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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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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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MSC Leads the Cruise Industry After Successful Relaunch

MSC has just resumed operations on its 2nd cruise ship, the MSC Magnifica, showing the cruise industry how it’s done. Today, the Magnifica returned to the seas with a brand-spanking new 10-day Eastern and Western Mediterranean itinerary. The Magnifica left Genoa port early morning of October 19th and will make stops in Livorno, Messina, Athens, …

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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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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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Celebrity Millennium Review – The Ultimate Cruise Guide

“Hello, my name is Kashlee and I am a cruise addict….” Something I never saw myself saying, but it’s true. I have fallen hopelessly head over heals for all things cruising and there is no turning back. In fact, when I am not writing blogs about cruising, I am probably searching for a cruise to …

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Top 10 Reasons Why Cruising is HOT With Millennials

When I used to think of cruising, I imagined my grandmother and her friends shuffling on the ship in Tampa, getting ready for a big week of card playing and deck walking.  Mix that with claustrophobic cabins and dial-up like speeds of internet, and it just wasn’t an attractive vacation option for me. How things …

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