AmaWaterways Celebrates National Nurses Week By Announcing 2021 Complimentary Travel Dates For Frontline Medical Heroes

AmaKristina at Vilshofen on Danube in Germany (Courtesy AmaWaterways)To celebrate National Nurses Week, award-winning luxury river cruise line AmaWaterways has opened a selection of Europe sailings between October through December 2021 for eligible frontline medical heroes to enjoy a complimentary river cruise with one paying guest in the same stateroom. (more…)

U.S. Senate Passes Bill Which Could Save Alaska Cruise Season

An Holland America ship at Halibut Point Marine - Sitka, Alaska  (Courtesy Halibut Point Marine Services LLC - CLIA)The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill Thursday that could allow cruise ships to return to Alaska ports this summer. The Alaska Tourism Recovery Act, which was presented by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, would temporarily suspend the requirement for cruise ships stop in Canada. Canada is closed to cruise traffic through February 2022, making a stop there impossible. (


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Carnival Cruise Line Goes Global to Select Godmother For Mardi Gras, Naming Miss Dominican Republic During MISS UNIVERSE Broadcast

Carnival Cruise Line Goes Global to Select Godmother For Mardi Gras, Naming Miss Dominican Republic During MISS UNIVERSE Broadcast (May 2021)With a global television audience estimated at 500 million looking on, Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy presented Miss Dominican Republic Kimberly Jiménez with the “Spirit of Carnival” award for embodying the company’s values of fun, friendship, diversity and inclusion during the MISS UNIVERSE broadcast, and bestowed the honor of serving as godmother to the line’s newest and most innovative ship, Mardi Gras, set to debut from Port Canaveral, Fla., later this year. (more…)

Disney Cruise Line Cancels July 2021 Sailings from U.S. Ports

Disney Cruise Line guests with sailings booked in July 2021 abord the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy have been informed that all July sailings from the United States have been cancelled. In correspondence to those who had booked, Disney Cruise Line cites discussions with the Centers for Disease Control as the reason for the cancellation. (


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New cruise ship Iona sails into home port

The largest cruise ship built for the UK market has arrived in Southampton ahead of its naming ceremony. P&O Cruises’ Iona has 17 passenger decks, creating capacity for 5,200 holidaymakers before social distancing is taken into account. (

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Odyssey of the Seas Israel Season Cancelled

Odyssey of The SeasRoyal Caribbean International has canceled Odyssey of the Seas cruises from Israel scheduled for this summer from Haifa to Cyprus and Greece. Several crew members on board reported that the news was announced by the ship’s captain via the PA system. The decision comes after the escalating conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. (

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