Cruise News Recap | Week of July 31, 2022

Celebrity Edge Return Trip Report

1. Carnival Cruise Line has announced a number of permanent changes across its fleet, including a shortened sea day brunch, reduced hours at the pizza counter, and no more breakfast room service door hanger. 2. Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, and MSC Cruises has announced that fully vaccinated guests sailing voyages five nights or shorter from the […]

Popular River and Ocean Line Viking Celebrates 25th Anniversary

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Luxury river and ocean cruise line Viking is celebrating its 25th anniversary today. To commemorate the occasion, the line released a new video message (which you can watch below) from its founder and chairman Torstein Hagen, as he reflects on the company’s key milestones since its founding in 1997. All this week, the Viking.TV daily […]

Carnival Cruise Line Introduces New Lager to Celebrate International Beer Day

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To celebrate International Beer Day, which is today, Carnival Cruise Line has announced a new brew that it’s serving up fleetwide: ParchedPig Beach Lager. The cruise line describes the new lager as a “refreshing, crisp, and golden beer” that’s available in cans in bar and dining venues, as well as on tap in select locations. […]

Construction Nearing Completion on Royal Caribbean’s $125 Million Galveston Terminal

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In a tweet, Royal Caribbean shared progress this week on its brand-new $125 million cruise terminal at the gulf port of Galveston, Texas. Construction Update: A look at the $125M @RoyalCaribbean terminal @PortofGalveston in Texas taking shape ahead of its opening this fall. Stay tuned for more updates! | Download images: 🛠 — […]

Royal Caribbean & Celebrity Adjust Testing Requirements For U.S. Cruises

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In line with recent announcements from other cruise lines, sister brands Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises have both adjusted their COVID-19 testing protocols for sailings from United States ports. For voyages that are five nights or shorter, vaccinated guests will no longer need to present a negative test result to board the ship starting […]

Cruise News Today — August 5, 2022 [VIDEO]

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Diamond Princess Returns to U.S. The cruise ship that made Coronavirus headlines around the globe at the start of the pandemic is now back in the United States. After sailing the last nine years in Asia, Diamond Princess will spend the fall sailing from California, offering California coastal cruises and sailings to Mexico. The ship […]

New Expedition Cruise Ship Begins First Voyage in the Canadian Arctic

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Quark Expeditions, which is an expedition cruise line specializing in the polar regions, has announced that its new ship has set sail on her first voyage in the Canadian Arctic. On August 1, 2022, Ultramarine embarked on a 17-day Northwest Passage: In the Footsteps of Franklin itinerary, which is one of five expeditions from the […]

8 Popular Cruise Ship Seafood Restaurants

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If there’s one cuisine that makes sense on a cruise ship, it’s seafood. You’re literally floating on top of the source of dishes like lobster tail, roasted branzino, clam chowder, mussels, seafood linguini, oysters, crab cakes, fish and chips, and pan-seared halibut. Here, we’ve put together a rundown of eight popular seafood restaurants — ranging from […]

Cruise Podcast: MSC Lirica Review + Cruise News

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On this week’s episode of Cruise Radio, we get a review of a seven-night Mediterranean cruise on MSC Cruises’ ship MSC Lirica, roundtrip from Piraeus, Greece (the port for Athens). Richard Simms Has Cruise News: Policy changes regarding testing across most major cruise lines Norwegian Cruise Line is changing up menus and celebrating the float-out […]

New Cruise Line Upgrading Wifi Connectivity Across The Fleet

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The wireless internet service on Virgin Voyages’ ships is about to get better. Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has announced that the cruise line will be using the Aruba ESP (Edge Services Platform) network for all of the ships in its fleet. The cruise line currently has two ships in passenger service: Scarlet Lady […]