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Carnival Changes Entry Requirements For Cruise Passengers

The cruise industry giant Carnival Cruise Line has updated its Covid-19 testing requirements for passengers heading on a cruise, as well as revealing that they are to introduce mobile pre-cruise Covid-19 testing facilities for their passengers to use at several of its homeports. The new developments by Carnival come amidst a flurry of positive test …

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Venice Will Begin Charging All Travelers An Entrance Fee

The picturesque Italian city of Venice is set to charge entry fees for travelers from next summer, as well as introducing entrance quotas in a large change to tourism in the city. The historic floating city – built on hundreds of small islands – welcomed over 5.5 million visitors in 2019, making it one of …

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Norwegian Cruise Line Extends Its Vaccine Requirement Until New Year

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that it is to extend its vaccine requirement for travelers hoping to enjoy one of its cruises until the end of the year. The cruise line – one of the largest in the US,  with around 2.5 million passengers in a typical year – has just restarted its cruises from …

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Judge Rules Norwegian Cruises Can Ask For Proof Of Vaccination In Florida

Last night, a federal judge ruled that Norwegian Cruise Line was able to ask passengers that are boarding in Florida for proof of their vaccination. The news comes after the state of Florida passed a controversial law banning the use of vaccine passports, and after a concerted effort on behalf of cruise lines to get …

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Royal Caribbean Adds Testing Requirement Following Cases On Board

The cruise line Royal Caribbean is set to add a new negative PCR testing requirement for all travelers who plan on taking a Royal Caribbean cruise, following several incidents where passengers tested positive for Covid-19 whilst on a trip. The latest twist in the dramatic cruise saga that has been ongoing since the dawn of …

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Norwegian Cruise Line Sues Florida Over Vaccine Passport Ban

Once seen as one of the more peaceful and relaxing ways to travel, there’s now never a dull moment when it comes to cruising. From a Covid-19 enforced break that lasted more than a year, to lawsuits, mass cancellations and a recent resumption of operations, the cruise industry has been in hot water for well …

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Italy Bans Cruise Ships From Entering Venice

Cruise enthusiasts the world over rejoiced last month when ships sailed from American ports for the first time in months, following strict restrictions put into place by the CDC that prohibited them from sailing due to fears of Covid-19 spreading on board. However, whilst America may have its cruises back, one of the world’s most …

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These Cruise Lines Will Still Require Vaccination Despite Florida’s New Laws Against It

It’s taken a while, but things are looking up for the cruise industry. Where once cruise lines were forced to keep their fleet docked with little end in sight, many have now begun sailing once again, with cruise vacations a viable option once more. However, the resumption of cruises across the US hasn’t been without …

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Judge Sides With Florida In Lawsuit Against CDC Over Cruise Regulations

Whilst their travel updates are appreciated by travelers the world over, it’s safe to say the CDC has few admirers left in the cruise industry. Frustrated by restrictions that kept cruises at bay for months, cruise lines and politicians alike have voiced their displease at the CDC’s handling of the pandemic.A few months ago, the …

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CDC Grants More Cruise Lines Permission To Start Test Cruises

Whether you’re an avid cruise enthusiast or merely dipping your toes into the world of cruising, you’d be forgiven for worrying about the industry over the past 15 months. However, with the recent actions by the CDC, there’s certainly some cause for celebration and hope for a cruise-filled summer once more. Recent developments saw both …

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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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