Cruise Updates

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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...