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TUI Cancels Mein Schiff 5 Asia Cruises Until March 2022

Nov 09, 2021

TUI Cruises has stated that the deployment of the Mein Schiff 5 is cancelled and the vessel is out of commission. This means the capacity of 2,500 passengers will not be used for the sake of the Company. 

Cruise Ships Adjust Itineraries Ahead of the 48-hour Strike in Greek Ports

Nov 09, 2021

Several cruise ships had to adjust itineraries after Panhellenic Maritime Federation (PNO) announced a 48-hour general strike beginning November 10. The strike by the port workers is expected to put all major Greek ports on hold suspending ferry service and cruise ship arrivals.

Carnival Cruise Line Continues "Operation Happy Holidays" for 25,000 crew

Nov 09, 2021

Even though the number of crew members on board in the previous year was incomparably smaller to this year’s number, the Company is determined to continue the tradition that started during the pandemic. This includes a little attention that means the world to someone far, far away from home and families in these special moments. 

Wonder of the Seas world's largest cruise ship sets sail from Saint-Nazaire

Nov 08, 2021

Wonder of the Seas the world’s largest cruise ship whose construction lasted two years left the French shipyard of Saint Nazaire on Friday night.

Diamond Princess Captain Gennaro Arma receives an award for his conduct as leader

Nov 08, 2021

The 39th edition of the "Una Vita per il Mare" (A life dedicated to the sea) award took place at the Sala Nobile, in the Palazzo del Consiglio dei twelve cavalieri di S. Stefano, in Pisa, Italy. The event was organized by the Italian Naval League of Pisa, honoring maritime professionals who have went above and beyond by promoting, safeguarding and protecting the seafaring culture.

Carnival Breeze Rescues Sailboat Passengers

Nov 05, 2021

A distress signal from a sailboat caused Carnival Breeze to move off-course on Thursday, November 4, not long after midnight, to rescue passengers in need on a sailboat.

The vessel was sailing back to Galveston, Texas around 1 am Thursday morning from its five-night cruise when officers picked up a mayday call and altered the course to assist.

Vaccine Mandate on NCLH extended “Indefinitely”

Nov 05, 2021

NCLH is extending the vaccine mandate for passengers "indefinitely," the company's CEO said on Wednesday. All guests, without exception, are obliged to be fully vaccinated in order to sail on the three of the company’s cruise lines: Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. 

Princess Cruises announces ‘The Love Boat’ Cruise

Nov 05, 2021

The special cruise themed “The Love Boat,” proper for the following holiday that celebrates the iconic TV series will take place onboard the Majestic Princess, to celebrate the character of Captain Stubing, with a tribute to actor Gavin MacLeod. The host of this voyage will be Jill Whelan, the Princess Cruises Celebrations Ambassador, who plays the role of Vicki Stubing in the famous series “The Love Boat,” and the fellow cast members Cynthia Lauren Tewes, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy and Ted Lange.  

Celebrity Apex kicks off inaugural season from Fort Lauderdale

Nov 05, 2021

Celebrity Apex is the second vessel in the company's Edge class of ships, following her sister ship Celebrity Edge. She is a new luxury ship, which sets sail and kicks off inaugural Caribbean season from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.

Anthem of the Seas Completes cruises in the UK and Heads for New Jersey

Nov 04, 2021

Anthem of the Seas completed the UK domestic cruises and is now sailing to the U.S. coast. The planned operations of the vessel are starting out of the Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey, in about a week. It will be the second Royal Caribbean’s ship sailing from New Jersey, but Anthem of the Seas was the first in the fleet to restart in the UK and the fifth overall in the fleet globally.