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Returning to Nassau: What's it Like Visiting on the First Cruises in Summer 2021

Returning to Nassau on the first ship back Celebrity Edge 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

The 1st Cruise from the US Doesn’t Have Restrictions – It Has Planning

Celebrity Edge Docked in Costa Maya, MX on Her 1st Cruise Back from the US

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

June 26: First Cruise Ship to Leave from US, Celebrity Edge

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

Do These Things Before Booking Your Next Cruise

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

Updated July 18: Stay Issued on Previous Ruling, CSO Remains - Florida Wins Case Against CDC and the Conditional Sail Order...and It Doesn't Really Matter

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

Our Final Day on Celebrity Millennium, the FIRST Cruise Back in the Caribbean & Disembarking to the Beach

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