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Why Cruising Is About To Come Back With A Vengeance

Without question, the entire travel industry was hit hard throughout the pandemic. However, one business was dealt a noticeably more significant blow than many others — cruising. Now that much of the world has reopened and countries are welcoming cruise ships again, cruising is set to come back with a vengeance. Cruises offer incredible value …

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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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33 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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Holland America Cruise Line Will Have 6 Ships Sailing To Alaska in 2023

The American-owned cruise line, Holland America, has just announced that they will schedule six ships set to sail to the US state of Alaska in 2023.   The six vessels – which go by the names of Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Volendam and Westerdam – are due to be deployed around April time next …

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Carnival To Provide Convenient Testing Options for Cruise Passengers

The Carnival Corporation announced September 10th that a new program will be implemented to ease pre-boarding COVID-19 testing for passengers. This program is a response to the new guidelines set by the Centers For Disease Control (CDC). The new guidelines require negative COVID-19 test results from all cruise passengers two or three days before embarkation.  New …

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Disney Cruise Lines Announces New Itineraries for 2022

Disney Cruise Lines announced on September 10th that it will be offering many new cruise itineraries for 2022. All four of Disney Cruise Lines ships will be sailing from ports in the United States and Canada. According to the cruise line’s website, the ships will sail from ports in Galveston Texas, Miami, Florida, New Orleans, Louisiana, Port …

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The Best Cruise Lines For Families In 2021

Many American families are planning and looking forward to their next cruise vacation. The best family cruises in the market today offer an environment where family members of all ages can have fun. Besides the wonderful family time, your kids will get the opportunity to play with others, while the adults get to enjoy themselves …

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First Major Cruise Line Will Restart Sailings From The U.S. In June

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has given the green light to Celebrity Cruises to restart sailing from Fort Lauderdale starting on June 26. After 15 months of suspended cruises, the Celebrity Edge will be the first large ship to restart operations. “For the past 15 months our conversations with friends and loved …

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U.S. Cruises May Return in July, But With These Major Changes

Eager cruisers are getting excited about the latest modification to the Conditional Sail Order by the CDC, which could see the safe return to cruising from U.S. ports as early as July. However, the good news comes with a few caveats and unexpected changes that hopeful cruisers need to be aware of before they start …

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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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CDC Releases New Guidelines for Cruise Operations in the U.S.

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its next phase of its ‘Framework for Conditional Sailing Order’ on Friday, an important step to get cruise ships sailing in U.S. waters again. This is the second phase of the ‘Conditional Sailing Order’ (CSO), which was introduced at the end of October 2020 to …

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