Florida is home to the three busiest cruise ports in the world, so a safe return to cruising is in the best interest of the state. Despite this, and the overwhelming evidence that vaccines play a critical role in a "return to normal", Florida imposes significant fines each time a business requires proof that a patron is vaccinated. Now, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (parent company to NCL, Regent Seven Seas, and Oceania Cruises), is suing Florida over this so called "vaccine passport ban", and the entire industry will be watching... read more
Some places are synonymous with Caribbean cruises, and Nassau, Bahamas is one of them, with more than 3.3 million cruisers visiting in 2019 alone. For 15 months however, that number fell to nearly zero. While on two of the first cruises to resume from the US, we called on the iconic port city, and we were excited, and a bit nervous, to see how things were going with local businesses... read more
On June 26 Celebrity Edge became the first cruise ship to sail from the US in over 15 months. We’ve been on board four days now, and as a cruise blogger, I keep getting asked about restrictions. This makes sense, as myself and every other traveler with a keyboard has been trying to predict the future for a year – and we were all wrong... read more
On June 26th, Celebrity Edge made history as the first cruise ship to sail from the US in over 15 months. We're onboard (so make sure you follow our social media accounts below) and were invited to enjoy sail away from Magic Carpet at a special party hosted by Royal Caribbean Group's CEO, Richard Fain... read more
Celebrity Edge will make history on Saturday June 26th, 2021 as she's the first ship to cruise from the US since the start of the pandemic. While another Celebrity ship, Celebrity Millennium, has been sailing from St Maarten for several weeks (check out our live blog from the first sailing), tomorrow represents a massive step forward in a return toward normal and the recovery of the cruise industry.
We're going to be onboard this sailing, so after the details below, check out how you can follow along and get your questions answered! read more
Whether you spent a lot of time researching your first cruise before booking, or figured it out as you went along, planning can be important for any trip. So, after your first cruise, or even your 40th cruise, it’s good to take a look back and ask yourself and your traveling companions about your most recent cruise experiences so that you can make your next trip even better. Cruising isn’t one thing, so finding the right cruise experience for you is important... read more
July 18, 2021 Update: The 11th Circuit panel voted, 2-1 to stay the ruling which was scheduled to make the Conditional Sail Order a recommendation rather than a requirement in the state of Florida. This means the June 18 ruling noted below is currently on hold.
On June 18, a Federal judge handed the State of Florida a victory in their challenge of the CDC's Conditional Sail Order (CSO). The judge agreed with Florida's claims that the CDC was exceeding the authority given to them, but offered several next steps, and stopped short of invalidating the order... read more
On June 5th 2021 we set sail on the very first cruise ship to safely sail the Caribbean in over 15 months! In this video we talk about the process and what was different about this cruise. We discuss and show the pre-cruise process, restrictions, what it was like onboard, the rules for going ashore, and more! read more
The last day of any cruise is relaxing and a bit sad – the final moments of a wonderful trip. This final day on Celebrity Millennium was no different, except our disappointment that things were about to come to an end were eclipsed by how grateful we are to be back to sea, and back to a little bit of normal... read more