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Carnival Cruise Line Scraps Terminal-Based COVID-19 Testing Plans

(2:27 p.m. EDT) -- Carnival Cruise Line has scrapped plans to offer mobile COVID-19 testing services at its U.S. homeports, saying the logistics of doing so are too complex. Just two weeks ago, Carnival announced it was working to set up mobile COVID-19 testing locations pierside to assist cruisers who are unable to get tested for... go to Article >

Tradewind Voyages Cancels Debut 2021-2022 Caribbean Cruise Program on Golden Horizon

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(9:15 a.m. EDT) -- The Caribbean is no longer on the horizon for startup cruise company Tradewind Voyages, with the line canceling its inaugural Caribbean program of 17 sailings between December 2021 and April 2022. Originally slated to take place... read more

Silversea Cruises Debuts Full-Ship Spa Program Otium: Exclusive First Look

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(2:45 p.m. EDT) -- With its new Otium wellness program, Silversea is fully embracing the concept of indulgence and integrating luxurious spa touches throughout the entire ship. Set to debut on Silver Dawn, which will start sailing in spring 2022,... read more

Royal Caribbean Cancels Ovation of the Seas' 2021/2022 Cruise Program in Australia

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(1:07 a.m. AEDT) -- With tight travel restrictions still in place and no fixed date from Australia's Federal Government for when cruising can resume, Royal Caribbean has pulled the plug on Ovation of the Seas' 2021/22 summer season out of Sydney.... read more

Cruise News Roundup: Celebrity Plans Mexican Rivera Return; Azamara Unveils New Itineraries; Disney Sails New Orleans Cruises in 2023

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(5:30 p.m. EDT) -- Cruise lines are already rolling out the itineraries and special features for cruises set to depart during winter 2023-2024 -- an unusual step that wouldn't necessarily have taken place in the pre-pandemic landscape. But with... read more

Which Cruise Ships Will Be Scrapped Or Taken Out of Service Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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(Updated 1:34 p.m. EST) -- Faced with declining revenues and a lack of passengers during the global COVID-19 pandemic, cruise lines around the world have taken on an unenviable task: Selling off older vessels for scrap. Most modern cruise ships... read more

Captain Kate McCue to Helm Celebrity Beyond in 2022

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(10:05 a.m. EDT) -- Celebrity Cruises Captain Kate McCue has officially been appointed master of the line's newest vessel, Celebrity Beyond, when it debuts in the spring of 2022. Captain Kate was appointed Thursday by Celebrity Cruises president... read more

Viking to Launch New Oceangoing Cruise Ship, Viking Saturn, In 2023

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(11:20 a.m. EDT) -- Viking will launch another oceangoing cruise ship in early 2023, the line revealed Wednesday. The 930-passenger Viking Saturn will join the fleet in early 2023. It will be a sister-ship to the pioneering oceangoing fleet Viking... read more

A Day at Virgin Voyages' Bimini Beach Club: Live From Scarlet Lady's First Cruise

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What makes the perfect beach club? It's a question that every cruise line has tried to get right in their private islands throughout the Caribbean, but particularly in The Bahamas. While there are some elements that remain the same for all cruise... read more

Holland America's Gus Antorcha Talks to Cruise Critic As Koningsdam Prepares to Sail

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(1:17 p.m. EDT) -- On Sunday, October 10, Holland America Line will officially restart its third vessel since the start of the global health pandemic, with Koningsdam setting sail for the first time in 19 months with paying passengers. Departing... read more

Royal Caribbean Brings Back Priority Program, The Key

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(3:46 p.m. EDT) -- Royal Caribbean is reportedly bringing back one of its most popular pre-cruise purchases: a priority access program known as The Key. Available for booking pre-cruise, The Key offers passengers a number of exclusive perks,... read more

Virgin Voyage News: Scarlet Lady Sets Out On U.S. "MerMaiden" Cruise

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(11:45 a.m. EDT) -- With free-flowing Champagne and mermen posing in the pools, Scarlet Lady left Miami Wednesday evening, marking Virgin Voyages' first revenue cruise in the United States. It had been a long time coming. Promising something hip... read more