Plans on a Healthy Return to Cruising, Agency Letter to Valued Friends & Clients

Courtesy Crown Cruise Vacations: (Sept. 27, 2020) – Recently Crown Cruise Vacations President Ross Spalding sent this letter as an update to cruising, titled: An Update: Plans on a Healthy Return to Cruising, a Letter to Our Valued Friends & Clients Dear Friends, As we head into Fall, we want to take a moment to share with you where things stand in the Cruise World and when we might see some cruises resume in the US. Today, …

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More Cruise Ships Returning to Service, With Health Protocols in Place

It seems the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) current “no sail” order may actually be allowed to expire this week. In recent weeks, several cruise lines have made it clear they hope to begin sailing in early November. Already, sailings have resumed overseas with health protocols similar to those being suggested by CLIA and the Health Sail Panel in place. One thing is certain, cruisers will have a much clearer this week, when the current no sail …

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Royal Caribbean Announces Updates to 2021 Summer Cruises

New Itineraries Complement Previously Scheduled Sailings, Bringing Added Variety and Options in Europe and the Caribbean Courtesy RCI: MIAMI, Sept. 23, 2020 – Royal Caribbean International today provides an update to its 2021 summer cruises, announcing upcoming changes in itineraries and homeports. Tapping market research and valuable feedback from guests and travel partners, the cruise line has adjusted its schedule with the goal of providing guests with greater variety for their 2021 adventures. Highlights of the updated …

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CLIA and Its Cruise Line Members Announce Mandatory Core Elements of Health Protocols

Core elements include a travel-industry first with 100% testing for passengers and crew “Guided by world-class experts in medicine and science, CLIA and its ocean-going cruise line members have outlined a pathway to support a phased-in, highly-controlled return to passenger service in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America with protocols that promote the health and safety of passengers, crew and the communities visited.” Courtesy CLIA: Washington, DC (September 21, 2020)—Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), which represents 95% …

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All Things Cruise Official Photographer Dennis Cox ~ An Eye for the Stunning, Beautiful and Things That Tell a Story in Pictures

Dennis Cox is an award-winning travel and location photographer for magazines, books, corporate publications and advertising. He is also a book publisher, cruise blogger, fashion & travel poster designer. He has photographed in over 130 countries and territories on all seven continents and has specialized in photographing China since 1976. His photographs have appeared in an eclectic range of publications in numerous countries worldwide. In his 14th book of photographs, “Cruising the World, From Gondolas to Megaships,” his images chronicle the …

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Explore the Remote Northeast Passage with Abercrombie & Kent Founder Geoffrey Kent

A&K Celebrates 30 Years of Luxury Expedition Cruising with New Voyages for 2021-22 Courtesy Abercrombie & Kent: DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Sept. 14, 2020 … Next year marks a significant milestone as luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent celebrates 30 years of expedition cruising. What was once an intrepid way to observe wildlife in remote destinations has since been transformed into a luxury adventure, offering an unprecedented level of comfort and access. Today A&K offers 12 voyages, …

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Seabourn Announces “2022 World Cruise: Extraordinary Horizons”: An Unforgettable 145-Day Voyage Visiting 72 Ports In 28 Countries

Courtesy Seabourn: SEATTLE, September 14, 2020 – Seabourn, the ultra-luxury resort at sea, is offering an unforgettable journey around the globe with its “2022 World Cruise: Extraordinary Horizons,” a 145-day voyage on Seabourn Sojourn, visiting 72 extraordinary destinations and ports in 28 countries on five continents. The ultra-luxury Seabourn Sojourn will depart Los Angeles on January 11, 2022, and travel westbound, visiting Hawaii, the islands of the South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, a number of destinations in …

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European Waterways … Fantastic 2020/2021 Savings – Available Now (Single Supplement Waived on Selected Spirit of Scotland Departures)

Great news! European Waterways has extended its unmissable 2021 offers until October 31, so you can plan ahead and enjoy 10% OFF SELECTED CABINS & CHARTERS between April and August of 2021. In search of a last-minute 2020 escape? Enjoy UP TO 35% OFF CHARTERS AND 20% OFF CABINS on selected 2020 Cruises PLUS PAY NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT on selected Spirit of Scotland departures. Don’t miss out: experience the very best of Scotland’s Great Glen, Bordeaux’s wine …

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Carnival Corporation’s Costa Cruises Brand to Restart Cruise Operations This Weekend

Italy-based Costa Cruises is resuming initial sailings from Italian ports beginning Sept. 6, and will be followed by a second Carnival Corporation brand, Germany-based AIDA Cruises, resuming on Nov. 1 with Canary Island voyages Brands will resume with gradual, phased-in restart and enhanced health protocols Courtesy Carnival Corp.: MIAMI (Sept. 3, 2020) – Two cruise line brands from Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest cruise company, have announced plans to resume sailing operations, with Italy-based Costa Cruises scheduled to restart sailing in Italy …

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Small Intimate Voyages – What is Your Preferred Type, Expedition, Explorer or Yacht?

These Small & Intimate Expedition or Yacht type vessels offer a private, exclusive ambiance, along with personalized service and the advantage of being able to port almost anywhere. Passengers get a feel for the water and experience destinations in a very up-close and personal way. Ships sizes range from megaships (over 4,000 passengers) to very small vessels and luxury yachts whose passengers number in mere dozens. Knowing the differences is key to planning your best cruise vacation. CruiseCompete …

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