On Wednesday, Princess Cruise Line made an announcement regarding their sailings from Southampton. They have now cancelled all sailings on Sky, Regal and Island Princess departing Southampton through September 25, 2021.
Yesterday a few of the cruise lines gave us updates on operations in 2021. Carnial, Princess and Disney Cruise Line
One of my favorite activities to do when in port is to snorkel. The Bahamas and the Caribbean have fantastic spots to snorkel with a variety of sea life to see. Over the years I have learned a few things that might help in making your next snorkel trip better.
Yesterday Crystal Cruise Line announced they will require passengers to be vaccinated 14 days prior to boarding a Crystal ship. his applies to the Ocean Vyage Ships, River Ships and the new Expedition Ships and will also apply to members of the crew.
Princess Cruise Line announced new short itineraries on the Regal Princess from Port Everglades. Princess mostly sails 7 night or more itineraries so this is a great opportunity to sample Princess Cruise Line
Today, Canada's Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra, announced they are extending the ban of cruise ships and other vessels from Canadian waters until February 28, 2022. The order was originally scheduled to expire on February 28, 2021. All of this due to COVID 19
Although cruising is on hold right now due to COVID 19, there are resort destinations which are open. Jamaica was one of the first but if you want to travel to Jamaica, you will need to know what the restrictions are.
Today, January 26, 2021, a new rule goes into affect for those arriving into the US from an international destination. The CDC is now requiring a negative COVID 19 test results prior to boarding your flight to the US.
Unfortunately due to COVID 19, I have to write aonother blog on cancellations. Today Carnival Cruises Line followed other cruise lines in cancelling US based cruises through April 30, 2021, Over the past couple weeks, Royal Caribbean, NCL and others had done the same.
Amber Cove has been a stop on two of my cruises, the Carnival Breeze in 2019 and the Carnival Sunrise in 2020. Amber Cove is a port built by Carnival and used by them and their other brands. Although there is no beach right at the port, there is plenty to do with a pool, shopping and more. If you are feeling adventurous, you can always try the zipline.
On Tuesday Royal Caribbean Group and Disney Cruise Line announced an extension of their operational pause moving us into the spring and a year without cruising.
For those who are VIFP Members on Carnival, you may have received a Free Cheers Package Offer. This offer includes the Cheers Beverage Program to the first 2 passengers in the stateroom. The price for the cabin might be higher than other promotions, but often I have seen its worth it.
The promotion now runs through January 31, 2021 and is for sailings June 1, 2021 - May 31, 2022. You mist have the offer available under your past guest number so let me know and I will be happy to check.
Carnival, Holland America and Princess Cruise Line announced an extension of their pause in operations. This will now be a full year plus since cruising has been placed on hold.
With the protocols and restrictions the CDC has placed on the cruise lines, they are facing the challenge of meeting those requirements and are working hard to do so. This will be a full year without cruising. Let's just hope we get back to cruising soon. Check out below for the updates.
St Thomas USVI has been a port of call on two of my cruises, Regal Princess and Carnival Breeze. And I wanted to bring you my experiences there and maybe give you some tips for your next visit.
If you have been on a cruise, you have been sitting at the bar or hanging out in the pool and the horn goes off and its time for muster drill and your vacation is officially on pause for about 45 minutes.