Hong Kong bans flights, imposes other COVID-19 restrictions
Hong Kong authorities have announced a two-week ban on flights from the United States and seven other countries and are holding 2,500 passengers on a cruise ship for coronavirus testing as the city attempts to stem an emerging omicron outbreak.
‘It was the worst Christmas,’ says COVID-positive passenger disembarking cruise ship
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. The Holbrook family of Michigan stepped off Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas frustrated and angry after the cruise ship they were on returned to Port Everglades from its eight-night voyage. Christopher Holbrook, 49, tested positive for COVID-19 while aboard and spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in his room in isolation. “It was the worst Christmas,” Holbrook said ...news.yahoo.com
Royal Caribbean's Florida cruise in July will be different for unvaccinated passengers amid the state's vaccine passport ban. See the full list of restrictions.
Unvaccinated guests sailing aboard the Freedom of the Seas in July won't have access to select parts of the ship, including some bars and dining.news.yahoo.com
DeSantis: Florida will fill void if small cruise lines leave
Calling Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings “not one of the bigger ones,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday that if smaller cruise lines want to leave the state because of bans on vaccine requirements, their void will be filled. Miami-based Norwegian is the third-largest cruise line in the world and has three ports of departure in Florida — Miami, Port Canaveral and Tampa. The federal government is getting ready to let cruises sail again, but only if nearly all passengers and crew are vaccinated against the virus.news.yahoo.com
All aboard: Sail from Galveston to Royal Caribbean’s private island CocoCay beginning March
HOUSTON – Beginning March, Royal Caribbean will offer seven-day long cruises that will sail from Galveston to its private island, CocoCay, in the Bahamas for prices as low as $564. Cruise-goers will embark on an adventure on the “Enchantment of the Sea” ship, which will also make stops in Key West, Florida and Nassau, Bahamas, before reaching “Perfect Day” at CocoCay. Royal Caribbean says CocoCay has beach areas that make the island the ultimate sun-soaking escape and offers lots of activities to make the perfect beach day. The cruise’s lowest rates range from $564 to $920, with trips beginning on March 30 until Sept. 25. Here’s a list of all the dates available on the site:March 30April 6May 29June 5June 12June 19July 10July 17August 7August 14September 18September 25For more details on what the cruise offers, go here.
Royal Caribbean will host a cruise for 4,000 Eagles fans, the ‘most passionate’ in football
(CNN) -- If you yearn for a relaxing and rejuvenating escape at sea, a week in tight quarters with thousands of Philadelphia Eagles fans may not be for you. But Eagles fans who celebrate their well-earned reputation for unruliness will probably not want to miss the March 21-28, 2021, Eagles fan cruise on Royal Caribbean's leviathan Anthem of the Seas. The site made no mention of security for a cruise packed with fans with a longstanding reputation for rowdiness. Between chants of "E-A-G-L-E-S, Eagles," a horde of fans flipped over a car. When the Eagles played at Veterans Stadium, a makeshift courtroom was installed in the stadium to quickly adjudicate fans arrested during games.