruise Line Drops Testing Requirements on Select Sailings

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Holland America has dropped the COVID-19 testing requirements for select sailings aboard its newest ship, Rotterdam. In an email to booked guests, the line said “As health protocols around the world continue to evolve, we are adjusting our policies to align with those of the countries we visit. As a result, you are no longer […]

Cruise Podcast: Carnival Radiance Review + Cruise News

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On this episode of Cruise Radio, we get a 2022 review of a Carnival Radiance voyage out of Long Beach, California. Richard Has Cruise News: Disney Wish has been christened in Port Canaveral, Florida Carnival Corporation releases Q2 earnings and makes money again Carnival Cruise Line debuts new food menu item, new ship entertainment team […]

Disney Wish Christened in Port Canaveral

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Disney Cruise Line’s first new ship in a decade was officially named and christened during a pierside ceremony in Port Canaveral, Florida on Wednesday. Disney Wish is the line’s fifth cruise ship, following Disney Fantasy which debuted back in 2012. Wish is the first of the line’s new Triton-class, which is scheduled to see two […]

Costa Toscana Trip Report, Part 3: A Snow Day at Sea

I know this trip report has been a little bit different from what you’re used to me writing, and today’s concluding chapter will be in that same vein. The thing is, most Cruise Radio readers are probably never going to actually experience this ship. Well, unless they eventually bring Toscana to North America, which Carnival […]

11 Royal Caribbean Cruise Gifts Under $50

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Sending gifts to someone going on a cruise is very easy, and is the perfect way to kick off a special voyage. You can order them ahead of time for a loved one you’re taking a cruise with, and even for people going on a sailing without you! All you need to know is their […]

Next Season of ‘Embark with NCL’ Web Series Premiering This Week

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Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the next season of its web series “EMBARK with NCL.” The first two-part episode, called “Caribbean Adventures,” will premiere Thursday, June 30 at 8 pm eastern time at ncl.com/embark and on Facebook. Following its first season, which garnered nearly 3 million views and showcased the company’s return to service, the […]

Alaska Trip Report: Royal Caribbean Sets Off on First President’s Cruise in 3 Years

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Like just about everything else, the annual Royal Caribbean International President’s Cruise took a two-year pause during the pandemic. But as the cruise industry completes a triumphant comeback, the 2022 President’s Cruise is a go, with 4,000 passengers aboard Ovation of the Seas on a roundtrip-Seattle Alaska sailing. Many of the passengers are the world’s […]

Seabourn Takes Delivery of First Expedition Cruise Ship

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Luxury cruise line Seabourn took delivery of its first expedition ship, Seabourn Venture, today during a handover ceremony at the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, Italy. “Today is so incredibly special and important as we take ownership of our first ultra-luxury expedition ship and welcome Seabourn Venture to the Seabourn family,” said Seabourn President Josh […]