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Breaking Down the State of Florida vs CDC Cruise Lawsuit

When it comes to the cruise line industry, Florida has long been a leader. This past year, however, Florida has become a notable laggard. As an example, Florida passed a law that requires a random drug test of all guest of a cruise ship. In April, Florida’s key role in the ’90s cruise-ship disaster, the “Norwegian Dawn”, is still fresh in the minds of many. On May 24, 2019, Florida officials announced that they would be suing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate the state’s responseRead More


Carnival Cruise Line Details Mardi Gras Protocols

Carnival Cruise Lines have released details of Carnival Mardi Gras, the unofficial Carnival holiday that takes place in February and March. Carnival Mardi Gras 2013 will bring Carnival ships from all around the world to New Orleans for the celebration including the world’s largest Carnival parade in the United States, which will also host the world’s largest parade float in New Orleans. Carnival Cruise Line has released a new Mardi Gras parade guide, detailing how the company plans to celebrate Mardi Gras from the day before Lent to the dayRead More


Carnival Cruise Line Makes Changes for Platinum and Diamond Guests

Blue Star Lines’ premium cruise lines are making changes this year. The company announced that it is raising the price on select limited-time Platinum and Diamond suites on select new ships. Premium suites on select new ships will now cost $100 more per day than the regular price. The cruise industry is always changing. Cruise lines are constantly adjusting the number of cabins they offer, the menus they feature, and the size of their onboard activities. In an effort to keep up with customer demand, Carnival Cruise Line is makingRead More


Carnival’s New Mardi Gras Cruise Ship Arrives in Port Canaveral

Carnival International’s newest ship, the Carnival Magic, arrived in port this morning in its homeport of Tampa, Florida. The ship is on its first-ever world cruise, and is making its way to its first destination, Port Canaveral, where it will begin its 15 night/16-day world cruise. Carnival Corporation’s newest Mardi Gras Cruise Ship Carnival Triumph has arrived at Port Canaveral, Florida, and its passengers can now board the ship for their journey to the Carnival Magic for a two-night Caribbean cruise. The Carnival Triumph, a 3,800-passenger luxury ship, will departRead More


Six Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships to Restart in July and August From the US

Big news from Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCCL) can hardly be kept under wraps, and the news is no exception. The cruising line, which is based in Miami, announced today that it will receive its six newest ships from shipyards in St. John’s, Newfoundland in July and August this year. As we all know, the cruising world is very competitive. Over the past decade, there have been many new cruise lines that have emerged to challenge the more established lines. One big factor in this competition, aside from price, is theRead More


Which Norwegian Cruise Line Ships are Restarting Operations?

If you’ve ever been on a cruise with Norwegian, you know that their ships are some of the biggest and best in the travel industry. The American flagged Norwegian cruise ships are among the biggest and best in the industry, with the largest ships in the industry, in terms of passenger capacity, and the newest ones are some of the most well-known ships in the industry. While most cruise lines aren’t as well-known as Norwegian, the ones that are, have some of the best, and some of the most popularRead More


Cruise Radio News Briefs | Week of June 6, 2021

The cruise radio news briefs for week of June 6, 2021 include interviews with: The captain of Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas who is on the maiden voyage from Norfolk, VA to Shanghai, China. The cruise director of Disney’s Magic of the Seas who is on the maiden voyage from Orlando, FL to New York, NY. The captain of Celebrity Cruises’ Seven Seas Mariner from Tampa, FL to Miami, FL. The cruise director of Carnival’s Valor from Norfolk, VA to Shanghai, China. The cruise director of Norwegian’s Norwegian JadeRead More


Royal Caribbean President Clarifies the Cruise Line’s Vaccine Policy

Royal Caribbean Cruises has added a new offering to its list of offerings this year, and it’s a happy addition to its usual fare. The cruise line is launching its first vaccine-free cruise, sailing the Caribbean, from Miami, Florida to the Bahamas, with stops in St. Thomas and St. Martin. Royal Caribbean Cruises has a problem — one that threatens to leave hundreds of thousands of passengers feeling fearful. Earlier this year, news broke that the line had changed its policy on who can be vaccinated for the flu. ForRead More


Carnival Cruise Line Issues Vaccine Mandate for Two Ships in July

On June 4, Carnival Cruise Lines announced that it will require all passengers traveling on the company’s two newest ships to be vaccinated for the flu by July 1, 2013, and that the company will not be offering any exceptions. In a recent order, Carnival Cruise Line is mandating that passengers on two of its ships get a flu shot. The order was made due to the fact that the company had suffered heavy losses due to the flu in 2016. Carnival also added that they will be adding theRead More


Royal Caribbean Reveals Full Summer 2021 US Cruise Restart

A Royal Caribbean cruise has always been a dream of mine, so when the company announced that it would be resuming service to the US in 2021, I jumped on the opportunity to finally experience a Royal Caribbean cruise. The ship, Harmony of the Seas, is the largest cruise ship on the planet, with a total of 21 decks, five swimming pools, a spa, a movie theater, and a rock-climbing wall. After being on the ship for a week, I can say that Royal Caribbean delivers a world-class vacation experience.Read More