9 Over The Top Shore Excursions On Your Next Cruise

1. Heli-Ice Caving, Reykjavik, Iceland This incredible aerial adventure starts with a tour of the city, where you’ll view the surrounding mountains and lava fields. Your first landing will be the Hengill volcano. Although the volcano hasn’t erupted in over 2000 years, it’s still considered active with lava close to the surface and hot springs dotted across the mountain. You’ll then fly above Thingvellir National Park, Iceland’s first national park and one of the best geological wonders …

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Antigua and Barbuda Welcomes Star Breeze, First Cruise Ship Since Pandemic

COURTESY CRUISE INDUSTRY NEWS: July 17, 2021 The Star Breeze, a 204-passenger ship sailing for Windstar, has become the first cruise ship to sail into Antigua’s, St. John’s Harbor on a revenue itinerary on July 15. According to a press release, the ship was greeted by a symbolic water canon salute, the booming of tugboat horns, and lively steelpan performances by Hells Gate Steel Orchestra. Minister of Tourism Charles Fernandez, Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism Senator …

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CDC Alters Rules On Test Sailings, Moving Cruise Lines Closer To Restart

Courtesy Travel Weekly: The CDC is committing to a mid-July restart for cruise ships from U.S. ports. By Johanna Jainchill |Apr 29, 2021| Cruise lines can skip test sailings if they attest that 98% of crew and 95% of passengers will be fully vaccinated, the CDC told cruise lines in a letter Wednesday night in which it committed to a mid-July restart from the U.S. The CDC said the change was the result of twice-weekly meetings with cruise …

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Royal Caribbean Group CEO Richard Fain: Alaska Season More Likely After CDC Relaxes Rules

Courtesy Travel Weekly By Johanna Jainchill Apr 29, 2021: Royal Caribbean Group CEO Richard Fain said today that the CDC’s latest guidance makes the prospect of an Alaska season more likely and that although the Alaska situation is “complex,” he thinks a solution is possible. The CDC last night committed to a mid-July restart from the U.S., relaxing testing guidelines, speeding up the approval-to-sail process and saying that cruise lines can skip test sailings if 98% of …

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Holland America Line Introduces ‘Have It All’ Premium Package That Includes Shore Excursions, Drinks, Specialty Dining and Wi-Fi

New inclusive package is an exceptional value with 50% savings off four popular extras Courtesy Holland America Line: Seattle, Wash., April 15, 2021 — For travelers who appreciate taking an inclusive vacation with extra amenities factored upfront into the price, Holland America Line is launching a new “Have It All” premium package that includes shore excursions, beverages, specialty dining and Wi-Fi in one base cruise fare. Available year-round on all itineraries six days or longer except Grand …

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Holland America Line Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Private Bahamian Island Half Moon Cay During 2022-23 Caribbean Season …

… Seven ships — including two Pinnacle Class vessels — island hop throughout the region and explore the Panama Canal Courtesy Holland America Line: SEATTLE April. 8, 2021 — The Caribbean evokes images of white-sand beaches, balmy breezes and sun-kissed skies, but a cruise to the Caribbean with Holland America Line delves beyond the beauty and immerses guests in the local way of life. For the 2022-23 season, seven ships will explore the traditions and tranquility of …

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Quark Expeditions Takes Ownership of Ultramarine—Forever Changing Polar Exploration

Courtesy Quark Expeditions: SEATTLE (April 1, 2021) – Quark Expeditions, the Leader in Polar Adventures, took ownership today of the highly-anticipated polar vessel, Ultramarine. The official handover of the technologically-advanced ship took place in Split, Croatia, attended by Malcolm Ellis, Senior Vice-President of Operations for Quark Expeditions, and members of the Brodosplit shipyard team. “Today, we took ownership of more than a new ship. We officially welcomed into our fleet a game-changing vessel that will soon become …

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Cruise Lines Ready to Sail Again in the United States

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Calls for CDC to Lift Framework for Conditional Sailing Order (CSO) Outdated CSO Does Not Reflect Current Conditions or Proven Effectiveness of Science-Led Protocols Supporting Hundreds of Thousands of Passengers Sailing Outside the U.S. (Courtesy of CLIA) WASHINGTON, DC, March 24, 2021 –CLIA, which represents 95% of global ocean-going cruise capacity, today called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to lift the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order (CSO) and …

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Gorgeous All-Inclusive Resorts in the United States

A vacation at an all-inclusive resort is a great way to relax and recharge. There are several fantastic options spread across the United States. So whether you’re searching for sun & sand or snow & mountains…or a chance to relax at a luxurious spa, you can find one that will fit your needs. Read on to find out details about: Bungalows Key Largo in Key Largo, Florida Sandpiper Bay: Port St. Lucie, Florida Miraval Arizona Resort & …

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Royal Caribbean Marks 2021 Return to Caribbean With Cruises From The Bahamas

New 7-night Itineraries from Nassau, The Bahamas, starting in June! This summer, travelers can trade in virtual travel experiences for their long-awaited vacations and cruise in The Bahamas and Mexico with Royal Caribbean International. The global cruise line has announced a summer lineup of 7-night cruises on board Adventure of the Seas, setting sail this June from new homeport Nassau, The Bahamas. Vacationers now have the chance to island-hop and relish the adventures they have missed, including …

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