Cruise Radio News Briefs

Cruise Radio News Briefs

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June 18, 2021 1 min

Cruise News Briefing - June 18, 2021. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has updated cruise guidance for guests who plan to embark a ship. Royal Caribbean breaks ground on new terminal in Galveston, Texas. Cozumel, Mexico has received its first major cruise ship since the industry shut down last March. Port Canaveral shows off a SpaceX photo with Carnival’s Mardi Gras. Cruise stocks were down on Thursday for CCL, RCL, and NCLH. 

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Cruise News Briefing - June 17, 2021. Royal Caribbean International cut the steel on its upcoming Icon-class cruise ship at a shipyard in Finland on Wednesday. Two cruise ports in Alaska welcome cruise guests this past weekend, making it the first stop since 2019. A new study from Expedia shows that cruise vacations remain strong from summer 2021 to the future. Cruise stocks were up for RCL, CCL, and NCLH. 

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Cruise News Briefing - June 16, 2021. Another Viking ocean cruise ship has resumed sailings in Bermuda. Royal Caribbean's latest ship Odyssey of the Seas canceled its first cruise because of crew members testing positive. MSC Splendida has resumed sailings in the Mediterranean, making it MSC’s fifth ship to resume service. Cruise stocks were down on Tuesday for CCL, NCLH, and RCL. 

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Cruise News Briefing - June 15, 2021. The CDC and the State of Florida have not come to an agreement concerning the CDC’s Conditional Sailing Order. In a few weeks, Belize is set to welcome its first cruise ship in 15 months. Virgin Voyages has announced Resilient Lady’s inaugural winter season schedule. Cruise stocks were down for CCL, NCLH, and RCL. 

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Cruise News Briefing - June 11, 2021. Royal Caribbean’s new ship Odyssey of the Seas has arrived in her homeport of Port Everglades for the first time. Another Royal Caribbean ship, Adventure of the Seas, has arrived into Nassau, Bahamas ahead of her summer sailings from the island port. And finally, Princess Cruises has announced a new service on its MedallionClass app that enables guests to call a crew member to their location or...

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Cruise News Briefing - June 10, 2021. Carnival Cruise Line’s new ship, Mardi Gras, was refueled with liquefied natural gas in Port Canaveral for the first time. Disney Cruise Line has released an update to its Navigator smartphone app ahead of its UK Staycation sailings. In honor of World Oceans Day on Tuesday, Norwegian Cruise Line donated $25,000 towards ocean conservation efforts. Cruise line stocks for CCL, RCL, and NCLH. 

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Cruise News Briefing - June 9, 2021. Carnival released its protocols for Texas sailings on Carnival Vista and Carnival Breeze. Carnival Cruise Line has announced who the cruise directors will be on four ships sailing from the U.S. this summer. Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has begun a vaccination program for the crew that will be working aboard Grand Classica. Cruise stocks were up for CCL, RCL, and NCLH. 

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Cruise News Briefing - June 8, 2021. MSC Cruises has announced its U.S. return with Caribbean and Bahamas sailings on two ships out of Florida. Norwegian Cruise Line has announced additional U.S. deployments for summer and fall 2021, and is sticking with its vaccination mandate. Carnival Cruise Line said they still plan on sailing from Galveston this summer with a vaccinated ship that is in accordance with CDC guidelines. Cruise li...

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Cruise News Briefing - June 7, 2021 — AM Update. Carnival Cruise Line has announced that they are announcing the first two ships to restart cruising in July with Carnival Vista and Carnival Breeze, while Carnival Horizon waitS patiently. Both Texas ships will require guests to be fully vaccinated. Cruise line stocks open in the green for CCL, RCL, and NCLH. 

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Cruise News Briefing - June 7, 2021. A cruise ship docks in Venice for the first time since the passenger vessel ban. Celebrity Millennium steams towards Barbados with a new muster drill. The Canary Islands are cashing in on European cruises. 

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Cruise News Briefing - June 4, 2021. Carnival’s new ship Mardi Gras is arriving in Florida this morning. MSC Cruises will be returning to Spain at the end of June. Royal Caribbean has announced it will be constructing a new cruise terminal at the Port of Galveston. And a campaign to limit cruise ships and passengers in the Alaskan city of Juneau has fallen flat. Cruise stocks were down for CCL, NCHL, and RCL. 

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Cruise News Briefing - June 3, 2021. The lawsuit with the Centers for Disease Control and three states is still ongoing. Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line will operate test cruises in late June from Florida. A sixth cruise line will sail Alaska this summer. Cruise line stocks were up for CCL, NCLH, and RCL. 

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Cruise News Briefing - June 2, 2021. Disney Cruise Line has received approval from the CDC to begin test cruises this month, starting with Disney Dream out of Port Canaveral. The transport ministry of Spain has announced that the country will once again be welcoming cruise ships as of June 7. Queen Mary is in danger of flooding or capsizing if major repairs are not done. Cruise line stocks were up on Tuesday for CCL, RCL, and NCLH....

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Cruise News Briefing - June 1, 2021. Port Canaveral prepares for the arrival of Carnival Cruise Line's newest ship Mardi Gras. Norwegian Cruise Line cancels two additional itineraries this summer. MSC Cruises details the new ship. The stock market was closed on Monday for Memorial Day, it reopens on Tuesday. 

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Cruise News Briefing - May 29, 2021. It’s with a heavy heart to report that Gavin MacLeod, better known as Captain Stubing from the hit TV show Love Boat has passed away at the age of 90.

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Cruise News Briefing - May 28, 2021. Even as several cruise lines make plans to sail out of Florida's ports, that state's governor says he will not make an exception to the newly-passed law which forbids any business from requiring proof of vaccination. Oceania Cruises has announced return dates for three more of its ships: Riviera, Insignia, and Sirena. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings shareholders have voted against the com...

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Cruise News Briefing - May 27, 2021. Royal Caribbean International is gearing up for its first simulated “test” cruise from Miami, and is now taking volunteers. Celebrity Cruises announced new details on its wellness program aboard Celebrity Beyond, which includes F45 classes, an extensive spa thermal suite, and in-cabin wellness programming. Carnival Cruise Line is also gearing up for test cruises, but says that it is not taking v...

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Cruise News Briefing - May 26, 2021 - AM UPDATE. Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the restart dates and regions for eight more of its cruise ships. Carnival Cruise Line has revealed details on the health and safety protocols that will be in place aboard Carnival Miracle for her cruises to Alaska this summer. Puerto Rico has announced that it will no longer require fully-vaccinated American travelers to provide a negative COVID-1...

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Cruise News Briefing - May 26, 2021. The Centers for Disease Control has given Royal Caribbean permission to begin operating test cruises from Miami in late June. Holland America Line has extended Eurodam’s summer season in the Mediterranean, with the ship taking over sailings previously scheduled for Westerdam. MSC Virtuosa has successfully completed the first cruise from the UK in over 14 months, and is now on her second of four ...

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Cruise News Briefing - May 25, 2021. Norwegian Cruise Line announced details on its plan to sail from Seattle to Alaska this August. Royal Caribbean Group's president Richard Fain gave his monthly video update on Monday. With newly relaxed international restrictions, Viking plans to restart its European river cruises as early as July. Cruise stocks were up for CCL, NCLH, and RCL. 

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