CDC lifts cruise restrictions for cruises requiring guest vaccinations

Celebrity Edge to be first ship to sail from a US port The CDC has approved the Celebrity Edge to be the first ship to be able to sail from Fort Lauderdale with paying guests. This makes the Edge the first ship with revenue paying passengers to receive CDC approval to sail since the pandemic began. The CDC authorized 7-night Caribbean cruises on the Edge starting June 26. CDC outlines two paths for cruise lines to sail again The CDC is not mandating vaccinations for cruise passengers. However, they are giving cruise ships only two options to start sailing ......

By |2021-05-27T10:55:45-07:00May 27th, 2021|

Europe prepares to open its borders – to vaccinated tourist

Europe is beginning the process of opening its borders to vaccinated US residents in time for the summer vacation season. The re-opening process which has been agreed to by EU member states (after being recommended by the European Commission), must now be adopted by the European Council. Yes, it is a convoluted process but the goal is to open the borders quickly. Which vaccines are EU approved? The proposal will allow fully vaccinated tourist from an approved list of countries to enter the EU and travel freely.  Travelers must have proof of an EU approved vaccine, which includes the ......

By |2021-07-15T16:24:54-07:00May 26th, 2021|

Alaska cruises set to resume this summer – Surprise!

Sailings to start in July Surprise! Alaska cruises will be sailing this summer! Thanks to a federal law (H.R. 1318) signed into law by President Biden, the cruise lines will be able to sail to Alaska between US ports without the need to stop in Canada. Last year Canada closed its ports to cruise vessels in response to the international Covid-19 pandemic. This effectively prohibited the sailing of Alaska cruises because of an obscure law (the Passenger Vessel Services Act of 1886) that prohibits cruises lines from sailing between US ports without stopping, starting, or ending in a Canadian ......

By |2021-05-25T12:58:27-07:00May 25th, 2021|
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