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Cordelia Cruises completes one year of operation
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 18 September, 2022
Cordelia Cruises has recorded a great journey in India. After having successfully completed over 100 sailings along both the east and the west coast of India, covering 7 ports in total, doing 300 plus shows and serving more than 100,000 guests in the last 12 months of operation, Cordelia Cruises has positioned itself as one of the most preferred cruises in the country. Read More...
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Ten New Cruise Ships Still Set to Debut in 2022
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 17 September, 2022
Following the seven ships that have already been delivered, ten additional newbuilds are set to enter service by the end of the year. Completing the 2022’s orderbook, the vessels are set to debut for different brands, including Carnival, P&O, Viking and MSC – who is receiving two new vessels Read More...
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Holland America Line Brings Back Grand Australia and New Zealand Voyage
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 14 September, 2022
Holland America Line is bringing back its Grand Australia and New Zealand Voyage in 2024 for the first time in more than ten years, according to a press release. The 94-day sailing aboard the Volendam is scheduled to depart on January 3, 2024, sailing roundtrip from San Diego, California, as Holland America Line continues to add longer voyages departing from a North America homeport, according to the company. Read More...
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Norwegian Cruise Line to Sail from Baltimore in 2023
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 11 September, 2022
Norwegian Cruise Line is adding Baltimore to its homeport lineup in 2023, according to published deployment. Returning to the company’s schedule for after a long hiatus, the port will host the Norwegian Sky for a short fall program according to cruises available to book on Norwegian’s website. Read More...
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Royal Caribbean SpaceX’s Starlink to provide internet on cruise
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 31 August, 2022
Royal Caribbean Group has become the first in the global cruise industry to adopt SpaceX Starlink's high-speed, low-latency Internet services for a better onboard experience for guests and crew. Read More...
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Norwegian Kicks Off Inaugural Prima Weekend
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 27 August, 2022
The Norwegian Prima celebrated the Art of Iceland at Reykjavik`s famed Harpa Concert Hall in a gala event as the new Norwegian Cruise Line ship prepares for its weekend christening. Welcoming guests in attendance for the preliminary christening festivities was Richard Ambrose Senior Vice President Entertainment and Cruise Programs at Norwegian Cruise Line Read More...
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MSC Cruises Updates Winter 2022-2023 Deployment
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 22 August, 2022
MSC Virtuosa will replace MSC Preziosa in Northern Europe, offering the planned “Northern Pearl” sailings—a newly introduced winter itinerary in 2021. The 7-night cruises visit Hamburg (Germany); Zeebrugge, serving Bruges and Brussels (Belgium); Rotterdam (the Netherlands); Le Havre, serving Paris (France); and Southampton, serving London (UK) Read More...
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Carnival Cruise Line Bookings Double After Relaxing Protocols
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 16 August, 2022
Carnival Cruise Line said today that its booking activity for Monday, Aug. 15 was nearly double the level for the equivalent day in 2019, citing demand after announcing last Friday that it was revising pre-cruise vaccination and testing requirements that will allow more guests to cruise. Carnival announced simplified protocols last Friday that eliminated pre-cruise Read More...
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New Zealand welcomes back first cruise ship since Pandemic
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 12 August, 2022
New Zealand closed its borders in early 2020 as it sought at first to eliminate Covid-19 entirely and then later to control its spread. Although the country reopened its borders to most tourists arriving by plane in May, it wasn't until two weeks ago that it lifted all remaining restrictions Read More...
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Carnival Corporation Upgrading Global Fleet with New Energy
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 04 August, 2022
Carnival Corporation today announced the rollout of comprehensive technology upgrades called Service Power Packages across its global fleet to further improve energy savings and reduce fuel consumption, according to a press release. The upgrades include ongoing installations through 2023 on ships from the company's nine cruise line brands – Carnival Cruise Line Read More...
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You can now cruise to ‘Game of Thrones’ filming locations!
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 31 July, 2022
If you have been a fan of the Game of Thrones series, and wanted to sail to Westeros, here’s your chance. Sail Croatia is all set to offer you an immersive experience by taking its visitors to film locations on a cruise. It will be a seven-day voyage that will sail along the Dalmatian Coast, beginning and ending in the city of Split on the Adriatic Sea Read More...
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Quark Expeditions Launches Arctic and Antarctic Sale
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 30 July, 2022
Quark Expeditions has introduced a 25 percent sale on specific Arctic and Antarctic itineraries valid until September 30, 2022, as part of its summer sale, according to a press release. The Ultramarine will take guests to destinations such as Greenland, the Canadian and Norwegian Arctic, and Antarctica, according to the company Read More...
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American Queen Voyages Rolls Out Free Roundtrip Air on 2023 Voyages
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 30 July, 2022
American Queen Voyages is providing a complimentary roundtrip air option on select sailings from 30 destinations in 2023 for bookings completed by August 31, 2022, according to a press release. The offer applies to any vessel in the cruise line's fleet, with itineraries sailing from February to December 2023, according to the company Read More...
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New Norwegian Cruise Line Ships Through 2027
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 24 July, 2022
In a new phase of fleet expansion, Norwegian Cruise Line is set to grown its guest capacity by 50 percent by 2027. With the Norwegian Prima entering service soon, the brand is introducing a new six-ship class which will add nearly 20,000 berths to its fleet. Here’s the complete list of ships presently on order for Norwegian Cruise Line Read More...
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Quark Expeditions Launches Greenland Expedition
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 23 July, 2022
Quark Expeditions debuted its “Greenland Adventure: Explore by Sea, Land and Air” itinerary last week with a nine-day expedition aboard the Ultramarine, according to a press release. “The culture and expertise of the people of South Greenland have been woven into these voyages. Ultramarine’s twin-engine helicopters now transport guests to remote Read More...
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Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Expands 2024 Mediterranean Season
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 17 July, 2022
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has launched its Mediterranean season from April through November 2024 with 21 voyages in the region onboard the Evrima, according to a press release. The Evrima will make port calls to a number of Greek and Balearic Islands as well as the French Riviera Read More...
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Disney Cruise Wish to Set Sail on Maiden Voyage
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 14 July, 2022
The Disney Wish is officially entering service in Port Canaveral today. After nearly a month of inaugural celebrations, the new Disney Cruise Line vessel is receiving its first paying guests. For its maiden voyage, the LNG-powered ship is departing on a five-night cruise to Bahamas Read More...
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Singapore cruise industry resumes port calls
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 11 July, 2022
Singapore-based cruise ships started making port calls to neighbouring countries in July. This is the first time this is happening since the Covid-19 pandemic struck the world and closed international cruises for a time. The first ports of call were Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas and Resorts World Cruises’ Genting Dream which docked at Port Klang in Malaysia Read More...
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Norwegian Cruise scraps Covid testing for select voyages
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 07 July, 2022
Passengers boarding Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings ships won’t have to take Covid-19 tests from next month unless required by local law, the US cruise operator said on Wednesday as the crucial summer sailing season gathers steam. Cruises setting sail from the United States, Canada or Greece’s Piraeus will still require pre-cruise Covid testing Read More...
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Norwegian Cruise Line Adds Asia Itineraries for 2023-2024 Season
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 24 June, 2022
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Jewel will return to Asia for the 2023-2024 cruise season, her second consecutive one in the area, with 12 sailings ranging from 10 to 12 days, and a 16-day “Extraordinary Journey” from Seattle, Washington to Tokyo, Japan, according to a press release Read More...
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Royal Caribbean International Fleet Locations
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 17 June, 2022
Royal Caribbean International recently marked the return to service of its entire fleet. Cruise Industry News tracked down the location and status of the company’s fleet as of June 17, 2022 Read More...
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Singapore set to resume cruises to somewhere
  • www.tradewindsnews.com
  • 06 June, 2022
Singaporeans will soon be able to sail on cruises to a foreign destination after nearly two years of cruises to nowhere. Royal Caribbean International said its 169,000-gt Spectrum of the Seas (built 2019) will begin sailing to Penang and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia from 30 June 2022 Read More...
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Musica Marks MSC Cruises’ Full Return to Service
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 05 June, 2022
The MSC Musica is resuming service today in Italy, marking the return to revenue operations of the entire MSC Cruises fleet. One of the first cruise lines to welcome guests back during the pandemic, MSC has been sailing since August 2020. After months of limited operations in Europe Read More...
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Phuket readies for first cruise liners
  • www.thephuketnews.com
  • 23 May, 2022
Capt Thammawat Malaisukarin, of the Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command, based in Phuket, today (May 23) called for relevant agencies to coordinate their efforts to create a standard operating procedure for cruise operators to comply with in order to streamline organising their tours to the region Read More...
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MSC Cruises' Summer Shore Excursions Target Sustainability
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 09 May, 2022
MSC Cruises’ summer 2022 program of shore excursions will have its strongest ever focus on minimizing the environmental impact of land-based tours and supporting nature-positive activities, the company said, in a press release. More electric and hybrid shuttle buses will be used for guests Read More...
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Visakhapatnam's cruise tourism raises hopes
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 08 May, 2022
The port city is set to get another tourist attraction in the form of cruises. The new attraction will become a reality this summer as Cordelia Cruises has announced the schedule of a cruise from Chennai to Pondicherry via Visakhapatnam Read More...
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Jamaica Tourist Board to debut at Arabian Travel Market
  • www.tradearabia.com
  • 01 May, 2022
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has announced its participation during the 2022 edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in a bid to develop and deepen trade relationships within the Middle East’s travel industry Read More...
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Costa Venezia Set to Sail New Program from Istanbul
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 30 April, 2022
Costa Venezia’s new cruises to Turkey and Greece will make their debut from Istanbul on May 1. Costa said the new deployment marks the collaboration between itself, Turkish Airlines, the Turkish National Tourist Board and Galataport Istanbul Read More...
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Alaska's cruise season starts as industry hopes for revival
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 26 April, 2022
The first large cruise ship of the season has arrived in Alaska, marking the start of what industry and tourism officials expect will be a more robust travel year after two pandemic-stunted seasons Read More...
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Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas Welcomes Guests Back in Los Angeles
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 23 April, 2022
After a long operational pause, the Radiance of the Seas is welcoming guests back in Los Angeles today. As the 22nd vessel to resume revenue service for Royal Caribbean International, the ship is kicking off its return season with a repositioning cruise to Canada Read More...
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Norwegian Cruise Line NFTs Now Open for Auction
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 13 April, 2022
Norwegian Cruise Line today launched its NCL NFT marketplace, enabling fans to own a piece of history with their win or purchase of NFTs which showcase the art and inspiration for the company's newest vessels, Norwegian Prima and Viva Read More...
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Royal Caribbean Cruise Demand Surges Reports Record Bookings
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 08 April, 2022
Royal Caribbean International set two new records last week with the largest single booking day and the highest volume booking week, March 26 – April 1, in its 53-year history, according to a press release. The news came after Carnival Cruise Line also reported record bookings in March Read More...
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Cruising returns to Canada: First major ship to stop in Victoria, Vancouver after 2 years
  • www.usatoday.com
  • 08 April, 2022
Starting Saturday, cruise ships once again make port calls in Canada after a two-year pause due to COVID-19. Holland America Line's Koningsdam ship will be the first ship to dock in Victoria, Canada, in 905 days since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the cruise line said in a news release provided by spokesperson Erik Elvejord Read More...
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Norwegian Star Welcomes Passengers Back in Spain
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 03 April, 2022
After a two-year hiatus, the Norwegian Star is welcoming passengers back in Spain today. As the 14th ship to resume service for Norwegian Cruise Line, the vessel is kicking off a European program that includes itineraries in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe Read More...
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CDC removes all warnings against cruise travel
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 02 April, 2022
In a latest COVID update, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has removed its warning against cruise ship travel. So travellers can now plan cruise trips without going through any COVID protocols. It’s nearly after two years of pandemic that the CDC Read More...
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Seven Seas Voyager Marks Regent’s Full Return to Service
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 26 March, 2022
The Seven Seas Voyager is resuming revenue operations for Regent Seven Seas Cruises today in Europe. The return of the 700-guest vessel also marks a milestone for the luxury brand: its full return to service for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. Since first welcoming guests back in September 2021, the company has added all of its five-ship fleet back into revenue service Read More...
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Carnival Seeing Some Cruises At Over 100 Percent Occupancy
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 22 March, 2022
Carnival Corporation has run more than 40 sailings at over 100 percent occupancy this year, said President and CEO Arnold Donald, speaking on the company’s first quarter business update call on Tuesday. Donald said the good performances were “more North American orientated” and not just for the Carnival Cruise Line brand Read More...
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Regent Seven Seas Unveils New Shore Ex Concept
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 20 March, 2022
Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced two new shore excursion concepts which it said are designed to further enhance its immersive destination experiences. Known as the Behind the Design and Eco-Connect tours invite travelers to explore destination from unique Read More...
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Carnival Launches VeriFLY Digital Health Wallet In All Homeports
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 10 March, 2022
Carnival Cruise Line is making health screening simpler and quicker for guests, according to a press release. After a successful pilot of VeriFLY by Daon, a secure and free digital health app allowing vaccinated guests to easily submit pre-embarkation information, Carnival has launched the app fleetwide for all ships in all of its U.S. homeports Read More...
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American Cruise Line Kicks Off 2022 Season
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 10 March, 2022
American Cruise Lines has officially opened its 2022 cruise season, the company announced in a press release. On Saturday, Feb. 26, the riverboat American Heritage and the coastal cruise ships American Independence and American Star kicked off the season, offering cruises on the Mississippi River and the Southeast of the United States Read More...
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Jamaica - World's Largest Cruise Ship Arrives In November
  • jis.gov.jm
  • 23 February, 2022
Jamaica will be hosting Royal Caribbean’s flagship Oasis class vessel and the world’s largest cruise ship, Wonder of the Seas, in November. According to Royal Caribbean’s western Caribbean itinerary for 2022, Wonder of the Seas, which is due to begin its maiden voyage from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to the eastern Caribbean on March 4, will arrive in Falmouth Read More...
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Abu Dhabi’s Sir Bani Yas island is ready for cruises
  • gulfnews.com
  • 17 February, 2022
Abu Dhabi Ports Group inaugurated a new jetty at Sir Bani Yas Cruise Beach. The new Jetty will allow two vessels to dock simultaneously, which will enable more than 5,000 passengers to embark and disembark at an accelerated rate at Sir Bani Yas Cruise Beach Read More...
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Lindblad Expeditions Reveals Two New Alaska Itineraries
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 14 February, 2022
Lindblad Expeditions is adding new options in Alaska as it builds summer capacity in the region. After recently adding National Geographic Sea Lion, the cruise line has just announced that National Geographic Orion will also embark on two expeditions this summer that will take guests into and beyond Alaska's Inside Passage to untrammeled Read More...
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Australian cruise industry to restart within months
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 13 February, 2022
Australia's Health Minister Greg Hunt has flagged a resumption of the cruise ship industry within months. The federal government on Friday extended the human biosecurity period, under which international cruise ships capable of carrying more than 100 passengers have been banned from Australian waters since March 2020, until April 17, reports xinhua news agency Read More...
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Qatar Tourism announces new superyacht luxury cruises from Qatar
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 06 February, 2022
Qatar Tourism has announced new superyacht luxury cruises in partnership with Emerald Cruises, sailing from Doha launching in January 2023. Emerald Azzurra will offer a seven-night, eight-day itineraries from Doha, with stops at Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi; Khasab, Oman; Fujairah, UAE; Zighy Bay, Oman; and Dubai and vice versa Read More...
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Royal Caribbean Cruise Bookings Surge Back to Pre-Omicron Levels
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 05 February, 2022
"In fact, in the last week of January, bookings returned to pre-Omicron levels, and we expect demand recovery to accelerate as the variant subsides," said Jason Liberty, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean Group, on the company's year end and fourth quarter earnings call Read More...
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Celebrity Infinity Sail in Caribbean for Summer 2022
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 29 January, 2022
The Celebrity Infinity will sail in the Caribbean in 2022, offering seven-night sailings to destinations including Belize, Key West, Bimini, the Dominican Republic, and more. Starting on June 25, 2022, the Celebrity Infinity will sail from Port Everglades to Fort Lauderdale, embarking on both Read More...
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Royal Caribbean World’s Largest Cruise Ship Completes Handover and Departs
  • www.maritime-executive.com
  • 28 January, 2022
Royal Caribbean Group is celebrating the final handover of its newest cruise ship, which is also the largest cruise ship in the world. The fifth ship of the Oasis class, the Wonder of the Seas, departed Marseille, France on January 27 with her AIS showing the vessel is heading to Cyprus before a scheduled repositioning to Florida Read More...
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Lindblad Expeditions: ‘2022 Alaska Season Off to a Great Start’
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 21 January, 2022
Lindblad Expeditions has announced that it is heading towards a “successful and spirited season in 2022.” “Bookings have exceeded expectations, and with the 62-guest National Geographic Sea Bird almost sold out, (we) have added her sister ship Read More...
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Carnival Fleet entire set to Cruise by May
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 21 January, 2022
While most of Carnival Cruise Line’s 24-ship fleet is now sailing again, five ships continue to sit idle awaiting their service returns. Completing the company’s U.S.-based fleet, three ships are resuming guest operations in March. Carnival’s two Australia-based vessels are currently Read More...
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Norwegian Cruise Line introduces Norwegian Viva
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 15 January, 2022
Norwegian Cruise Line(NCL) recently unveiled Norwegian Viva, the next ship in its brand-new Prima Class. Providing guests with experiences including more wide-open spaces, thoughtful design and service, Norwegian Viva Read More...
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World Dream Receives SG SafeEvent Certification
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 10 January, 2022
The World Dream has received the SG SafeEvent Certification launched by Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS). According to Dream Cruises, the 3,400-passenger ship is the first cruise vessel to receive the certification Read More...
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Barbados Simplifies Cruise Protocols
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 07 January, 2022
The island of Barbados has announced its port entry protocols that are meant to simplify destination exploration in a safe and responsible way through tours and shore excursions beyond the cruise ship Read More...
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Dream Cruises Officially Resumes Homeport Deployment in Taiwan
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 31 December, 2021
Dream Cruises has officially ended its seven-month hiatus of cruising in Taiwan today with the resumption of the Explorer Dream’s Super Seacation itinerary out of Keelung, where guests of the inaugural sailing will enjoy a two-night cruise to Hualian in celebration of the New Year Read More...
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Royal Caribbean adds 3 Ships Into Service
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 24 December, 2021
Continuing its restart plan, Royal Caribbean International ends this year with 20 ships back in service around the world. The brand is adding three more vessels in December, as well as returning to homeport operations in Baltimore Read More...
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Norwegian Pearl Resumes Service in Miami
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 23 December, 2021
Another Norwegian Cruise Line ship is resuming service today as the Norwegian Pearl welcomes guests back in Miami. After a 21-month operational pause, the vessel is kicking off a series of Bahamas, Panama Canal and Caribbean cruises Read More...
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Hong Kong Tourism Board Extends Flagship Events on Cruises
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 20 December, 2021
Hong Kong Tourism Board has extended its events to create themed cruise programs in partnership with cruise companies, Dream Cruises and Royal Caribbean International. This was announced in a press release Read More...
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Carnival Corp Celebrates Opening of Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal
  • www.rustourismnews.com
  • 20 December, 2021
Carnival Corporation celebrated the official opening of Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal with Shamal Holding following their strategic partnership signed in 2018 to develop the new cruise port as the main hub for cruise tourism in Dubai Read More...
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Goa: Marmugao Port to soon start river cruise services
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 13 December, 2021
River cruise services at the Marmugao Port in Goa will soon begin on all the proposed routes with its FRP double-deck boats to give the tourists a complete experience of Goan culture and history. Union Minister for Ports Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal, who inaugurated the river cruise services at the Marmugao Port in Goa Read More...
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Vidanta Cruises Preparing for Early 2022 Start
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 13 December, 2021
Newcomer Vidanta Cruises is preparing for an early 2022 start to its cruise program. The 298-guest Vidanta Elegant was originally scheduled to enter service in late 2019, which saw delays and then was further pushed back by the COVID-19 pandemic Read More...
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Carnival Ships Resuming Service in December
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 09 December, 2021
Carnival Cruise Line will close out 2021 with a total of 18 cruise ships back in revenue operation. In December, while one ship is being taking out of service for emergency repairs, four vessels are welcoming guests back Read More...
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Norwegian Cruise Line Launches 'Greatest Deal'
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 04 December, 2021
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has opened for sale the most itineraries at once in its history, unveiling sailings from 35 departure ports – including brand-new NCL homeports in Haifa, Israel and La Romana, Dominican Republic. The announcement includes Australia Read More...
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Cordelia Cruises announces 100% occupancy
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 24 November, 2021
Cordelia Cruises has been the one of the top choices of vacations for Indian families, thus, giving a boost to the travel and tourism industry in the country. The festive season coming up is witnessing encouraging numbers with important dates already completely sold out Read More...
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Norwegian Cruise eyes return to profitability
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 04 November, 2021
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd on Wednesday forecast a return to profitability in the second half of 2022, as the US travel and tourism industry claws back from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Cruise operators recorded billion-dollar losses last year as many ships anchored Read More...
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Carnival Cruise Ship Occupancies On the Rise
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 31 October, 2021
The new Carnival Mardi Gras is sailing at nearly 85 percent occupancy in the Caribbean, according to a social media post from John Heald, the company's brand ambassador. Heald said that for that this current sailing of the Mardi Gras Read More...
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Celebrity Cruise to Sail from Los Angeles on Pacific Coast Cruises in 2023
  • www.cruisehive.com
  • 14 October, 2021
Celebrity Eclipse will be sailing from Los Angeles in 2023 on a wide variety of Pacific Coast cruises. The cruise line will be operational on the entire North American Pacific coastline. It also released Alaska sailings from Vancouver and Seattle earlier this week Read More...
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Norwegian Cruise Line Ships Currently in Service
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 02 October, 2021
On Sept. 26, the Norwegian Breakaway became the latest ship to restart operations for Norwegian Cruise Line. The brand now has six vessels in service, sailing to Alaska, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and Bermuda. Cruise Industry News has compiled all the details about Read More...
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Norwegian Breakaway Resumes Service From New York City
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 26 September, 2021
With its sixth ship resuming service today, Norwegian Cruise Line is returning to New York City. Sailing from Manhattan, the Norwegian Breakaway is welcoming guests back for a Bermuda cruise after an 18-month operational pause Read More...
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Royal Caribbean’s New Wonder of the Seas Comes With New Features
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 18 September, 2021
Being the largest ship in the world means plenty of space for new features. The 5,480-guest Wonder of the Seas – like all Royal Caribbean International Oasis-class ships – encompasses the neighborhood concept, albeit with the addition Read More...
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Oceania Cruises Sets A New Single Day Booking Record
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 17 September, 2021
Oceania Cruises announced it has set an all-time single day booking record that surpassed the most recent record by nearly 60 percent. While the most recent record was for a full season of sailings across six ships Read More...
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Carnival Pride Back Cruising; Sails from Baltimore
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 12 September, 2021
Carnival Cruise Line set sail from the Port of Baltimore as the Carnival Pride departed today on a seven-day cruise to The Bahamas, visiting Nassau, Freeport and Half Moon Cay. Prior to departure, a “Back to Fun” event was held in the terminal during which Carnival President Christine Duffy Read More...
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IRCTC launch India's first luxury cruise liner
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 11 September, 2021
IRCTC said guests onboard the ship will have an experience of sailing to some of the best Indian and international destinations like Goa, Diu, Lakshadweep, Kochi, and Sri Lanka Read More...
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Royal Caribbean’s: Oasis of the Seas Set to Resume Cruise Service
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 05 September, 2021
After a 17-month pause, the Oasis of the Seas is back in cruise service for Royal Caribbean International. Sailing on its first post-pandemic commercial cruise later today, the first Oasis-Class vessel is launching service from Bayonne, in the New York region Read More...
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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Brand by Brand Restart
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 04 September, 2021
With two brands and four ships now in service, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is speeding up its restart plan. From now through December, 13 additional vessels are set to welcome guests back Read More...
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Oceania Cruises Officially Resumes Sailing
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 29 August, 2021
Oceania Cruises has welcomed guests across the gangway for the first time in 524 days as the Marina departed from the port of Copenhagen on Sunday. It was the first ship to sail from the port since 2019 Read More...
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NCL’s Norwegian Prima floats out
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 28 August, 2021
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) announced that its new ship Norwegian Prima was floated out from her drydock at Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera (Venice), Italy, marking a major construction milestone and the first time the new vessel touches water Read More...
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Venice is open for tourists, but not cruise ships
  • www.livemint.com
  • 22 August, 2021
Gianluigi Rizo, a porter at Venice’s iconic Piazza San Marco, pushes a cart of luggage as scores of tourists hop off water taxis, coming in from the airport through the medieval city’s canals Read More...
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Carnival Panorama Marks Carnival Return to the West Coast
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 21 August, 2021
Carnival Cruise Line is returning to the West Coast this Saturday, as the Carnival Panorama resumes service in California. Based in Long Beach, the 2019-built vessel is departing today on a seven-night cruise to the Mexican Riviera Read More...
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Miami: Symphony of the Seas Welcomes Cruise Passengers Back
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 14 August, 2021
The world’s largest cruise ship is welcoming the passengers back today. Sailing from Miami, the Symphony of the Seas is relaunching service for Royal Caribbean International with a seven-night cruise to the Western Caribbean Read More...
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Norwegian Cruise Line Floats Out Newest Ship
  • www.travelpulse.com
  • 13 August, 2021
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) announced its new ship, Norwegian Prima, reached another major construction milestone after it was floated out from her drydock at Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy Read More...
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Norwegian Targets Early 2022 for Australia and Asia Cruises
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 08 August, 2021
Norwegian Cruise Line is hoping to be back in Australia and Asia in early 2022, according to Harry Sommer, president and CEO of the Norwegian Cruise Line brand. While the Australia and New Zealand governments have currently banned most cruises Read More...
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Cordelia cruises plan to start sailings from September 2021
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 07 August, 2021
With the coronavirus situation improving after the unprecedented second wave, Cordelia cruises is all set to resume sailing operations from September 2021. While their maiden cruise was cancelled by the deadly second wave, the team is upbeat and cautiously optimistic that they can travel freely again Read More...
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CRUISE: International cruises from England to restart
  • www.bbc.com
  • 30 July, 2021
International cruises will be able to start again from England from 2 August after a 16-month break. People arriving at UK ports who have been fully vaccinated in the US and the EU will also not have to quarantine, the UK government said Read More...
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PRINCESS CRUISES, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE resume US sailings this weekend
  • www.usatoday.com
  • 24 July, 2021
Two Carnival Corp. subsidiary cruise lines are restarting service in the U.S. this weekend. Holland America Line is kicking off its Alaska cruise season this weekend, with its Nieuw Amsterdam ship departing the Port of Seattle Saturday Read More...
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CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE: Unvaccinated Floridians need travel insurance to sail
  • www.wfla.com
  • 13 July, 2021
TAMPA, Fla (WFLA) — Carnival Cruise Line has added a new requirement for unvaccinated Floridians wanting to go on cruises while on vacation. Effective July 31, those over the age of 12 who aren’t vaccinated will need to buy travel insurance for cruises leaving Florida homeports Read More...
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These EXPEDITION CRUISE LINES are operating Right Now
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 11 July, 2021
Expedition cruising is no longer a distant dream, with a handful of cruise lines already operating voyages in the Galapagos, Alaska, Iceland, France, the Mediterranean and Australia. More will be joining in later in 2021 Read More...
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CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE launches first ship from US port since onset of COVID-19 pandemic
  • www.usatoday.com
  • 3 July, 2021
Carnival Cruise Line, Carnival Corp.'s flagship line, is once again launching ships with paying passengers from U.S. ports. Carnival Vista departed the Port of Galveston in Texas Saturday afternoon for a weeklong cruise with stops in Mahogany Bay Read More...
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ROYAL CARIBBEAN says unvaccinated travelers on Florida cruises must have travel insurance
  • www.cnbc.com
  • 29 June, 2021
On Aug. 1, the vaccination requirement takes effect for travelers over age 12. The company said any travelers who aren’t yet eligible for vaccines will have to show a negative Covid test result and follow certain health protocols Read More...
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ROYAL CARIBBEAN sails first ‘simulator’ cruise ship from Miami, as industry set to restart
  • www.flkeysnews.com
  • 21 June, 2021
A Royal Caribbean International cruise ship left from PortMiami with 600 passengers on board Sunday evening — part of a test sail trip as the cruise industry gears up for a grand restart later this summer. The two-day trip on the Freedom of the Seas is a simulation with volunteer passengers Read More...
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First US trial cruise testing Covid safety protocols sets sail
  • edition.cnn.com
  • 21 June, 2021
(CNN) — A trial cruise set sail from Miami on Sunday evening, putting the cruise industry one step closer to resuming operations out of US ports, 15 months after the Covid-19 pandemic brought cruises to a halt in the United States Read More...
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‘Friends’-themed cruise to set sail in May 2022, offer ‘immersive vacation experience’ for fans
  • abc-7.com
  • 13 June, 2021
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. / CNN — First, the “Friends” reunion, now the “Friends” cruise. A nautical vacation dedicated to the beloved ’90s sitcom will be setting sail from Florida in May 2022 Read More...
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Cruises from US to resume sailing this summer after 15 months
  • www.news4jax.com
  • 13 June, 2021
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The cruise industry took a hard hit from the pandemic with 15 months of no cruises being on the water. Celebrity Cruises announced last week it had received to OK from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to begin seven-night Caribbean Read More...
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How cruise ship cabins are changing to better serve groups and families
  • www.cntraveler.com
  • 11 June, 2021
Cruise ship cabins are often thought of as being cramped spaces with tiny bathrooms and little in the way of storage for guests embarking on a weeklong vacation to island paradises. But that way of thinking is in the past. Cruise lines are not only reimagining their staterooms Read More...
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CELEBRITY MILLENNIUM Becomes First Cruise To Set Sail With Paying Passengers
  • miami.cbslocal.com
  • 7 June, 2021
MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Miami-based Royal Caribbean Group sailed its first cruise ship on Saturday with its first paying passengers in North America since the pandemic caused an industry wide shutdown Read More...
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Russia: Petersburg welcomes first cruise ship since 2019
  • www.kfsk.org
  • 3 June, 2021
After more than a year without cruise ship dockings, Petersburg on Wednesday morning saw its first visit from one of the ships scheduled to stop here in 2021. The 104-foot Alaskan Dream tied up in Petersburg’s harbor as guests enjoyed a show of Norwegian dancing and the crew prepared Read More...
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Disney Cruise Line announces new test cruises
  • cruise.blog
  • 1 June, 2021
Disney Cruise Line has received approval to start test cruises at the end of this month. Thomas Mazloum, President, Disney Signature Experiences, shared an update with the news that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has given the line permission to do test cruises Read More...
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Seattle : Cruise ships returning to Seattle as pandemic restrictions ease
  • crosscut.com
  • 28 May, 2021
The floor-to-ceiling windows in the Olympic Room at the Bell Street Cruise Terminal at Pier 66 frame a postcard view of the Olympic Mountains set against Elliott Bay. In March 2020, Port of Seattle cruise operations director Mike McLaughlin wasn’t admiring the view Read More...
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Here Are the Cruise Lines Resuming Service in Europe
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 24 May, 2021
A number of cruise lines are already back in service in Europe with more to follow in the coming weeks and months Read More...
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Cruises: Princess, Holland America, Carnival announce July cruises in Alaska
  • www.seatrade-cruise.com
  • 20 May, 2021
The news immediately follows Congress's passage of a cruise ship cabotage temporary waiver for Alaska operations which is on its way to President Biden to sign into law. Plans for the lines' itineraries to fulfill obligations under the Passenger Vessel Services Act waiver are expected to be approved Read More...
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Oceania cruises Unveils OceaniaNEXT Culinary and Service Enhancements
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 16 May, 2021
Oceania Cruises has announced its first product enhancements rolling out fleetwide part of the OceaniaNEXT program. The cruise line said in a press release that during the pause in operations its team has continued to find creative ways to evolve the onboard culinary experience and service Read More...
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Princess Cruise plans 16 Canada/New England cruises in 2023
  • www.seatrade-cruise.com
  • 4 May, 2021
Regal Princess will sail weeklong round-trips from New York visiting Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor, Saint John and Halifax. Cruises depart Sept. 16, 23 and 30 and Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28 Read More...
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US cruises could restart in mid-July with 95% of passengers fully vaccinated, CDC says
  • www.usatoday.com
  • 29 April, 2021
Cruising could restart in midsummer in American waters, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said late Wednesday in a letter to the cruise industry that USA TODAY obtained Read More...
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Norwegian Cruise Line Prepares for Resumption of Cruising from Barcelona and Rome
  • finance.yahoo.com
  • 28 April, 2021
MIAMI, April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel, today announced a further restart of operations in Europe from the homeports of Barcelona and Rome with previously scheduled port-intensive itineraries to the Mediterranean Read More...
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OCEANIA Cruises Announces Restart of Cruise Operations in August 2021
  • finance.yahoo.com
  • 28 April, 2021
MIAMI, April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Oceania Cruises, the world's leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, announced that it will resume cruise operations with the 1,250-guest Marina in August, beginning with sailings to Scandinavia and Western Europe Read More...
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MSC Cruises reveals 2021/22 Red Sea sailings, signs deal with Cruise Saudi
  • www.seatrade-cruise.com
  • 27 April, 2021
Meeting in Riyadh, MSC Cruises Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vago and Fawaz Farooqui, MD, Cruise Saudi signed the document, with Vago stating, ‘Having witnessed at first-hand the richness of the local heritage, I am impressed with Saudi Arabia’s ability to preserve its traditions and culture Read More...
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CARNIVAL Partnership Aims to Help Get Cruise Ships Back to Service
  • www.cruisehive.com
  • 26 April, 2021
The road to a resumption of cruising worldwide is not as easy as it may sound. To that effect, Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise operator, has now contracted Bureau Veritas to support the ships that will be sailing in the upcoming months and those that are sailing Read More...
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QATAR becomes Homeport for Domestic Cruise Program
  • www.maritime-executive.com
  • 02 February, 2021
Qatar is poised to become the next country to permit the resumption of cruising on a limited basis. Following a similar model as other countries that permitted cruises for citizens and residents, Qatar will host a short program of cruises in March 2021 Read More...
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CDC to Make Masks Mandatory in Cruise Terminals, Cruise Ships in the U.S.
  • www.cruisecritic.com
  • 02 February, 2021
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced it will make face masks mandatory on all forms of transportation within the United States, including aboard cruise ships and inside cruise terminals across the country Read More...
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When Royal Caribbean Ships May Cruise Again
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 23 January, 2021
Royal Caribbean International returned to cruise service out of Singapore with the Quantum of the Seas, but the rest of the fleet remains out of service. The Miami-based cruise line could start cruising as May, however, according to announced deployment and cruises for sale on the line's website Read More...
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COSTA CRUISE resumes its Cruise Program in Italy from March 13 with Costa Smeralda
  • www.prnewswire.com
  • 22 January, 2021
GENOA, Italy, Jan. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a careful evaluation of the measures contained in the Italian government decree currently in force in Italy, Costa Crociere has decided to postpone the restart of its ships to March 13, 2021 Read More...
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MSC CRUISE to Cruise Again on January 24
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 18 January, 2021
MSC Cruises announced today that the MSC Grandiosa will return to sea on January 24, according to a press release. Following the latest ministerial decree issued by the Italian government and related updated health measures, the ship will resume her planned weekly cruises leaving every Sunday from Genoa, Italy and calling the Italian ports of Civitavecchia, Naples Read More...
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GROOVE CRUISE returning in 2022 on Royal Caribbean Cruise
  • www.groovecruise.com
  • 12 January, 2021
In lieu of easing concerns of a potential postponement or cancelation, we at Whet Travel have created a Cruise with Confidence and Best Price Guarantee to protect those who book. ‘Cancel for Any Reason’ Travel insurance is also available (for most states) for additional protection Read More...
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DISNEY CRUISE LINE reveals first look at interior for new ship Disney Wish
  • www.foxbusiness.com
  • 27 December, 2020
Disney recently revealed a new look at one of its upcoming cruise ships, the Disney Wish. While the boat isn’t scheduled to set sail until 2022, the company did show off some details on the ship’s interior design Read More...
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Cruise industry in China resumes operations
  • www.plenglish.com
  • 15 December, 2020
Beijing, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The departure of the Nanhai Dream cruise ship today marked the reactivation of this type of tourism in China, as evidence of the socioeconomic recovery that the country is experiencing after overcoming the worst stage of the confrontation with Covid-19 Read More...
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Princess Cruises Introduces Princess Promise
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 10 December, 2020
Princess Cruises introduces a new Princess Promise, offering greater peace of mind during a cruise vacation, according to a press release. Underscoring the cruise line’s already strong commitment to service, the Princess Promise reassures guests that Princess Read More...
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Princess Announces 2022 Alaska Cruise Program
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 7 December, 2020
Princess Cruises has announced its 2022 Alaska cruise and cruisetour program with six ships, including the line’s newest ship, Discovery Princess. Guests can choose from 12 cruise itineraries, plus 25 cruisetour options Read More...
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Discover Qatar Announces the Launch of Its First Expedition Cruise
  • www.rustourismnews.com
  • 7 December, 2020
Discover Qatar, the destination management subsidiary of Qatar Airways, has announced the launch of its very first expedition cruise series, which will offer guests an awe-inspiring experience while travelling in luxury and comfort around Qatar’s coastline Read More...
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St. Lawrence Cruise Lines Awarded Safe Travel Stamp
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 6 December, 2020
St. Lawrence Cruise Lines has announced that it has been awarded the Safe Travels stamp accreditation ahead of the 2021 cruising season. The Safe Travels stamp is an international symbol designed to help travelers recognize companies around the world that have adopted global standardized health and hygiene protocols Read More...
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New Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Floats Out
  • www.cruisehive.com
  • 29 November, 2020
Royal Caribbean’s second Quantum-ultra class cruise ship has floated out of the construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Work will continue on the vessel to make she’s ready to begin cruises in Spring 2021 Read More...
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ROYAL CARIBBEAN’S Black Friday 2020 pre-cruise planner sale
  • www.royalcaribbeanblog.com
  • 21 November, 2020
The Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals will be offered between November 25, 2020 - December 1, 2020 and is valid on cruised departing January 1, 2021 - December 1, 2021 Read More...
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GENTING launches first cruise out of Singapore since COVID-19
  • www.asgam.com
  • 9 November, 2020
Genting Cruise Lines launched its first cruise to nowhere from Singapore on Friday with around 1,400 passengers on board for what the company has dubbed its “Super Seacation.” With capacity limited to 50% of the maximum 3,400 passengers Read More...
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NORWEGIAN CRUISE launches New Future Cruise Program
  • www.cruiseradio.net
  • 8 November, 2020
For years, Norwegian Cruise Line has been offered a program known as Cruise Next. Essentially, it allowed passengers who were on a current cruise to put a downpayment on their next. As a reward for doing so, purchasers receive money Read More...
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JAPAN’S cruise ships set sail amid sea of COVID worries
  • www.asia.nikkei.com
  • 8 November, 2020
TOKYO -- With Japan's tourism picking up thanks to a government-subsidized travel campaign, large cruise ships resumed operations on Nov. 2. But despite onboard measures to eradicate or vastly reduce any threat of COVID-19 contamination -- based on the misfortune of the virus-infected Read More...
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VIKING CRUISE SHIP installs first COVID-19 testing facility for use on all passengers, crew
  • www.foxnews.com
  • 4 November, 2020
Switzerland-based cruise line Viking has completed construction of the first-ever “full-scale” PCR testing laboratory on a cruise ship, designed to allow for daily COVID-19 testing of all passengers and crew members on the Viking Star Read More...
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CDC lifts cruise ban, sets new COVID-19 requirements
  • www.miamiherald.com
  • 30 October, 2020
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention set the stage for the return of U.S. cruising with the Friday release of detailed requirements that could put ships back in operation in the coming months Read More...
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Singaporeans stuck on island seek private jets, daycations
  • www.themalaysianreserve.com
  • 30 October, 2020
WHETHER it’s chartering a private jet for a flight to nowhere or hiring a luxury yacht, some in Singapore are going to extraordinary lengths to cure the cabin fever that’s set in as a result of the coronavirus pandemic Read More...
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THAILAND : Cruise ships and yachts to dock in Thailand, visitors to enter on Special Tourist Visa
  • www.thethaiger.com
  • 29 October, 2020
Cruise ships and yachts will be allowed to dock in Thailand and visitors will be allowed disembark under the Special Tourist Visa. The new measure hasn’t been made official yet, but it will go into effect 30 days after it’s published in the Royal Gazette Read More...
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JAPAN CRUISE ships resuming domestic services
  • www.japantimes.co.jp
  • 26 October, 2020
Cruise ships are resuming domestic operations after long service suspensions caused by the novel coronavirus crisis. The Nippon Maru cruise ship operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Lines Ltd. departed the port of Niihama in Ehime Prefecture Read More...
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ROYAL CARIBBEAN : A look at Royal Caribbean's upgraded cruise ship facilities to combat COVID-19
  • www.royalcaribbeanblog.com
  • 18 October, 2020
When Royal Caribbean restarts cruises with Quantum of the Seas in Singapore, the cruise ship will feature a variety of enhancements meant to contain, treat, and isolate any possible COVID-19 threats Read More...
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SINGAPORE eyes launch of 'cruises to nowhere' to kickstart leisure travel amid coronavirus pandemic
  • www.foxnews.com
  • 4 October, 2020
It could be a while before cruises are back to normal, but if you miss the open seas, a “cruise to nowhere” might be just what you’re looking for. The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is reportedly working on protocols for “cruises to nowhere” to begin operating in Singapore Read More...
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PRINCESS CRUISE : Princess Confirms First West Coast Summer Program
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 2 October, 2020
Princess Cruise has announced a new summer season of cruises departing from Los Angeles in 2021, sailing to Mexico, the California Coast and also Alaska aboard the Crown Princess, now part of the MedallionClass of vessels Read More...
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Cruise industry plans for a safe and healthy return to the seas
  • www.king5.com
  • 29 September, 2020
SEATTLE — It's no secret that the cruise industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but many companies are planning for a comeback with new health and safety measures Read More...
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Cruise Lines submit safety recommendations
  • www.fox35orlando.com
  • 22 September, 2020
Cruise lines are getting one step closer to setting sail,recommending safety and health guidelines aboard ships Read More...
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Second MSC Cruise Ship to Restart Operations Soon
  • www.cruisehive.com
  • 13 September, 2020
MSC Magnifica will kick start cruises from October 19, 2020 with a series of seven cruises including an eight-night Christmas cruise departing on December 18 from Genoa, Italy Read More...
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Here are the cruise ships back in service
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 06 September, 2020
The cruise industry is mounting a comeback with ships restarting operations globally at reduced capacity levels. Here are the cruise ships currently back in service or planning restarts in September Read More...
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ROYAL CARIBBEAN floats out new Wonder of the Seas cruise ship
  • www.cruise.blog
  • 06 September, 2020
The construction of Wonder of the Seas, the largest cruise ship ever, hit a significant milestone on Saturday as the ship took to the water for the first time. Construction on Wonder of the Seas continues as the ship transferred to its outfitting dock Read More...
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GREAT LAKE CRUISE SHIPS issue coronavirus safety pledge for 2021
  • www.mlive.com
  • 21 August, 2020
With the 2020 season canceled due to coronavirus, Great Lakes cruise ships are looking ahead to 2021 with a “safety pledge.” Cruise the Great Lakes’ “pledge” outlines safety precautions cruise lines will take to keep passengers safe next year Read More...
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First Mediterranean cruise sets sail after virus tests
  • www.usatoday.com
  • 16 August, 2020
ROME – Cruise ship passengers were having their temperatures checked and taking COVID-19 tests Sunday so they could set sail on what is being billed as the first Mediterranean cruise after Italy’s pandemic lockdown Read More...
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TAIWAN : First country to resume cruise services amid pandemic
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 9 August, 2020
While other countries are still struggling with lockdown pressure, border shutdowns and a rising number of positive cases, Taiwan has become the first country in the world to restart cruise services. The country is being globally praised for its handling Read More...
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ITALIAN CRUISE LINES plan restart despite growing uncertainties
  • www.maritime-executive.com
  • 8 March, 2020
Two of Italy’s largest cruise operators confirmed that they are moving forward with plans towards resuming cruise operations. These moves come, however, as Italy stalled the efforts of one cruise line to restart operations and as new outbreaks of COVID-19 Read More...
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ROYAL CARIBBEAN CEO updates on resuming cruises, which ships will sail first and more
  • www.royalcaribbeanblog.com
  • 5 August, 2020
Royal Caribbean International President & CEO Michael Bayley spoke to travel advisors on a webinar and spoke on a number of commonly asked topics surrounding the current situation and the cruise line's recovery Read More...
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GREECE : Cruise ships return to Greece after four-month ban
  • www.newseu.cgtn.com
  • 3 August, 2020
Greece reopened six of its ports to cruise ships on Saturday, four months after they were banned because of COVID-19. But ships are not expected to dock at these ports until 20 August Read More...
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JALESH CRUISE : Cruise with confidence on Jalesh Cruises from 6th November 2020
  • www.prnewswire.com
  • 3 August, 2020
MUMBAI, India, Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- After four months of the country experiencing lockdown, home confinement, restricted movements and no summer vacations, it is now time for some unbelievably good news Read More...
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ITALIAN CRUISE Lines Plan Restart Despite Growing Uncertainties
  • www.maritime-executive.com
  • 3 August, 2020
Two of Italy’s largest cruise operators confirmed that they are moving forward with plans towards resuming cruise operations. These moves come, however, as Italy stalled the efforts of one cruise line to restart operations Read More...
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USA : Cruise ship that dominated Eastport gets ready to depart
  • www.sunjournal.com
  • 30 july, 2020
EASTPORT — A cruise ship that tied up in Eastport, Maine, during the pandemic is ready to set sail. The Oceania Riviera will depart this weekend for Europe. The 785-foot ship arrived in Eastport on June 14 Read More...
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Victory Cruise Line unveils New Health and Safety Protocols
  • www.victorycruiselines.com
  • 30 july, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the world for a loop, and I recognize the impact that it has had on your plans for travel. River cruising along with many other experiences Read More...
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INDIA : Global cruise terminal set for launch
  • www.thehindu.com
  • 28 july, 2020
India’s first full-fledged international cruise terminal at the Ernakulam Wharf on Willingdon Island and a 2.10-km-long walkway built by the Cochin Port Trust (CPT) using Central tourism Read More...
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SAUDI ARABIA : Cruise ships on the course for Red Sea tourist treasure
  • www.arabnews.com
  • 28 july, 2020
JEDDAH: Cruise ships were launched in the Red Sea as part of the “Break Free” domestic tourism campaign being held from June 25 to Sept. 30 and covering 10 tourist destinations around Saudi Arabia Read More...
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GREECE to reopen cruise travel from August 1
  • www.ekathimerini.com
  • 28 july, 2020
Greece will reopen cruise travel as of Saturday, August 1, Tourism Minister Haris Theocharis has confirmed. Cruise ships will be allowed to dock at the ports of Piraeus Read More...
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GENTING hints at Asian “cruise bubbles” as first cruise ship operations back underway
  • www.asgam.com
  • 28 july, 2020
Genting Cruise Lines has proposed the implementation of special “cruise bubbles” within certain selected regions after becoming the world’s first cruise ship operator Read More...
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GERMAN Cruise Ship sets sail
  • www.abcnews.go.com
  • 26 july, 2020
A German cruise ship has set sail for the first time since the industry was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, with strict precautions to keep passengers and crew as safe as possible Read More...
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ROYAL CARIBBEAN GROUP reinvents cruise industry’s safety drill
  • www.prnewswire.com
  • 24 july, 2020
Royal Caribbean Group is replacing one of the least-loved but most important parts of a cruise vacation – the safety drill – with Muster 2.0™, an entirely new approach to delivering safety information to guests. Read More...
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VIKING CRUISE announces 136-day, 27-country world cruise
  • www.foxbusiness.com
  • 23 july, 2020
Viking Cruises on Wednesday announced a 136-day, 27-country world cruise vacation option for 2021 and 2022. The 136-day package called the "2021-2022 Viking World Cruise" includes Read More...
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GENTING CRUISE’S Explorer Dream Ship prepares for Resuming Voyages
  • www.ship-technology.com
  • 20 july, 2020
Genting Cruise Lines has announced that the Explorer Dream cruise ship was deep-cleaned according to the EU standard ahead of its cruise itineraries in Taiwan Read More...
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Cruise Ships return to Danube with Strict Safety Rules on Board
  • www.usnews.com
  • 20 july, 2020
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - River cruises are making a quiet comeback on the Danube after the COVID-19 pandemic brought global tourism to a standstill and forced companies to suspend voyages Read More...
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Princess announces 2021-22 Caribbean and Panama Canal Seasons
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 20 july, 2020
In the Caribbean, the Caribbean Princess, Crown Princess, Enchanted Princess, Island Princess and Sky Princess offer cruisers a choice of 109 departures of 17 unique itineraries Read More...
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Cheapest months to take a Disney Cruise
  • www.cruise.blog
  • 14 july, 2020
Disney Cruise Line is a very popular choice for families that want to combine a family cruise vacation with their love for all things Mickey, but it is not a cheap vacation Read More...
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CARNIVAL’S German Cruise Brand to RESUME Sailings
  • www.barrons.com
  • 9 july, 2020
Carnival said its German brand, Aida Cruises, will resume sailings in August, giving some brief cheer Thursday to a stock that has lost about 70% of its value this year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read More...
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ANTIMICROBIAL PASSENGER and CREW CARDS launched for Cruise Ships by AMC Ltd
  • www.prnewswire.com
  • 9 july, 2020
Antimicrobial Cards Ltd has invented a world first method of applying antimicrobial lacquer to passenger ID cards issued at embarkation, on both sides of a card, using a small desktop coating machine at point of embarkation Read More...
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Carnival Cruise Line provides Ship, Itinerary updates
  • www.carnival.com
  • 8 july, 2020
Carnival Cruise Line’s highest responsibilities include the health and safety of our guests and crew. Coronavirus is a fluid situation and we continue to work closely with public health experts and the Cruise Lines Read More...
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Genting Cruise Lines to receive CIP-M Certification
  • www.rustourismnews.com
  • 7 july, 2020
Genting Cruise Lines announced that Dream Cruises’ Explorer Dream is the first cruise ship in the industry to receive the Certification in Infection Prevention for the Maritime industry (CIP-M) from the world’s leading classification society Read More...
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ROYAL CARIBBEAN and NORWEGIAN to partner on Health Protocols
  • www.forbes.com
  • 6 july, 2020
Royal Caribbean Group (RCL) and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCL) today announced a new collaboration designed to meet the unprecedented health and safety challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has posed to the cruise industry Read More...
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PANACHE CRUISES launches into the luxury cruise sector
  • www.cruisetradenews.com
  • 6 july, 2020
The cruise agency is helping to spearhead the relaunch of the luxury cruise market, launching today (6 July), and with big dreams, it aims to be the UK’s leading distributor of luxury cruises by 2025 Read More...
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ROYAL CARIBBEAN shares update on Cruising Start date and the Future of the buffet
  • www.travelpulse.com
Royal Caribbean is hoping to beat its competitors to the open seas. Assuming it will be safe to cruise again in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, which has shut down cruising since March Read More...
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EUROPEAN UNION publishes recommendations for cruise ships once cruises resume
  • www.royalcaribbeanblog.com
The European Union released 49 pages of general guidance for cruise ships that could be applied once cruise lines resume cruises following the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More...
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DREAM CRUISES to be 'first cruise line in the world' to resume operations in July amid coronavirus
  • www.usatoday.com
  • 29 June, 2020
Asian cruise line Dream Cruises announced Monday, amid the coronavirus pandemic, that some of its cruise operations will restart in July... Read More...
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AUGMENTED and VIRTUAL REALITY Bridges the Business Travel Gap in Age of COVID
  • www.dallasinnovates.com
  • 29 June, 2020
Dallas-based M2 Studio's Michael Potts, a self-described holographic architect, has built digital experiences for Klyde Warren Park, Texas Health Resources, and more... Read More...
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WIGHTLINK to return to operation on Saturday
  • www.breakingtravelnews.com
  • 29 June, 2020
Wightlink, a provider of cross-Solent travel, will begin transporting tourists to the Isle of Wight again on July 4th... Read More...
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Cruise Tourism might resume in August
  • www.ekathimerini.com
  • 24 June, 2020
It appears that cruise ships might be set to return to Greece’s seas following advanced talks involving all parties concerned, with the prospect of some cruise schedules gradually starting from August being possible according to the local representative of the Cruise Lines International Association... Read More...
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NORWAY launches first ocean cruise since pandemic lockdown
  • www.telegraph.co.uk
  • 16 June, 2020
There will be sunshine in the City of Rain today as the Hurtigruten ship Finnmarken sets off on a familiar 34-port journey from Bergen along the Norwegian coast to Kirkenes... Read More...
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NORWAY launches first ocean cruise since pandemic lockdown
  • www.telegraph.co.uk
  • 16 June, 2020
There will be sunshine in the City of Rain today as the Hurtigruten ship Finnmarken sets off on a familiar 34-port journey from Bergen along the Norwegian coast to Kirkenes... Read More...
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CRYSTAL CRUISES plans new Caribbean itineraries for autumn
  • www.cruisetradenews.com
  • 15 June, 2020
Luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises is planning its autumn return with two new Caribbean itineraries for October and November aboard Crystal... Read More...
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VIRGIN’s Second Cruise Ship Hits The Water
  • www.cruisetradenews.com
  • 15 June, 2020
Virgin Voyages' second newbuild, the Valiant Lady, was floated out recently at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy... Read More...
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JALESH CRUISES Future Pass: Book now and travel later
  • zeenews.india.com
  • 12 June, 2020
Mumbai Cruise ships are a great way to spend holidays and Jalesh Cruises, India’s first premium cruise liner, provides the best amenities to its patrons. Keeping the comfort of its travellers in mind, Jalesh Cruises has now gone a step ahead with its ‘Future Pass’ programme... Read More...
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Odisha govt (India) plans cruise service to boost tourism potential
  • travel.manoramaonline.com
  • 7 June, 2020
The Odisha government has decided to operate day cruise service at five selected water bodies with participation of the private sector, an official said on Saturday... Read More...
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CRUISE : This cutting-edge technology is likely to make cruise travel safe again
  • hindustantimes.com
  • 4 June, 2020
The cruise industry’s first phase of reopening is focusing on small, regional sailing, plying more rivers than oceans. But when the giant ships set sail again, with up to some 8,880 passengers and crew on board, they’ll have to be on the cutting edge of post-pandemic technology... Read More...
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AMERICAN Cruise Lines to resume operations in June
  • cruiseandferry.net
  • May 26, 2020
American Cruise Lines is to resume cruise operations in June, becoming the first cruise line in the USA to do so after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic... Read More...
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Cruises Are Coming Back. Here’s What They’ll Look Like
  • bloombergquint.com
  • May 23, 2020
(Bloomberg) -- While hotels across the world are struggling to keep the lights on, the cruise industry is already planning for initial trips to depart in several weeks. Amid the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, however, that will look considerably different from what regular cruisers have come to expect... Read More...