AIDA Cruises offers Canary Island cruises starting December 2020

Aida Cruises Aidaperla

NEWS: On December 5, 2020 AIDA Cruises will open their cruise season around the Canary Islands with AIDAperla, followed by AIDAmar, which will start its winter season with a Christmas voyage on December 20, 2020. The 7-day voyages to the islands of eternal spring start on Saturdays or Sundays from Gran Canaria.

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MSC Cruises approved to restart cruises in Japan

MSC Cruises Bellissima

NEWS: MSC Cruises is the first international line that operates in Japan to receive a health and safety certification from the country’s official maritime classification society ClassNK, a major step toward the line’s operational restart in the country scheduled for April 2021.

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Silversea unveils interiors of new Silver Moon cruise ship

Silversea Silver Moon Stern

NEWS & VIDEOS: Silversea Cruises unveils the first glimpses of Silver Moon’s interiors — the ninth ship in the cruise line’s ultra-luxury fleet. Barbara Muckermann, Silversea’s Chief Marketing Officer, hosts a series of five virtual ship tours seen in videos below, in which you’re guided through Silver Moon’s new S.A.L.T. venues, public spaces, restaurants and suites. […]

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CDC lifts ban on cruises for phased approach with test voyages

Carnival Cruises Carnival Horizon Skyride

NEWS: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lifted the No Sail Order ban on cruising in the U.S. and announced a framework for a phased resumption of cruise ship passenger operations with simulated voyages. The CDC report says, “Considering the continued spread of COVID-19 worldwide and increased risk of COVID-19 on cruise […]

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You can buy a cabin on the MS Satoshi cruise ship for about $25,000

Ocean Builders Satoshi cruise ship sunset

NEWS: Want to live on a cruise ship? A group of marine engineering entrepreneurs is taking advantage of the current downturn in the cruising industry to expand their operations in Panama. Ocean Builders’ MS Satoshi will have cabins auctioned off for those interested in owning a permanent residence on board.

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Six Holland America ships cruise to Alaska in 2021

Holland America Cruise Line Alaska Glacier

NEWS: In 2021 Holland America Line is set to build on its leadership position in Alaska with a full season of cruises and Land+Sea Journeys that showcase the cruise line’s more than 70 years of experience, insider knowledge and preferred access. From April through September, six premium ships will take guests on authentic Alaska experiences. […]

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AIDA Cruises to restart cruising with AIDAblu

Aida Cruises AidaBlu aerial

NEWS: Germany-based AIDA Cruises will resume cruises in Italy on October 17, 2020, becoming the second Carnival brand to resume sailing, following the  return of Italy-based Costa Cruises in early September.

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P&O Cruises welcomes new ship Iona

P&O Cruises Iona aerial exterior

NEWS: At an official handover ceremony with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, P&O Cruises took ownership of Iona, the latest addition to its fleet and the largest cruise ship ever built for the UK market.

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