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Carnival Cruises Granted Permission To Sail By CDC But Florida Threatens Fines

After months of struggle and wrangling with the CDC, it seems that now the ball is firmly in the court of the cruise lines, after the CDC granted Carnival with permission to resume their sailings from three different US ports. However, whilst the CDC has made concessions in recent weeks to allow sailing to resume, …

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Royal Caribbean Applies For Test Cruises And Hints At Fully Vaccinated Requirement

Following months of pandemic-induced inactivity, the ball is finally rolling in the cruise industry, with several cruise lines no doubt a flurry of activity behind the scenes as they race to get ready for a summer of sailing. Following the CDC’s announcements about restarting and simulated “test” cruises, cruise lines now have the opportunity to …

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Disney Set To Raise Park Capacity And Could Lift Mask Mandate

Having previously being limited to only getting their Disney fix by watching movies and series at home, Disney fans were handed some positive news this week following the CDC’s announcement that masks were no longer required for vaccinated travelers. As a result of the announcement, news broke yesterday that Disney was not only set to …

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Carnival Cancels Almost All July Cruises

As seasons go, the past few have been uncharacteristically quiet for Carnival Cruise Line. The cruise industry giant, based out of Doral, Florida, would typically have cruised scores of travelers on exotic trips around the world by now – but, as a result of the pandemic, finds itself instead wrestling with a no sail order …

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At Home Covid Tests Now Accepted For Entry Into The U.S.

Things have become a bit easier for international travelers entering the U.S. The CDC has announced they are now accepting at-home rapid tests as part of the Covid-19 entry requirements, giving travelers another easier (and possibly cheaper) option. Updated Requirements by CDC The U.S. updated its entry protocols in January, requiring all air passengers arriving …

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Norwegian Cruise Line May Leave Florida Over Vaccine Passport Ban

It would be the understatement of the year to say that the pandemic has taken its toll on travel and tourism, and few sectors have been more affected than the ailing cruise industry. Yet whilst cruises in the US were handed some positive news by the CDC last week, some cruise lines are facing other …

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Alaska Joins Florida in Lawsuit Against CDC to Resume Cruising

The Governor of Alaska, Mike Dunleavy, has announced they will be joining Florida in a lawsuit against the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to resume cruising in U.S. waters. The cruise industry plays a significant role in Alaska’s economy. Dunleavy said that Alaska has lost $3 billion due to the 2020 cruise …

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Royal Caribbean Suspends Most Of Its Cruises Until July

Airlines around the world have started to ramp up their offerings, as it looks like we may be heading for a summer of air travel after several long months of the pandemic. However, whilst airlines might be gearing up for a busy season, the same cannot be said for cruise lines. With the CDC refusing …

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CDC Warns Americans: Avoid All Travel To Canada, Even If You’re Vaccinated

The Center For Disease Control (CDC) has updated its travel warning for Canada to include vaccinated travelers over concerns of the new Covid-19 variants spreading in the country. While the warning has been in place for months, it was updated to include vaccinated travelers. “Because of the current situation in Canada even fully vaccinated travelers may …

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Carnival Cruise Line Could Leave U.S. Over Restrictive CDC Rules

The cruise industry, relatively dormant as a result of the pandemic, has shown some signs of resurgence in recent months. As the U.S. cruise industry is at a standstill due to CDC rules, several cruise lines have began to offer cruises in alternative markets and reported that their bookings have been strong. For some cruise …

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Norwegian Cruise Lines Outlines Plan to CDC to Resume Operations in July

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, a leading global cruise company that operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, has sent a letter to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today seeking permission to resume cruise trips from U.S. ports in July. They have outlined a plan to …

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CDC Says Vaccinated Americans Are Safe To Travel In The US and Abroad

Whilst the world has been experiencing unprecedented times, it has been hard for governments to strike the balance between public safety and public sanity. Throughout the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has endeavored to keep Americans safe by analyzing any potential risks to health and issuing guidelines as a result of …

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