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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).

These Are the New CDC Rules for Cruising

On October 30th the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced they’d allow the “No Sail Order”, in place since March 2020, to expire.  This means that under certain conditions, cruise ships may again be permitted to sail from the United States, so we've dug into the documents to find what type of restrictions will be in place and what the next steps are... read more

Even Without Guests, Cruise Ship Crews Working Hard - Carnival Sensation Rescues 24 Off Florida Coast

Carnival Sensation Crew Rescuing 24 Boaters Off Florida CoastRight now there are scores of cruise ships docked and out to sea, without any guests, and just a skeleton crew to keep things in safe and working order.  That doesn't mean those aboard aren't working hard, as was demonstrated Saturday off the Florida coast when the crew of Carnival Sensation sprang to action to ensure the safety of other mariners... read more

Coming Soon: Cruisers Will Have Scores of New Ships to Enjoy in the Next Year

New Cruise Ships Ahead for 2021! Viking OctantisCruise lines continue to pump out more ships to 'wow' future cruisers.  This year though, with few cruises sailing, many of them have been pushed into 2021.  Combined with new builds already scheduled for next year, it means that there could be a total of 44 new cruise ships ready to carry guests in the next 14 months.  From new cruise lines, to vessels powered by natural gas, let’s briefly go over just some of these new ships... read more

Now Is the Time: Renew Your Passport

Passports Ready for RenewalMost of us in the US haven’t traveled outside of the country in at least five months, and if you’re reading this you’re likely hoping to go somewhere in the next year.  Despite US passport processing stopping for some time, now is the perfect time to renew your passport – or even apply for a new one.  Let’s look at who might be impacted (there’s a good chance you are), estimated processing times, why you should act now, and more... read more