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Florida Cruise Lawsuit Victory Won’t Affect Alaska Sailings
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Florida Cruise Lawsuit Victory Won’t Affect Alaska Sailings

Evan Gove - June 21, 2021

In a ruling late Friday, US District Judge Steven Merryday rejected the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's restrictions for cruise lines and granted the State of Florida’s motion…

U.S. Virgin Islands In Talks with Jamaica on Tourism “Coopetition”
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U.S. Virgin Islands In Talks with Jamaica on Tourism “Coopetition”

Evan Gove - June 9, 2021

One of the most popular vacation destinations in the Caribbean is looking to help bolster their economic recovery by collaborating with other islands in the Caribbean. The…

Carnival Cruise Line Preparing for New Orleans Cruises
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Carnival Cruise Line Preparing for New Orleans Cruises

Evan Gove - June 3, 2021

The Big Easy is one of the most popular destination cities in the United States and pre-pandemic, Port Nola saw more than 1 million passengers flow through…

CDC Gives Royal Caribbean the Okay For Test Cruises in June
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CDC Gives Royal Caribbean the Okay For Test Cruises in June

Evan Gove - May 26, 2021

After more than a year of waiting, it finally looks like the cruise industry is about to be back to normal. Royal Caribbean International became the first…

Royal Caribbean Changes Plans for Bermuda Cruises
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Royal Caribbean Changes Plans for Bermuda Cruises

Evan Gove - May 20, 2021

Porthole Cruise and Travel readers are no strangers to cruise cancellations these days. For the past year, you've read countless articles about cancelled, delayed and rescheduled cruises…

CDC: Vaccinated Passengers Don’t Need Disembarkation Testing for Voyages Less than 4 Days
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CDC: Vaccinated Passengers Don’t Need Disembarkation Testing for Voyages Less than 4 Days

Evan Gove - May 19, 2021

For the past few weeks, we've been reading and re-reading a document put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called the "COVID-19 Operations Manual…

Carnival Cruise Line “Working Towards” July Restart Says President Christine Duffy
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Carnival Cruise Line “Working Towards” July Restart Says President Christine Duffy

Evan Gove - May 18, 2021

Appearing on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt last night, Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy confirmed that the cruise line is working with the CDC on…

Alaska Tourism Recovery Act May Save the Cruise Season
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Alaska Tourism Recovery Act May Save the Cruise Season

Evan Gove - May 14, 2021

UPDATE May 20, 2021: The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 1318: The Alaska Tourism Recovery Act. The bill will now head to the desk of President Joe…

CDC Relaxes Some Rules for Vaccinated Cruise Passengers
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CDC Relaxes Some Rules for Vaccinated Cruise Passengers

Evan Gove - May 13, 2021

There's great news this morning for cruisers who are fully vaccinated! In last weeks Technical Instructions for Simulated Voyages by Cruise Ship Operators under CDC’s Framework for…

CDC Releases Technical Instructions for Simulated Voyages
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CDC Releases Technical Instructions for Simulated Voyages

Evan Gove - May 5, 2021

Welcome to Phase 2B of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Conditional Sail Order! What is Phase 2B, you ask? It's a set of technical instructions…

Did the CDC Just Kick Kids Off Cruise Lines?
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Did the CDC Just Kick Kids Off Cruise Lines?

Evan Gove - April 29, 2021

The cruise industry was buzzing last night and this morning with the news that the CDC sent a letter to cruise lines updating and clarifying some of…

Holland America Line CEO Talks New “Have It All” Package, Visiting <I>Nieuw Statendam</I>
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Holland America Line CEO Talks New “Have It All” Package, Visiting Nieuw Statendam

Evan Gove - April 27, 2021

After 148 years of cruising, it's safe to say Holland America Line has it down to a science. The cruise line is one of the most popular…

Travelers Should Avoid the Bahamas Says CDC
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Travelers Should Avoid the Bahamas Says CDC

Evan Gove - April 20, 2021

Cruises are set to return to the Bahamas in a matter of weeks, so of course the CDC issued an upgraded warning for travel to the islands.…

CDC Cruise Line Restrictions ‘Borderline Ridiculous’ says NCL CEO
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CDC Cruise Line Restrictions ‘Borderline Ridiculous’ says NCL CEO

Evan Gove - April 8, 2021

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an update to their conditional sail order last week, many thought it meant good news for the cruise…

Virgin Voyages Announces Summer Sailings in the UK
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Virgin Voyages Announces Summer Sailings in the UK

Evan Gove - April 8, 2021

Just one day after cancelling their summer cruise season from Miami, Virgin Voyages is joining other cruise lines in offering select sailings from the United Kingdom for…

The CDC’s Technical Guidance for Cruise Ships Explained
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The CDC’s Technical Guidance for Cruise Ships Explained

Evan Gove - April 5, 2021

In a classic Friday afternoon news dump, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an update to their conditional sail order with a number of new…

Florida Governor Calls on CDC to Let Cruises Sail
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Florida Governor Calls on CDC to Let Cruises Sail

Evan Gove - March 26, 2021

At a roundtable discussion at Port Canaveral today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody and Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin J. Thibault, P.E. called…

CLIA Tells CDC It’s Time to Cruise
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CLIA Tells CDC It’s Time to Cruise

Evan Gove - March 24, 2021

When it comes to cruising, nobody knows more than CLIA. The Cruise Lines International Association is the world's largest cruise industry trade association which represents 95% of global ocean-going cruise capacity.…

Jamaica Travel Restrictions Get Tighter for Visitors
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Jamaica Travel Restrictions Get Tighter for Visitors

Evan Gove - March 3, 2021

The Caribbean island of Jamaica tightened up their COVID-19 travel restrictions for visitors, reducing the time frame in which travelers need to get tested for the virus.…

Carnival Cruise Line Pauses Operation Through May 31, 2021
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Carnival Cruise Line Pauses Operation Through May 31, 2021

Evan Gove - February 24, 2021

Some more not-so-great news for cruisers. Carnival Cruise Line has announced a pause in operations until June 2021. The full press release from the company including a quote…

Dominican Republic Travel Restrictions You Need to Know
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Dominican Republic Travel Restrictions You Need to Know

Evan Gove - February 24, 2021

As we count down the days until cruise ships can sail from the United States once more, cruisers are turning to other getaways to satisfy their wanderlust…

U.S. Virgin Islands Remind Travelers to Get Tested
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U.S. Virgin Islands Remind Travelers to Get Tested

Evan Gove - January 20, 2021

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism reminded visitors from the mainland United States that they must to use the Travel Screening Portal at usvitravelportal.com to submit the…

Norwegian Cruise Line Will Restart Operation in May
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Norwegian Cruise Line Will Restart Operation in May

Evan Gove - January 19, 2021

In a statement this morning, Norwegian Cruise Line announced they've made the difficult decision to further suspend their cruise operations through April 2021. Following in the footsteps…

Carnival Cruise Line Extends Pause Until April
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Carnival Cruise Line Extends Pause Until April

Evan Gove - January 6, 2021

UPDATE 1:51pm: Carnival Corporation sub-brands Holland America Line and Princess Cruises have also pushed back their restart date. HAL will now resume operation in April of 2021…

Disney Cruise Line Will Now Return in February
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Disney Cruise Line Will Now Return in February

Evan Gove - November 23, 2020

Cruise lines continue pushing back their restart date as they work their way through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new framework for conditional sailing. The…

CDC Upgrades Cruising Risk to Level 4, the Highest Possible
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CDC Upgrades Cruising Risk to Level 4, the Highest Possible

Evan Gove - November 23, 2020

On Saturday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their travel advisory for cruise ships to level 4, meaning that there was a “very high”…

Carnival Cruise Line Targets February for Restart
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Carnival Cruise Line Targets February for Restart

Evan Gove - November 18, 2020

It's been an up and down week for the cruise industry. News of effective vaccines had people excited, but cruise lines aren't even close to taking on…

Norwegian Cruise Brands Cancel Sailings Through December
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Norwegian Cruise Brands Cancel Sailings Through December

Evan Gove - November 2, 2020

Cruisers were thrilled last Friday when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chose not to renew their no-sail order that had been in effect since March.…

CDC Lifts No-Sail Order, Outlines Cruise Return
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CDC Lifts No-Sail Order, Outlines Cruise Return

Evan Gove - October 30, 2020

The CDC announced this afternoon they would let the no-sail order expire, but in it's place they've instituted a conditional sail order with plenty of hoops cruise…

CDC Reaffirms Warning Against Nonessential Travel, Including Cruises
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CDC Reaffirms Warning Against Nonessential Travel, Including Cruises

Evan Gove - October 26, 2020

The CDC has updated a level 3 warning to avoid nonessential travel, citing cruises in particular as a known spreader of COVID-19.  The update on the CDC…

White House Meeting Postponed Due to Positive COVID-19 Tests
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White House Meeting Postponed Due to Positive COVID-19 Tests

Evan Gove - October 2, 2020

Earlier this week, the cruise industry had it's first piece of good news in a long time when news came down that the Centers for Disease Control…

No-Sail Order Officially Pushed to Halloween
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No-Sail Order Officially Pushed to Halloween

Evan Gove - October 1, 2020

CruiAs we reported yesterday, the rumor flying around the cruise world was that the Trump Administration, Vice President Mike Pence specifically, was planning on overruling the Centers…

REPORT: No-Sail Order to End October 31
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REPORT: No-Sail Order to End October 31

Evan Gove - September 30, 2020

Last night, American news website Axios reported on a meeting held in the White House Situation Room and it could be good news for cruisers. According to…

AmaWaterways Pauses Most River Cruises Until November
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AmaWaterways Pauses Most River Cruises Until November

Evan Gove - September 1, 2020

UPDATE: A representative from AmaWaterways has confirmed that the pause until October does NOT apply to the newly restarted AmaKristina in Europe. It DOES however, apply to…

St. Kitts and Nevis to Reopen in October, Including Cruises
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St. Kitts and Nevis to Reopen in October, Including Cruises

Evan Gove - August 20, 2020

Another Caribbean nation is gearing up for a return to normalcy and it's especially good news for cruisers! The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis announced in…

UnCruise CEO Discusses Recent COVID-19 Case and Where the Cruise Line Is Headed
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UnCruise CEO Discusses Recent COVID-19 Case and Where the Cruise Line Is Headed

Evan Gove - August 11, 2020

It’s safe to say that Captain Dan Blanchard, CEO of UnCruise Adventures, loves the sea. In fact, he was just 18 years old when he received his…

Royal, Carnival Cancel Cruises Through October
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Royal, Carnival Cancel Cruises Through October

Evan Gove - August 5, 2020

In a move that was not unexpected, but certainly disappointing, Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International joined Norwegian Cruise Line in cancelling all cruises through the…

Royal Caribbean Extends Pause Until Oct 1
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Royal Caribbean Extends Pause Until Oct 1

Evan Gove - July 17, 2020

Cruisers woke up to some not-so-great news this morning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their no-sail order, pushing the date back to October 2020.…

CDC Issues Extension On No-Sail Order
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CDC Issues Extension On No-Sail Order

Evan Gove - April 10, 2020

In an order filed to the Federal Registry yesterday, the CDC shut down any hope that the cruise industry would return soon, extending the no-sail order for…