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Two U.S. Cruise Lines Will Require Passengers To Be Vaccinated

Two U.S cruise lines have recently announced that they will be moving to make vaccinations mandatory for passengers to sail aboard. American Queen Steamboat Company, as well as its sister company, Victory Cruise Lines, will effectively become the first North American cruise operators to officially require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from all crew-members, passengers and …

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Canada Bans All Cruise Ships Until February 2022

Transport Canada has announced it will ban all cruise ships from operating in Canadian waters until Feb 28, 2022. The original ban on cruise ships was announced by the Canadian government in March of 2020. The newly extended ban that will last at least another year bars all passenger vessels carrying over 100 people. Today, …

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Cruise Lines Extend Suspensions Further Into 2021

Several major cruise lines have announced that they will continue to pause their operations until later in 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic and associated travel restrictions continue to limit cruise trips. Liners including Carnival Cruises, Holland America, Princess Cruises, and P&O have all announced further cancellations and suspensions in recent days, with most extending to …

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Royal Caribbean’s First Cruise Halted After Confirmed Case Onboard

Breaking News Update: The passenger who tested positive onboard the ship has now tested negative twice in a Singapore hospital.  Original Story Now Continues… It just wasn’t meant to be. The very first Royal Caribbean cruise to resume operations since the global shutdown of cruising back in March has been halted due to a confirmed …

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More Than 200,000 Volunteer For Free Royal Caribbean Test Cruises

More than 200,000 people have applied for Royal Caribbean’s free test cruises that will help the cruise line prepare for relaunch.  As part of the CDC’s requirements for a conditional sailing certificate, all cruise lines that want to resume operations in the United States must participate in virtual sailings that enable the ships to practice their …

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30 Things To Do on a Cruise Port Day in Mazatlán

Let me be the first to say WELCOME to Mazatlán! It’s so fantastic that your cruise is going to stop here, because Mazatlán really does live up to its nickname of being the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’. Funny enough, Mazatlán is still relatively unknown to many travellers, which makes it more of an authentic and …

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New Cruise Ships 2020 – Every Ship Launching This Year

Over the last couple years cruising has made a huge resurgence onto the global travel market, and of course cruise lines have taken note! They’ve been coming out with new ships left, right and centre, which has been a dream come true for frequent cruisers.  What’s even better – because of all the competition and …

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Mazatlán Cruise Ship Schedule for 2020

Mazatlán, a city on Mexico’s pacific coast, is quickly becoming the next cruise port destination hotspot. The stunning colonial city keeps growing year after year with more cruise lines adding it to their itineraries. And I can see why- Mazatlán is a phenomenal city with lots to offer a day-tripping cruise tourist. But is Mazatlán …

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Do You Have To Pay Gratuities on a Cruise?

I can’t think of a more controversial cruise topic to write about. Automatic cruise ship gratuities… and the act of removing them.This is an extremely hot topic that has cruise line forums exploding with heated debates and arguments over the different opinions about tipping. It’s very divided. Both sides are equally passionate about defending their …

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Celebrity Millennium Renovation – Full Review with Photos

This year the Celebrity Millennium went into a 35-day dry dock in Singapore and emerged in February with a sparkling new renovation. We had just taken the Millennium from Vancouver to Tokyo a few months before the renovation. The two-week transpacific voyage was one of the best travel experiences of our lives, so we knew …

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5 Amazing Celebrity Repositioning Cruises For Under $1000

We’ve fallen head over heels for repositioning cruises and there is no turning back. They are without a doubt the best way to travel from Point A to Point B. When we find a great deal on repositioning cruises, it just makes them a ‘no brainer’ way of transportation and a great alternative to flying. …

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Is Aqua Class on Celebrity Worth It?

The question any Celebrity newbie has on their mind: “Is Aqua class worth the price?”Usually followed with: “What is the difference between Aqua and Concierge class?” I recently had both of those questions on my mind while booking a 2-week voyage from Tokyo to Vancouver after I noticed a very attractive price on the Aqua …

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