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Cruising Vaccine Requirements

If you want to board a cruise in the US right now, and you’re at least 12 years old, you’ve got to be vaccinated.  What exactly does it mean, though, to “be vaccinated”?  It turns out, the definition varies, and it kept some would-be-cruisers from setting sail, especially Canadians.  That is, until now.  Because so many things have changed recently, it's easy to get confused, so let's review vaccine requirements for cruisers... read more

Bringing Prescription Medicines on Cruise Ships

When you pack for any trip, it’s important to keep in mind the things that are absolute musts, and at the top of that list should be any prescription medications that you need.  Cruising, however, usually involves leaving the country, and countries may have differing rules about prescription medications, especially, though not exclusively, controlled substances.  How you should pack your medications, what you should consider before you travel, and medical decisions you make abroad are all important parts of your trip-planning... read more

Samplers: Short Royal Caribbean Cruises on Amplified Ships

I love trying out different ships on different cruise lines.  Variety is the spice of life, and every ship has something special to offer.  As cruise lines ease back into operation, one nice thing we’ve been able to do is take some short sailings on ships that may usually only offer longer cruises.  This was the case with our recent MSC Meraviglia sailing, as well as the test cruise we took on Mariner of the Seas.  It’s a great opportunity...