Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Europa 2 sails on its eighth cruise since pandemic

NEWS: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Europa 2 is sailing on its eighth cruise from Hamburg since the pandemic. Passenger numbers are reduced by 40 per cent and after having ‘only sea days’ voyages at first, Hapag-Lloyd is now offering Zodiac tours and selected shore excursions at northern Europe ports. Cruises to the Canary Islands are scheduled for […]

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Carnival Mardi Gras cruise ship atrium revealed

Carnival Mardi Gras Grand Central Construction

NEWS: Atriums have been an important part of cruise ship design for decades but leave it to Carnival Cruises to break the mold with Grand Central, a transformational three-deck-high space that is one of six themed zones on Mardi Gras, set to debut in February. A unique twist on the traditional atrium, Grand Central spans […]

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Cruise association advises many mandatory COVID-19 health protocols

Royal Caribbean Harmony of the seas interior balcony cabins

NEWS: Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), which represents 95% of global ocean-going cruise capacity, announced the adoption of mandatory core elements of a strong set of health protocols to be implemented as part of a phased-in, highly controlled resumption of operations.

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Experts submit recommendations for safe cruising to CDC

Royal Caribbean Oasis Labadee Haiti

NEWS: New recommendations from a panel of globally-recognized medical and scientific experts say that by relentlessly focusing on prevention and other measures – including the testing of guests and crew members – public health risks associated with the pandemic can be mitigated on cruise ships. The Healthy Sail Panel submitted its recommendations today to the […]

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Videos show a behind-the-scenes look at Carnival’s Mardi Gras

Carnival Cruises Mardi Gras exterior bow

NEWS & VIDEOS: Four videos show a behind-the-scenes look at Carnival Cruises Mardi Gras at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland.   Scheduled to enter service in February, Mardi Gras’ progress is highlighted with a series of videos that show workers finalizing some of the ship’s stunning public spaces, including: The Cuban-themed Havana Bar, a homage […]

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