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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
Friday (June 4), the two largest cruise lines in the world made more clear their policies on vaccine requirements for recently-announced US sailings. In both cases, the announcements were a bit surprising as they were contrary to what each line had previously indicated. read more
In a move that most had written off as impossible in 2021, a bill has been passed by both houses of Congress with bipartisan support. Oh, and once signed by President Biden, that bill means that Alaska cruises can resume in July! read more
With COVID rules constantly changing for cruise lines, it can be hard to know what restrictions apply to your next voyage. When or if testing is required, whether you'll need to wear a mask on the ship, and how you can go ashore in ports of call can vary based on several factors - one of the largest being vaccines. We're tracking some key factors and rules to gibe you an idea of what to expect... read more
Princess’ OceanMedallion program already gives guests ultra-fast WiFi at sea, the ability to access staterooms, make onboard purchases, book excursions, and more, right from a smartphone. While cruising has been paused, Princess Cruises certainly hasn’t stopped moving forward. As part of the MedallionClass experience available on all Princess ships, guests can now use a mobile device (or other means) to arrange dining for their entire cruise, and flexibility is the name of the game... read more