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Sailing Safely in 2023: Assessing Cruise Risks, from COVID to Piracy

Sailing Safely in 2023: Assessing Cruise Risks from Covid to Piracy

As the world slowly regains its footing after the pandemic, many of us are eager to set sail on our next adventure. Cruising has always been a popular choice for vacationers, offering relaxation, entertainment, and a chance to explore multiple destinations in one trip. But as we venture forth in 2023, you might be wondering: how safe is it to take a cruise this year, considering risks such as Covid and piracy? Let's dive into this topic together! Read more [...]
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When Will Cruises Stop Requiring Vaccines: Here’s What We Know

Wondering when will cruises stop requiring vaccinations and that you be vaccinated with the latest Covid vaccines? Cruises have been hit hard by the Covid pandemic, and one of the biggest changes that have come with it is the requirement for Covid vaccines. With the rollout of these vaccines and the world slowly getting back to normal, many people are wondering when cruises will stop requiring vaccines. Read more [...]

Fire Erupts on Carnival Freedom

The Carnival Freedom had a more eventful day than was planned on May 26th. A fire erupted on the ship as it was docked. Freedom, which has been sailing for Carnival since resuming service on October 9th, 2021, was sailing an itinerary in Turks and Caicos at the time of the disaster. Guests were indeed on board when the fire broke out, but there were luckily no reported injuries. The response to the fire was immediate, with Carnival brand ambassador John Heald saying, "Earlier this morning, Carnival Freedom's emergency response team quickly activated and extinguished a fire inside the ship’s funnel while the ship was in Grand Turk." Thanks to this fast response, guests were able to keep their trip going, with Heald adding, "All guests and crew are safe, and the ship’s guests were cleared by local authorities to go ashore." Read more [...]

Is the Cruise NFT Trend Here to Stay?

Are cruise NFTs the next major trend in the industry? It's looking that way. Although cruise lines haven't historically been known for adopting new technology, NFTs might be changing that. Norwegian Cruise Line was the first to roll out their own NFT collection, and it proved to be quite a success. Each art piece sold out quickly, and they were able to raise a lot of money. Read more [...]

New Zealand Cruises Are Coming Back

It looks like New Zealand cruises are finally set to return. After a long and unprecedented period of closed borders, the country is reopening for tourism. This is incredibly welcome news for the cruise industry, as New Zealand cruises have historically been a major source of revenue for multiple cruise lines. Although cruises have been operating locally in New Zealand for some time now, this marks the first time since the early days of the pandemic that tourists from outside of the country will be able to visit. Read more [...]
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What Does True Cruise Sustainability Look Like?

Cruise sustainability is a topic that is becoming more and more important in the industry. Many cruise lines are beginning to focus on eco-friendly initiatives. This trend has been in the works for quite some time now, with a 2020 survey predicting as such. One of the major initiatives has been implementing liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel source. AIDA led the way in this regard, but other cruise lines are starting to follow in their footsteps. Read more [...]
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