Coronavirus: Royal Caribbean extends suspension of sailings

A suspension of sailings by all brands under the Royal Caribbean Cruises umbrella has been extended until the middle of May. The world’s second-largest cruise company originally paused all global operations on March 14 until April 11. That date was last night changed to an expected return to service on May 12. But Alaska, Canada andContinue reading “Coronavirus: Royal Caribbean extends suspension of sailings”

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Canada implements cruise restriction

Alaska cruises from Seattle must call in Victoria, B.C., in accordance with U.S. cabotage laws. Canada’s government will restrict cruise ships with more than 500 passengers from calling at its ports until at least July 1, delaying the start of the Alaska cruise season for most large ship lines. The decision will impact Alaska cruises from SeattleContinue reading “Canada implements cruise restriction”

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Bar Harbor getting new cruise pier

Most large ships must tender guests to port in Bar Harbor. Photo Credit: Tom Stieghorst   Voters in Bar Harbor, Maine, approved a zoning initiative that allows a larger cruise pier to be built in the quaint New England town. Bar Harbor has been an increasingly popular stop on Canada/New England itineraries, which some cruise linesContinue reading “Bar Harbor getting new cruise pier”

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