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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).

Which Cruise Lines are Sailing from Foreign Ports - What You Should Know

cruising from foreign portsSoon you’ll be able to again cruise the Caribbean.  After a year without cruising in the region, lines have coordinated with several island nations and gained permission to set sail from ports outside of the US as early as June 5th.  Proof of vaccination will be required for guests to sail and the cruises will feature enhanced safety measures, so we’ll review which lines will be operating, answer some common questions, and make sure you’re ready to cruise... read more

Cruising Restarts! Celebrity Cruises Sailing in June 2021 from St Maarten, Royal Sailing from Nassau

Celebrity Cruises in June 2021!Today Celebrity Cruises announced that starting in June they'll be offering seven night Caribbean cruises from St Maarten.  Sister company Royal Caribbean also announced they'll be sailing from Nassau - the first resumption of Caribbean cruising by big cruise lines, a major step forward for the industry, and a fantastic opportunity for guests to enjoy what are truly wonderful itineraries... read more

“Cruise Ships, Stop Your Engines” Miami’s New Mayor Advocates Shore Power for PortMiami

PortMiamia from above There’s a new mayor in Miami-Dade County, home to PortMiami, and she wants to shut cruise ships down…but in a good way.

In most ports, when ships arrive, they keep at least one of their engines running to power onboard infrastructure, from lights and computers, to plumbing systems and cooking equipment.  This practice leads to excess air-pollution, and with pre-pandemic PortMiami playing host to eight cruise ships several days a week, it adds up...  read more

Why All 2021 Alaska Cruises Might Be Cancelled & Six Things That Might Save It

Hubbard Glacier as Seen from Oceania Regatta

Hopefully cruising will resume in the coming months, right around what should be the Alaska cruise season.  Unfortunately, even if cruising returns soon, the Mendenhall Glacier, quaint buildings of Ketchikan's Creek Street, and Juneau's Mt Roberts might not be on your itinerary.  Canadian and US laws and even CDC restrictions are putting the Alaska cruise season in jeopardy, but there are six things that might save it.  read more

Carnival's COVID-19 Cruise Policy Released Prematurely - Feb 2021 Updates

Carnival COVID Policies and Procedures Update

As we eagerly await a safe return to cruising out of North America, the world’s largest cruise company, Carnival Corporation, recently published new policies that give us a clearer picture of what cruising will be like.  Only a few days later however, they pulled these policies from their website.  We’ve reviewed the COVID-19 Policies and Procedures the company posted (removed as of early Feb 7 2020), which should give us some idea of what to expect on all of their lines, including Holland America Line, Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, and others.  Below we’ve called out some of the highlights, and summarized what this means for your cruise experience...

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