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Pregnant woman medevaced from cruise ship highlights health risks of cruising while pregnant

A 35-year-old pregnant woman was medically evacuated from the Disney Fantasy this week when she started experiencing pregnancy-related health complications. The passenger was sailing on a 7-night Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Disney Fantasy when the complications began.

Couple left behind by cruise ship highlights why booking cruise line excursions is important

Jill and Jay Campbell, a couple from Garden City, South Carolina, embarked on a cruise around Africa but found themselves stranded after their independent excursion ran late. 

Last week, the Campbells and six other passengers were enjoying a tour in Soa Tome and Principe, a tiny island off the coast of Western Africa, when they realized it was running longer than expected. They voiced their concerns to the tour operator and were met with reassurance, as the guide claimed they contacted the ship to let them know that they'd be running late. 

For just $89 per day, you can live on a cruise ship and sail the world

If you missed the chance to board Royal Caribbean's Ultimate World Cruise, you aren't totally out of luck. In May, Villa Vie Residences' Villa Vie Odyssey will set sail from Southampton on a world cruise that will last not one, not two, but three and a half years!

Winter storm delays cruise ships impacting over 10,000 passengers

Inclement weather off the coast of Florida delayed and rerouted numerous ships over the weekend, impacting thousands of passengers. 

An unusually powerful storm during what is supposed to be the dry season, moved across Florida and the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday night, bringing record-breaking rain and high winds. While not a hurricane, it looked a lot like a tropical storm and brought record rainfall to Florida.

Passengers onboard cruise ships detailed the rocky conditions they were subject to, with some guests reporting sailing through waves around 12 feet! 

Cruise passengers distraught after being left behind by ship

The last thing you want to happen on vacation is to see your cruise ship sailing away without you on it. 

What are the best cruise lines of 2024 for every traveler?

Are you wondering what the best cruise line is?

There are a ton of different factors that go into the decision, and the best cruise line for you might be different than the best cruise line for your parents or coworkers! 

U.S. News & World Report released their 10th edition of the Best Cruise Lines rankings that highlights 17 different cruise lines across six different categories, including best cruise line for families, best cruise lines in the Caribbean, and best cruise lines for the money.  

Tropical Storm Tammy disrupts major cruise line itineraries. Here are the major changes so far

While still a tropical storm, Tammy is expected to strengthen into a hurricane, and she's already caused some cruise ships to alter their itineraries. 

Tropical storm warnings have already been issued for some of the Leeward Islands, including Dominica, Guadeloupe, Antigua, Anguilla, Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Maarten, and St. Barthelemy. 

This is not the first time a storm has forced cruise lines to alter itineraries this year. Back in September, for instance, Hurricane Lee caused some Bermuda cruises to sail to the Bahamas instead. 

Norwegian drops a stateroom perk and doubles down on solo cabins

Norwegian Cruise Line is making some pretty big changes to stateroom categories onboard all ships in their fleet. 

Those sailing with Norwegian in 2024 and beyond will either be thrilled or disappointed to hear that they are removing the spa category of staterooms. 

Moreover, they are adding about 1,000 solo cabins to all ships, meaning that there will be an increased opportunity for guests traveling alone to score a studio cabin

Cruise industry shows off progress towards net-zero carbon cruising

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released statements and updates today, October 18, 2022 highlighting their progress towards net-zero carbon cruising, while also highlighting the need for development and deployment of sustainable marine fuels.

United States ending COVID testing requirements to enter and what that means for cruising

Starting June 12th the United States will no longer require passengers traveling to the U.S.A via airplanes to provide negative results from a COVID-19 viral test.

Currently the White House is set to announce today, Friday June 10th, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will stop requiring test results for visitors, or returning travelers, coming into the United States, starting Sunday, June 12.

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