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Resuming Cruises of Two Princess Cruise Ships in U.S. is Delayed

Nov 24, 2021

Princess Cruises has announced cancellations of 19 voyages scheduled for Crown Princess and Island Princess. Guests who have booked these cruises and travel agents are informed about the latest changes.

Letter from Silversea crewmember: Shore leave is denied, contracts extended

Nov 24, 2021

Crew Center received a letter from Silversea crew member who said that shore leave in ports is being denied since Silversea restarted cruises. On the cruise ship Silver Moon shore leaves for crew have been restricted since June 8th. Some crew members were only able to go out for 2 hours during tours to supermarkets or another spot when available. The crew member said that they only want the right to go out in ports and they will keep reporting until something is done by the company.

St. Maarten to Receive Six Cruise Ships Today

Nov 24, 2021

St. Maarten will see increased cruise traffic today as the port marks the first six-ship day of the cruise season. This is an important milestone for one of the most popular cruise destinations in the Caribbean, welcoming for the first time in more than 20-months six cruise liners in one day.  

Celestyal Cruises approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

Nov 23, 2021

The Greek cruise operator Celestyal Cruises will allow fully vaccinated guests with Sputnik V COVID vaccine to board the ships, reports Tornosnews.

Norwegian Joy Resumes Cruises from Miami

Nov 22, 2021

This past weekend, Norwegian Joy, the Norwegian Cruise Line’s ninth ship to resume cruise operations, started sailing from Miami to the Caribbean.

Nieuw Statendam is the Fifth Vessel to Resume HAL's Cruises

Nov 22, 2021

After a long pause Holland America Line's Niew Statendam departed on its first cruise from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The ship, built in Italy in 2018 joined the other four ships in the fleet already in service: Rotterdam, Koningsdam, Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam. 

Dream Cruises Celebrates 5th Birthday

Nov 22, 2021

Dream Cruises is marking its 5th birthday in the month of November with a special celebration “Hi 5 on the High Seas”. Since the launch of Genting Dream in 2016, Dream Cruises has enjoyed half a decade of popular and critical success within the Asia Pacific, welcoming over 1.8 million guests on board its fleet to enjoy a cruise experience that is Asian at heart and international in spirit.

Letter from Pullmantur crewmember – We are still waiting for our money, they charged us for airplane ticket we never used

Nov 22, 2021

Hundreds of Pullmantur crew members are still waiting to receive their money back after they paid for return tickets. During the pandemic and the global shutdown of the cruise industry the company repatriated its crew back home, however before signing-off the company deducted money from their paychecks for returning airplane tickets, which they never used as the company filed for bankruptcy and two of the ships were sent to the scrapyard.

Hawaii Will Not Resume Cruises Until 2022

Nov 19, 2021

Despite the efforts by the cruise lines, Hawaii left the passengers craving for the sun, stacked in the cold weather, wondering about the restarting of the cruise industry in 2022.  

Disney Cruise Line Will Require Vaccinations for All Guests Age 5 and older

Nov 19, 2021

From January, Disney Cruise Line will become the first cruise line that will require vaccination for children ages 5 to 11, the group that not long ago became eligible for vaccine. All guests 5 years and older should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on all four Disney ships.