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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.

MSC Cruises Celebrates MSC Seashore Naming Ceremony Featuring Sophia Loren and Nile Rodgers

Nov 19, 2021

MSC Cruises celebrated the naming of its latest flagship MSC Seashore, and largest cruise ship built in Italy. The glamorous event took place on November 18, at the private island Ocean Cay Marine Reserve with the icon of Italian class and style Sophia Loren, serving as a Godmother of all MSC Cruises ships since 2003.

Seabourn Ovation Arrives In The U.S. For The First Time

Nov 19, 2021

After crossing the Atlantic Ocean Seabourn Ovation has arrived at the new homeport Miami, making its debut in the U.S. The ultra-luxury liner will make a series of voyages exploring the Caribbean, Panama Canal and destinations in Mexico and Central America from November 2021 through March 2022.

Celebrity Cruises Names Next Edge-Class Ship Celebrity Ascent

Nov 18, 2021

Celebrity Cruises has chosen an Interesting name looking upward with its latest ship Celebrity Ascent. The name was announced at the steel-cutting ceremony at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique was attended by Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO of the Royal Caribbean Group and Laurent Castaing, General Manager of Chantiers de l'Atlantique.

Superstar Athletes Invest in Virgin Voyages

Nov 17, 2021

Virgin Voyages has informed the public about the investment by Patricof Co. (P/Co), that includes a superstar list of more than 40 entrepreneurial athletes as the latest group of brand’s investors and fans, such as Venus Williams, Blake Griffin, Kemba Walker, Travis Kelce, CC Sabathia, Xavien Howard, George Kittle and Trea Turner. Having a big successful launch in the U. S recently, this new roster of athletes will shape the future of the product in the future. 

Azamara Announces Five-Month World Voyage Aboard Azamara Onward

Nov 17, 2021

The boutique cruise line Azamara dedicated to Destination Immersion® experiences –announced the launch of a Five-Month World Voyage aboard the cruise line’s newest ship, Azamara Onward.