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Crew Activities Aboard MSC Musica Ahead Of The Restart

Jun 02, 2022

The crew aboard MSC Musica is setting up the final touches ahead of the ship’s restart on June 5. MSC Musica will sail 7-day Eastern Mediterannean itineraries to the Greek islands till December when the vessel will reposition to South America.

Royal Caribbean: Embarkation Quarantine Eliminated, Free Flow Shore Leave, New ROYAL’s To Join Ships

Jun 01, 2022

Royal Caribbean International announced that the entire fleet is back in service! This is thanks to amazing and talented crew members. The final cruise ship to restart, Rhapsody of the Seas has rounded out fleet after her dry dock with her first revenue sailing on May 23. 

Emerald Azzurra naming ceremony held in Venice

Jun 01, 2022

Emerald Cruises’ first ocean-going luxury yacht, Emerald Azzurra, was baptized in an intimate ceremony in Venice, Italy.

Glen Moroney, founder and president of the Scenic Group, which Emerald Cruises is a part of, was present with his wife Karen Moroney, project design director.

MS Rotterdam Christened By Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

Jun 01, 2022

Holland America Line’s newest flagship MS Rotterdam received royal treatment at a festivity of Dutch heritage on May 30, 2022, in the city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her Royal Highness Princess Margrit of the Netherlands served as a godmother and officially named the ship in front of invited guests and guests.

Time to Inflate

May 31, 2022

The other day my niece lost her first tooth and as tradition follows, I told her that the tooth fairy will leave her a dollar. She looked at me puzzled and started laughing. I became more puzzled and asked what is so funny. My niece responded with “the tooth fairy better learn about inflation as what am I suppose to do with a dollar, the rate for a tooth is $10 nowadays.” Well, I realized how much in trouble we are with my niece being 6 years-old and already knowing and understanding inflation.

Explora Journeys first luxury cruise ship launched in in Monfalcone

May 31, 2022

The launch of the EXPLORA I took place on 30 May 2022 at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, the first of four cruise ships commissioned by the MSC Group for the new luxury brand Explora Journeys.

Azamara's Entire Fleet Returns to Service

May 31, 2022

The boutique cruise line Azamara, a leader in Destination Immersion experiences, announced that the entire fleet of four ships has officially returned to the high seas. The full fleet welcomes guests on board with intensive routes around the world, impressive land programs, and more overnight stays in each port, allowing passengers to fully immerse themselves in each destination.

Disney Wish to arrive at Port Canaveral for Grand Celebrations on June 20

May 30, 2022

Disney's latest cruise ship is expected to arrive in Port Canaveral in just a few weeks, and details of many events celebrating its arrival have just been released.

Details about the christening ceremony and the first voyage of the newest vessel have just been released, as well as details about her arrival at her home port in Sunshine State.

Mein Schiff is eliminating guest mask policy

May 30, 2022

Last week, Hamburg-based company TUI Cruises, which operates the Mein Schiff vessels, announced easing of the health protocols for cruise guests - these will apply to all voyages from this week.

Celebrity Cruises Eliminates Crew Embarkation Quarantine

May 29, 2022

Celebrity Cruises will be eliminating embarkation quarantine of the new joining crew, effective at each ship’s next turnaround. The decision to ease the health protocols comes after Celebrity Cruises sister brand recently conducted a no-embarkation quarantine pilot with hundreds of crew. The data showed that given the effectiveness of vaccines and pre-arrival protocols, the elimination of embarkation quarantine does not present additional risk.