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Cruise News: September 17, 2021

In this week’s cruise news, two ships make their 2021 return to cruise, Royal Caribbean announces an epic itinerary swap, and the future of Alaska cruises hangs in the balance. Read on for the latest happenings in the world of cruising.

Cruise Ship Restart News: September 10, 2021

School has started and the fall travel shoulder season is upon us, but cruise ship restarts are not slowing down. This week, three cruise ships on three different lines will make their 2021 debut, and more lines are announcing return-to-cruise plans for their remaining ships.

Get all the details about ship launches and simulated voyages with Cruise.blog’s master list of 2021-2022 debut sailings.

Cruise Ship Restart News: September 3, 2021

As the summer winds down, most re-launching cruise ships are setting sail on Saturday and Sunday. We will be publishing our weekly updates on Fridays to alert you to which ships are debuting over the weekend.

Get all the details about ship launches and simulated voyages with Cruise.blog’s master list of 2021-2022 debut sailings.

Cruise Ship Restart News: Week of August 23, 2021

A few ships are returning to cruise or running test cruises this week, but the real headliners are a smattering of policy changes that could impact your booked sailing this year.

Get all the details about ship launches and simulated voyages with Cruise.blog’s master list of test cruises and 2021 debut sailings.

CDC warns travelers at high risk of severe COVID-19 to avoid cruises

A new warning has been issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday for anyone considered high risk for severe illness from Covid-19 avoid going on a cruise ship, even if they are fully vaccinated.

Higher risk individuals include older adults and people with medical conditions. In those situations, the CDC advises they should take professional advice before cruise ship travel.

Cruise Ship Restart News: Week of August 16, 2021

The test cruises and ship debuts are slowing down as the summer winds down, but cruise fans still have cause for return-to-cruise celebrations across the country this week. Carnival and Royal Caribbean are the headline-makers with launches and simulated voyages.

Get all the details about ship launches and simulated voyages with Cruise.blog’s master list of test cruises and 2021 debut sailings.

Cruise Ship Restart News: Week of August 9, 2021

It’s a good week for cruise fans with lots of ships returning to cruising out of Florida, Texas, and Washington. We’ve got the news on restarts and test cruises, as well as all the latest policy and itinerary updates.

Get all the details about ship launches and simulated voyages with Cruise.blog’s master list of test cruises and 2021 debut sailings.

More cruise lines are now requiring a Covid-19 test to sail

If you want to hop on a cruise ship soon, add a negative Covid-19 test to your pre-cruise list of things to do.

Princess Cruises and Holland America Line became the latest cruise lines to require its passengers to get a negative Covid-19 test, in addition to new mask requirements.

Texas joins Florida lawsuit against the CDC’s Conditional Sail Order for cruises

It’s now two against one in the fight to free the cruise industry from the CDC’s control. 

Cruise Ship Restart News: Week of August 2, 2021

This Hot Cruise Summer has hit its midpoint, and more and more cruise ships are returning to service. Read on for this week’s cruise ship restart and test cruise news. Is your favorite ship finally sailing the ocean blue?

Get all the details about ship launches and simulated voyages with Cruise.blog’s master list of test cruises and 2021 debut sailings.

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