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We aren't always the first to cruise news, and we don't strive to cover every story.  Our effort is however to bring you objective information along with our take on why the story is important (or not).

Having Second Thoughts about Cruising? Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Carnival & Others Allowing More Flexible Cancellation Terms Amid Coronavirus Spread

Cruise Line Cancellation Policies Because of CoronavirusWith many people questioning their upcoming travel plans because of coronavirus, multiple cruise lines have begun temporarily updating their cancellation policies, allowing guests to cancel without significant penalty.  Some lines are even incentivizing guests to keep their reservations... read more

From Trash to Treasure, Virgin Voyages Lets You Navigate Your Cruise with Wristbands Made from Recovered Plastic

Virgin Voyages "The Band"Virgin Voyages sets sail with passengers for the first time in less than two months, and they're sharing a little bit more about how you'll get things done on-board: with marine plastic.  While it's no surprise that this paradigm-breaking brand will use technology to enhance guest experiences, there are a few interesting new twists with "The Band"... read more

Celebrity Millennium Adding Pacific Northwest and Alaska Sailings in April

Celebrity Millennium Adds AK and PNW SailingsRecently, Celebrity announced in an abundance of caution related to coronavirus, they'd be canceling all remaining Celebrity Millennium sailings in Asia for this season.  This means they've added several five night Pacific Northwest and eleven night Alaska sailings, offering amazing opportunities to sail on a newly Revolutionized ship at great rates.  How great?  In some cases, we're talking about suites for under $152 pp/pn...

Cruise Lines International Association Puts Out New Statement on Coronavirus

CLIA Coronavirus StatementCruise Line International Association (CLIA), is a nearly 50 year old organization, which is the world's largest cruise trade industry associated.  All major cruise lines are members, along with countless other businesses and professionals.  They've just released a new statement about the industry's efforts in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.  You can read their statement below, and our thoughts at the bottom of the post... read more

First 8 Sailings of Carnival Mardi Gras Cancelled - Carnival's Newest Ship Delayed

Carnival Mardi Gras Delayed

Carnival Mardi Gras is a much anticipated ship.  Not only will she be the largest ships Carnival has ever built, but she'll have some impressive new features and concepts - some new to Carnival, and others new to the cruising world.  Those hoping to enjoy one of her earliest sailings however, will be disappointed to learn that her first eight sailings have been canceled... read more