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Will Cruise Lines Keep Their Plans for New Cruise Ships in 2021 and 2022?

We all know that 2020 was a heartbreaking year for the cruise world, which was on hiatus for the better part of a year before sailings began to resume. Collectively, the industry is billions of dollars in debt, and several lines, including major ones like Carnival and Royal Caribbean, were forced to sell ships in order to offset costs.

But, even as lines trim some of the older vessels from their hardware inventories, their fleets will continue to grow with the launch of new cruise ships in 2021 and 2022.

Top 10 Things First-Time Cruisers Don't Think to Ask Before Their Cruises Begin

If you're new to cruising, be warned: with this type of travel, there are nuances too numerous to count. But that doesn't mean we won't try.

We'll help you prepare for your first sailing with these 10 common questions most cruisers don't have until they're already onboard.

1. When will I get my luggage?

Stateroom on Harmony of the Seas

Wave Season Cruise Deals 2021

This article was last updated on January 13, 2021.

With everything the cruise industry has endured in 2020, you might be surprised to learn that wave season is still a go for 2021.

As cruise lines release their deals, we're here to give you a primer on everything you need to know.

Will I Have to Wear a Mask on My Cruise?

The cruise industry is slowly inching toward a restart, and as ships race to implement required protocols, both onboard and ashore, prospective passengers are wondering just how different some of the precautions could cause future voyages to be.

One of the biggest questions is whether cruisers will be required to wear masks when sailings resume. For most lines, the answer is yes. On cruises with most lines, some sort of face covering will be mandatory for both passengers and crew in public areas.

Here's what we know so far.

Will Cruise Lines Require Covid Vaccines for Passengers?

This article was last updated on January 2, 2021.

Amid near-daily updates about the status of covid-19 vaccine development and distribution around the globe, Quantas in November became the first large travel brand to indicate that it will likely require passengers to be inoculated before they're allowed to travel with the Australia-based airline.

How to Get a Refund for Your Canceled Cruise

There are two types of canceled cruises: those canceled by your cruise line and those you cancel yourself, either of which might happen for a number of reasons.

If you're wondering about your refund in either circumstance -- what your options are and how much you can expect to get back and when -- we've done the research for you for the eight largest oceangoing cruise lines.

18 Cruise Apps You Need Before Your Next Sailing

As cruise ships prepare to resume service, lines are looking for ways to make the passenger experience safer, which, in part, means making everyday operations more contactless by eliminating unnecessary touchpoints.

One way lines are doing this is by increasing the amount of heavy lifting done by smartphone apps.

10 Reasons to Book a Cruise Right Now

In the wake of a months-long cruise industry hiatus and thousands of canceled voyages, you might be hesitant to book your next sailing. However, we think there's no better time. Here are 10 reasons why.

Adventure of the Seas tender

10 Ways to Socially Distance on a Cruise

The process for cruises to resume is slow going, but the outlook is bright for 2021, with cruise lines staffing ships and familiarizing themselves with new requirements that have been established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Black Friday Cruise Deals 2020: Save Big With These Bargains

Are there Black Friday deals on cruises? You bet there are, and we've got them for you -- all in one place.

Like most retailers in 2020, the cruise lines have chosen to open up their sales before Friday, giving you even more time to take advantage of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargains that include deep discounts, onboard credit and free add-ons. Check out our list of deals to see if your favorite line is offering Black Friday cruise sales.

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