1. Royal Caribbean Group is the next company to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for all crew members, including everyone on board Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea Cruises. In an email to all crew members, the company called this a key element for a healthy return to work. Just two weeks ago, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced the same news.
2. The port of Cozumel invites cruise lines to use the Mexican island as their home port. Unable to wait for the resumption of cruises from the United States, port officials are trying to revitalize local tourism. Since cruises to the United States are not expected to resume soon, it is hoped that Cozumel can be considered a port of call, despite the logistical difficulties of getting there.
3. Oceania Cruises, owned by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, has sold its 180-night cruise in one day. The cruise, which will not depart before 2023, will call at 96 ports in 33 different countries, including three days in Antarctica. But perhaps most surprising is the fact that over a third of all cruise bookings for first time travellers went to Oceania.
4. Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the expansion of its peace of mind policy. This means that new and existing reserves which have been formed as at 31. March for all cruises through the 31st. October can be cancelled up to 15 days before embarkation to receive a credit for a subsequent cruise. In addition, the final payment schedule and the scope of future credits for cruise ships have been expanded.
MSC Cruises has announced details of the new Star Club on MSC Virtuoso. Inspired by MSC’s vision of the spaceship of the future, the lounge will have a futuristic look with 3D holograms, a digital art wall and a 12-seat interactive digital infinity table where guests can explore space on their own galactic journey.
Special item: Alaska cruise weather in May, June, July: What to expect during the preseason
Unfortunately, the ban on cruises in Canada until February 2022 means that the cruise season in Alaska will be suspended this year. However, many of us still have an Alaska cruise on our to-do list. But before you start planning the cruise of your dreams, find out about the weather conditions at the beginning of the cruise season.
This week’s podcast: Review of the epic cruise in the Norwegian Mediterranean
In this episode, guest Francine reviews her seven-day Mediterranean cruise on the Norwegian Epic. The cruise departed Rome, Italy, with stops in Livorno, Italy; Cannes, France; Mallorca, Spain; Barcelona, Spain; and Naples, Italy.
Function video: Visit to the ship Symphony of the Seas
Take a full tour of Symphony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship and one of the newest in the Royal Caribbean Fleet.
frequently asked questions
Will cruises be cancelled in 2021?
Cruise lines continue to cancel sailings through 2021. (Updated at 12 p.m. ET) — Faced with increasing levels of COVID-19 infection worldwide and unclear guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cruise ships have begun to cease sailing well before the first half of 2021.
Will cruise ships return in 2021?
The cruise line has suspended operations until the 28th. February 2021. However, only three NCL ships have until April 2021 to resume operations. All details can be found here. … Update 11 : The 16th. In February, the cruise line announced that operations would continue with a pause until the 31st. May 2021.
Will there be Carnival cruises again in 2021?
Carnival Cruise Line has already removed all sailings for May 2021 from its website in the past 24 hours, and a new suspension has officially been announced. The line now plans to resume cruises as soon as possible starting in June 2021. The start of Mardi Gras in Port Canaveral has also been cancelled.
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