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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

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

Masks, Testing, Buffets, and More - The Skinny on Cruise COVID Restrictions

Cruise Line COVID Restrictions 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