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Cunard announces new itineraries on Queen Elizabeth for 2022

Oct 30, 2021

Queen Elizabeth is offering entirely new itineraries between February 20 and May 17, 2022. Sailings will depart from Southampton and will include a voyage in search of the Northern Lights, departures to the Canary Islands, Western Mediterranean as well as a grand voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, through the Panama Canal and on to Vancouver, Canada.

Captain Cook Cruises Helps Fijian Families hit by the crisis

Oct 30, 2021

On Wednesday, 13th and 14th of October, Fiji One, a Captain Cruise’s sailing catamaran sailed to Mamanuca & Yasawa islands and another one called Reef Endeavour to the Northern Yasawa on 15th October. Both ships were loaded with essential supplies to help the villages, affected by the crisis caused by border closures and lack of tourism. 

P&O Cruises Australia announce extension of pause until 2022

Oct 28, 2021

Since there is still no green light for domestic cruise resumption, P&O Cruises Australia extended their cruise pause until 2022, which means a month-long from the previous. Instead of January 15, 2022 the hiatus applies to cruises scheduled to run to February 14, 2022.  

Hurtigruten voted most popular cruise brand in 2021

Oct 28, 2021

Searching for the most popular brands among Germans every year, the market research company YouGov and the business and financial newspaper Handelsblatt organized one more survey and the surveyed again voted Hurtigruten first this year. The shipping company is known for the traditional mail ship route along the Norwegian coast and the sustainable expedition sea voyages around the globe.

Costa Toscana Completes Sea Trials and Marks Coin Ceremony

Oct 28, 2021

Costa Toscana has successfully completed sea trials—a series of tests to verify the proper functioning of systems, equipment and LNG (liquefied natural gas) engines. Now, the ship is back at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland, for additional work prior to the vessel's delivery to Costa Cruises in December 2021. Costa Toscana is Costa’s second ship powered by liquefied natural gas, the marine industry’s most advanced fuel technology available for reducing emissions.

Bahamas govt to extend cruise passenger vaccine Mandate until 2022

Oct 28, 2021

The government of Bahamas decided to extend the country’s vaccination mandate for cruise ships seeking entry to the country. “As we extend this rule, we believe it will help us even further grow the tourism business in a balanced way,” said Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper.

Miss Universe, Dominican Republic Welcomes Carnival Mardi Gras To Amber Cove

Oct 28, 2021

The celebrations on the inaugural Mardi Gras cruise continue in Amber Cove, Dominican Republic, as the ship's Godmother and Miss Universe, Dominican Republic, Kimberly Jiménez welcomed the ship to her home country.

Royal Caribbean Shares Icon of the Seas Construction Update

Oct 28, 2021

Royal Caribbean International shared construction updated on its first cruise ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), Icon of the Seas. The construction is well underway with the recent installation of the LNG Fuel Tank. The company released a video of the first tank recently installed weighting 307 tons. The thank is 90 feet (27 meters) long and 26 feet (8 meters) tall.

In 2023 Silversea Cruises will introduce the newest hybrid-powered cruise ship

Oct 27, 2021

Silversea Cruises, the ultra-luxury brand owned by Royal Caribbean Group, will debut a fuel-efficient hybrid vessel in the summer, 2023. No other cruise company currently has this capability. This ship is said to be the cruise industry’s first such vessel, with a hybrid solution enabling the ship to be local emissions-free while docked at ports.

CDC extends Conditional Sailing Order until January 2022

Oct 27, 2021

Federal health officials on Monday extended for three more months its rules that cruise ships must follow to sail during the pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended into January the “Conditional Sailing Order” on the cruise industry that was set to expire next week, citing concerns over the highly contagious delta variant and breakthrough cases among vaccinated travelers.

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