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

(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 from San Diego, Koningsdam follows the restart of Eurodam in Europe and Nieuw Amsterdam in... go to Article >

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

60 Days ago Travel Source: Feeds.cruisecritic.co.uk

(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

What Is Cruise Critic Ship of The Year? See The Editors' Picks for 2021

0 Days ago Travel Source: Cruisecritic.com

And the winner of Cruise Critic's Editors' Picks for Best New Cruise Ship is ... Wait a minute, let's back up before the big reveal, and take a minute to celebrate all the new cruise ships that came out in 2021, a year for cruise unlike any... read more

Norwegian Cruise Line Ship Changes COVID-19 Testing, Masking Requirements After Omicron Variant Discovered

0 Days ago Travel Source: Cruisecritic.com

All passengers and crew returning to New Orleans on December 5 after a one-week Western Caribbean sailing on the 3,963-passenger Norwegian Breakaway were tested for Covid-19 before they were allowed to leave the ship. The move, which is new for... read more

Carnival Takes Carnival Horizon Out of Service Until End of Year, Transfers Bookings to Two Other Vessels

3 Days ago Travel Source: Cruisecritic.com

(9:40 a.m. EST) -- Days after Carnival Cruise Line cancelled two cruises aboard Carnival Horizon, the line has pulled the vessel out of service through the end of the year, transferring passenger bookings to two other ships instead. The cruises... read more

Silversea Cruises Reveals Name, Details of New Class of Hybrid Ship

4 Days ago Travel Source: Cruisecritic.com

(9 a.m. EDT) -- Silversea Cruises will name its first hybrid-powered ship Silver Nova, launching in summer 2023. The 728-passenger ship, a significant jump in size compared with the line's current 596-passenger new-builds, will use Liquefied... read more

Queen Mary 2, Caribbean Princess Set Sail on Their First Cruises in 19 Months

5 Days ago Travel Source: Cruisecritic.com

(8:30 a.m. EST) -- Two additional cruise ships crossed major milestones recently, with Cunard Line and Princess Cruises both returning vessels to the high seas for the first time in over 19 months. Both Queen Mary 2 and Caribbean Princess had been... read more

Royal Caribbean Releases 2023 Alaskan Cruises For Booking

5 Days ago Travel Source: Cruisecritic.com

(12:45 p.m. - ET) - Royal Caribbean has just released its 2023 Alaska itineraries, which are now available for booking on the site starting at $430 per person for seven-night voyages. Four ships will run seven- to 10-night sailings throughout the... read more

More Cruise Lines To Require Vaccines For Kids Ages 5 And Up

6 Days ago Travel Source: Cruisecritic.com

(2:45 p.m. EST) -- Celebrity Cruises said Tuesday it would require all guests ages 5 and up to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The new rules take effect on February 1, 2022. Celebrity’s current health protocols, in effect... read more

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

6 Days ago Travel Source: Cruisecritic.com

(Updated 11 a.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 have... read more

Cruise Ships Return to Key West; Debate on Size Still Ongoing

7 Days ago Travel Source: Cruisecritic.com

(11 a.m. EST) – Cruise ships returned to the Florida Key West over the weekend for the first time since March 2020, giving vessels another popular place to stop on Caribbean itineraries. Azamara Quest and Crystal Serenity both stopped in Key West... read more

MSC Cruises Names MSC Virtuosa Cruise Ship in Dubai

8 Days ago Travel Source: Cruisecritic.com

(6:30 a.m. EDT) -- MSC Cruises officially named MSC Virtuosa in a glittering ceremony including music from Rag 'n' Bone Man, in Dubai over the weekend. Hollywood icon Sophia Loren is the godmother to MSC Virtuosa -- her 17th MSC Cruises' ship --... read more