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Top 5 Most Popular Cruise Lines According To CruiseCompete

CruiseCompete, an independent organization specializing in cruise services comparisons to help cruisers find the best deals, released their most recent CruiseTrends report.  For this study, CruiseCompete considered over 25,000 cruise quotes requested by consumers in the United States and their most recent data. The analysis shares relevant information, especially for travelers interested in sailing in …

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Here Are The Major Cruise Lines That Have Recently Increased Gratuity Fees

A series of several major cruise lines have recently made the decision to increase their gratuities fees over the past few months, making cruises even more expensive for travelers. The cruise industry in particular suffered greatly throughout the pandemic, with the CDC all but making it impossible for cruises to take place in the United …

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CDC Ends Covid Program For Cruises, Now Cruise Lines Decide Their Own Rules

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States updated its website on Cruise Ship Guidance and announced the removal of the monitoring of the COVID-19 protocols for cruises in the country.  The agency stated: “As of July 18, 2022, CDC’s COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships is no longer in effect and …

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These Cruise Lines Will Still Require Face Masks This Summer

With restrictions eased around the world, the pandemic might be all but over in the eyes of many travelers, but its lingering effects still have a hold on many aspects of the travel industry, particularly when it comes to cruises. Whilst many cruise lines have removed the requirement to wear masks on board, some cruise …

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New Cruise Line Offering Luxury Sailings In 2023

Brand New Luxury Cruise Operator, Explora Journeys, Enters The Industry In 2023 Explora Journeys—a new luxury cruise line by MSC, has released its itineraries for 2023 and 2024 as the cruise line launches worldwide. Their maiden vessel will visit 132 ports in 40 nations in its first year alone—including unique destinations such as Greece, Saint …

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CDC Issues Level 4 ‘Very High Risk’ For All Cruise Travel

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance for travelers on Thursday, advising them not to board a cruise ship at this time, even if they’ve been fully vaccinated. The official advisory was raised from a Level 3 to a Level 4, which is a “Very High” risk warning. This week’s travel …

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CDC Releases New Guidance For Cruise Ship Travelers

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated its guidance for cruise ship travelers this past Friday. From August 20, 2021, the CDC recommends that people who are at increased risk for severe illness from Covid-19 should avoid cruises altogether. This is regardless of vaccination status. People Advised Against Cruise Ship Travel Those advised against …

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Norwegian Cruise Lines Will Start Sailing In Alaska This Summer

If you’ve been hoping to go cruising in the U.S. this summer, things are looking up. After a year without U.S. operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic, cruise lines are finally starting to announce their plans to restart operations. Shortly after Royal Caribbean applied to the CDC for test cruises, Norwegian announced that they plan to …

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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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Carnival Cruise Line Extends Suspension of Operations

For the cruise industry and the many ports and towns that rely on cruises to make it through the year, the pandemic has been especially tough, with constant restrictions and cancellations seeing season after season with barely any cruise ships on the water. Unfortunately, an extension of restrictions in Canada and the general Covid-19 situation …

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