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Royal Caribbean Wants You to Come Aboard for 274 Nights

Its world cruise will hit all 7 continents

(Newser) - They're dubbing it the "Ultimate World Cruise," and it's easy to see why: Royal Caribbean International on Wednesday announced that in late 2023 its Serenade of the Seas ship will set off on a 274-night voyage that will hit more than 150 destinations in 65 countries...

They Bought a Cruise Ship and Planned a Utopia. It Didn't Work

Inside the short life of the cruise ship Satoshi

(Newser) - To understand why three men bought themselves a cruise ship last fall, you need to know a little bit about "seasteading." It's the idea of moving to the sea, where, unbound by the land and the governments and regulations tied to it, people could experiment with new...

Woman Tests Positive for COVID on Cruise, Dies Days Later

Carnival says the 77-year-old 'almost certainly' didn't get COVID on the ship

(Newser) - Marilyn Tackett was excited to go on her first trip outside the US when she boarded the Carnival Vista cruise ship before it disembarked from Texas on July 31, according to a GoFundMe set up for the 77-year-old Oklahoma woman's family. She went on an excursion with her family...

By Air or by Sea, a Vax to Travel in Canada You'll Need

Nation announces air travelers, cruise ship passengers will soon need the jab

(Newser) - Canada opened its doors to fully vaccinated Americans on Monday, causing cars to back up at the border for hours. On Friday, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra made a new travel-related announcement: By sometime this autumn, air travelers, cruise ship passengers, and those taking the train from province to province in...

Carnival Cruise Reports COVID Cases on Ship

Line is tightening its policies as a result

(Newser) - The COVID pandemic closed down the cruise industry for months. Carnival says the shutdown cost them billions . When the cruise line started sailing again this summer , things were smooth for a while. But some positive coronavirus tests are changing things, and the mask policy is changing on Saturday. A ship...

Lethal Coral Disease Linked to Cruise Ships
Lethal Coral Disease
Linked to Cruise Ships
new study

Lethal Coral Disease Linked to Cruise Ships

Study suggests wastewater from ships is responsible for SCTLD

(Newser) - A dangerous new threat to coral reefs might be the fault of cruise ships. A peer-reviewed study suggests ships that improperly dispose of wastewater are causing outbreaks of an unusually lethal and fast-spreading disease known as stony coral tissue loss disease, reports the Guardian . SCTLD first turned up in Florida...

Man Who Killed Wife on Cruise Dies Weeks After Sentencing

Kenneth Manzanares was found unresponsive in cell

(Newser) - A Utah man who murdered his wife on an anniversary cruise four years ago has died in prison six weeks after he was sentenced to 30 years for the crime. The Alaska Department of Corrections says 43-year-old Kenneth Manzanares was found unresponsive in his cell in a correctional facility in...

World Cruise With $73K Base Fare Sells Out in 3 Hours

Fares on the Regent Seven Seas cruise go as high as nearly $200K

(Newser) - A four month cruise went on sale last week and sold out within three hours despite the pandemic havoc (and continued uncertainty ) wreaked upon the industry as a whole. Don't feel left out, though—you probably couldn't have afforded a ticket, anyway. With a base fare of...

Vax Fight Between Cruise Line, Florida Heats Up

Norwegian wants 100% of crew, passengers vaxxed, sues Fla., which says that's discrimination

(Newser) - The cruise industry is taking shaky steps back into the water, and Norwegian Cruise Line just made a move it hopes will help keep its business safe and afloat. On Tuesday, the company sued Scott Rivkees, the surgeon general of Florida, over the state's ban against businesses asking for...

After UNESCO Warning, a Big Move in Venice

Cruise ships, other large vessels will no longer be permitted to sail into city's lagoon

(Newser) - Giant cruise ships filled with tourists will no longer float past St. Mark's Square, or Piazza San Marco, in Venice after Italy put the kibosh on the longtime practice to protect the lagoon in which the city sits. Starting Aug. 1, cruise liners or other large ships, including yachts,...

Royal Caribbean Takes '2 Steps Forward and One Step Back'

Line postpones sailings of new Odyssey of the Seas after 8 vaxxed crew members test positive

(Newser) - Royal Caribbean has been giving a hard push to promotions for its new Odyssey of the Seas ship , which the company vows will "turn wanderlust into reality." That reality will have to wait, however, as now it's "two steps forward and one step back," per...

On First Cruise Ship to Depart From North America, COVID

2 passengers tested positive

(Newser) - Celebrity Cruises' maiden voyage from North America since the start of the pandemic has not ended up remaining COVID-free. NBC Miami reports the company on Thursday confirmed that two people aboard the Celebrity Millennium cruise, which originated in St. Maarten on Saturday, have tested positive for COVID-19. With the exception...

Venice Cruise Ships Get Mixed Reception
Cruise Ships Return
to Cheers, Protests

Cruise Ships Return to Cheers, Protests

Demonstrators thought the government was keeping liners out of Venice

(Newser) - Venice hosted a cruise ship Saturday for the first time since the pandemic began, drawing celebration from port employees thrilled at the return of business and demonstrations from those concerned about the damage the large ships cause. Hundreds of people on land and in small boats, displaying "No big...

Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Cruise Ship Murder

Kenneth Manzaneres killed wife in US waters

(Newser) - A Utah man who beat his wife to death on a 2017 cruise in US waters will be in a federal prison for at least the next 30 years. Kenneth Manzanares, 43, was sentenced to 30 years plus five years probation Thursday for the murder of 39-year-old Kristy Manzaneres on...

Florida Sues CDC, Demands Cruise Ships Be Allowed to Sail

State says Americans are just flying to other countries to cruise

(Newser) - The state of Florida has filed a lawsuit against the federal government to demand cruise ships be allowed to start sailing immediately, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday. DeSantis said the no-sail order is outdated and hurts the state as the industry generates billions for the economy and employs tens of...

For Stranded Cruise Line Workers, a Heavy Toll
For Stranded Cruise Line
Workers, a Heavy Toll

For Stranded Cruise Line Workers, a Heavy Toll

Bloomberg reports on at least 6 suspected suicides amid the pandemic

(Newser) - Lots of people can relate these days to the misfortune of being stuck at home and unable to move around much because of the pandemic. But a story at Bloomberg takes a look at a small group of people for whom the issue is especially pronounced: Workers on cruise ships....

So About the COVID Scare on That Cruise Ship...

Elderly man actually didn't have the virus, officials now say of false alarm off Singapore

(Newser) - That "cruise to nowhere" off of Singapore could have stayed out in nowhere for a little longer after all. Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas returned to port on Wednesday, a day earlier than the pleasure cruise was expected to, after an elderly man on board reportedly tested...

This Is Not the 2am Wakeup Call You Want on a Cruise Ship

Passengers on Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas are stuck in Singapore port after COVID case

(Newser) - Passengers on a Royal Caribbean "cruise to nowhere" really can't go anywhere—they're not even allowed to leave their rooms after a fellow shipmate tested positive for COVID-19, the Straits Times reports. In a Wednesday statement, Singapore Tourism Board rep Annie Chang says the 83-year-old Singaporean man...

Cruise Industry Details Pandemic's Tolls

Suspension of sailings has had 'a devastating impact on the economy'

(Newser) - Few industries have been as thoroughly devastated by the pandemic as the cruise industry, which suspended voyages from the US in March and won't resume them until next year. Bari Golin-Blaugrund, an exec at the Cruise Lines International Association industry group, tells USA Today that COVID-19 has had "...

First Caribbean Cruise Since March Does Not Go Well

10% of passengers have tested positive, according to a reporter on the ship

(Newser) - Precautions were taken. And still some 10% of guests aboard the first cruise to the Caribbean since March have tested positive for coronavirus, according to a reporter on the ship. SeaDream Yacht Club's SeaDream 1 set out for a seven-night cruise to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada...

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