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Cruising Again by November? Industry Association Lays Out Formula to Start Sailing

on 09/24/2020 in Caribbean
You might be on a cruise in the Caribbean before the holidays. Cruising in the Americas – that’s the cruise region for the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America - could begin again in about a month’s time, if significant industry developments this week bear fruit. Testing the Waters in EuropeAny regular reader of our newsletters will know we’ve been following...

Meet the Luxury, All-Inclusive Expedition Cruise Line Launching Soon - Yes, during COVID

on 09/10/2020 in Anywhere
Meet the Luxury, All-Inclusive Expedition Cruise Line Launching during COVID You might call it bucking a trend. Atlas Ocean Voyages is debuting, even during the global pandemic that currently has all cruises put on pause. The new cruise line’s first ship is ahead of schedule to launch in July 2021. World Navigator will be the first of 5 new ships for the new...

One COVID Change of Plans Continues a Heart-Warming Legacy for this Cruise Line

on 09/01/2020 in Anywhere
Holland America Line Changes the Name of its Newbuild and Designates it the New FlagshipTravel has taken a beating by COVID-19. But there’s one way it’s giving us something to celebrate. Like all cruise lines, Holland American Line has been hit very hard by COVID. HAL has announced its operations are paused through the end of this year.  The company...

This Cruise Line Kicked Guests off a Cruise. Here's Why it's Good News for You and Cruise Travel

on 09/01/2020 in
Guests left behind when a ship sails away is usually an unfortunate situation no cruise line likes to talk about. But when it happened last week in Naples, cheers rang out around the world.The guests weren’t late, which is usually how guests miss ships.Earlier this summer, Europe-based MSC Cruises had announced its new COVID-era health and safety protocols, developed closely with...

3 Top Trips for Golfers Who Cruise - From Close to Home to Around the World

on 08/17/2020 in Anywhere
Suddenly, everyone is golfing again.With only a few minor tweaks that courses have easily implemented, the game checks all the boxes for a COVID-safe pastime. So it’s no surprise that even less committed golfers have dusted off the clubs, rediscovering the delights to be found on the greens.As we rediscover travel, the same features that make golf the ideal pursuit in...

The New COVID Safety Measure Cruise Travelers will actually LOVE

on 08/17/2020 in Anywhere
It’s one of the least-loved experiences on a cruise. Not long after you board your ship with excitement to explore and start your vacation, you are required to put down your cocktail, and report to your ‘muster station’ for a mandatory safety drill. Sometimes, you even have to go back to your stateroom, collect your life vest, and take it – or...

Bubble Cruising? Yes, You Can Cruise Close to Home

on 06/29/2020 in North America
COVID's impact on travel is having one brilliant effect: it's shining a spotlight on the boom in cruising on the waterways of North America, with new ships and new itineraries to appeal to every cruise traveler's interests.'Bubble' travel is the first step in the return to travel.Lynn Elmhirst, Producer/Host of BestTrip TV and cruise expert, explains the unique highlights of...

What's a Travel Bubble? Plus 3 Tips For Making the Most of Yours

on 06/29/2020 in North America
You might see this view sooner than you think.The world of travel has begun to re-open. But it’s not like the tap has suddenly been turned full blast. More like a trickle. And there’s a clear pattern that’s going to shape your travel opportunities for at least the rest of this year, and possibly into 2021.Bubble TravelHuman interaction has gone from shelter-in-place,...

First In-Person New Cruise Ship Delivery Since Pandemic Lockdown: The Silver Origin

on 06/12/2020 in Galapagos Islands
Silversea has welcomed its first-ever destination-specific ship, the Silver Origin, designed for ultra-luxury expedition sailings in the Galapagos.It’s a good-news, milestone event for the cruise line - and for cruising.The global pandemic shutdown has resulted in a number of scheduled new ships to be delayed or postponed, so the official flag ceremony marking the completion of the Silver Origin will...

Ever Wondered What it's Like to have a Butler Suite on a Crystal Cruise?

on 05/27/2020 in Anywhere
We’re all dreaming of the day we can return to cruise travel. So why not dream big? Vacations are all about treating yourself, and a luxury Crystal cruise is a delightful holiday indulgence. A butler suite on a Crystal Cruise is a dream come true.Crystal Cruises come in different styles:River CruisesRiver cruising on four state-of-the-art, all-suite, butler serviced ships with the World’s Most...