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Updated: False Positive - The First Royal Caribbean Ship Back Reporting a COVID Case Could Be a Big Success

Royal Caribbean International's Quantum of the Seas

Today in near Singapore, a case of COVID-19 was reported on Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas, the first ship in the fleet to return to cruising since March.  The presence of this case though isn't necessarily indicative of a failure.  With advanced contact tracing and transmission measures in place, the coming days will demonstrate whether or not this exercise was actually a success in preventing spread, or an opportunity to update protocols... read more

These Are the New CDC Rules for Cruising

On October 30th the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced they’d allow the “No Sail Order”, in place since March 2020, to expire.  This means that under certain conditions, cruise ships may again be permitted to sail from the United States, so we've dug into the documents to find what type of restrictions will be in place and what the next steps are... read more

Even Without Guests, Cruise Ship Crews Working Hard - Carnival Sensation Rescues 24 Off Florida Coast

Carnival Sensation Crew Rescuing 24 Boaters Off Florida CoastRight now there are scores of cruise ships docked and out to sea, without any guests, and just a skeleton crew to keep things in safe and working order.  That doesn't mean those aboard aren't working hard, as was demonstrated Saturday off the Florida coast when the crew of Carnival Sensation sprang to action to ensure the safety of other mariners... read more

Coming Soon: Cruisers Will Have Scores of New Ships to Enjoy in the Next Year

New Cruise Ships Ahead for 2021! Viking OctantisCruise lines continue to pump out more ships to 'wow' future cruisers.  This year though, with few cruises sailing, many of them have been pushed into 2021.  Combined with new builds already scheduled for next year, it means that there could be a total of 44 new cruise ships ready to carry guests in the next 14 months.  From new cruise lines, to vessels powered by natural gas, let’s briefly go over just some of these new ships... read more