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MSC Grandiosa 2022 Baltic Voyages Replaced with the Norwegian Fjords

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MSC Cruises announced that MSC Grandiosa is switching the Baltic Cruises with the Norwegian Fjords for the 2022 summer season. Instead of looking for alternative ports, MSC Cruises has decided to change the entire route of the MSC Grandiosa. The ship will sail weekly voyages from Kiel to Denmark and then on to Norway, where she will visit Hellesylt, Alesund and Flam.

Cruise ships to resume Brazil sailings this week

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After two months of voluntary suspension of operations, cruise ships will finally resume sailings in Brazil. Clia Brazil announced on Wednesday the resumption of the cruise season starting on March 5. The rest of the season will feature 19 itineraries and will run through April 18, while the 2022/23 season will officially start in October 2022. Last week, Brazil Ministry of Health released a document allowing cruise ships to resume sailings on March 7.

Cruise Lines relax COVID-19 restrictions for crew – Shore leave is back, quarantine for new sign-on reduced

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As the Covid-19 surge caused over the past several months by the Omicron variant continues to decline and many cruise ships are reporting zero Covid cases in the past few weeks, several cruise lines decided to relax some of the safety measures. This week Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line announced rolling back of its onboard mask policy for guests, allowing fully vaccinated passengers to go without masks in most of the public areas.

Crew Aboard Five Cruise Ships in Brazil Receive COVID-19 Booster Shot

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Cruise Lines International Association - CLIA Brazil, has announced that the crew onboard the five cruise ships anchored off the coast of Santos have received coronavirus booster shot. As part of the cruise lines policy and adoption of mandatory core elements of a strong set of health protocols, all crew members need to receive the 3rd dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

SpaceX rocket launch aborted after cruise ship enters in hazard area

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Elon Musk's SpaceX launch of the rocket Falcon 9 was aborted at the last moment from Cape Canaveral after a cruise ship ventured under the planned flight trajectory near the hazard area. SpaceX was set to fire a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit on Sunday at 6:11 p.m, but the US Coast Guard could not clear a cruise ship in time out of the rocket’s downrange hazard area.