Seabourn — a luxury Carnival Corp brand — is now sailing out of Miami through March 2022.
It’s the Seabourn Ovation cruise ship’s first time sailing out of the US.
See inside the ship, which has suites that average at $1,000 per night, the Miami Herald reported.
Luxury cruise limes are making a steady return in the US after COVID-19 decimated the global cruising industry.
And now, Carnival Corp’s Seabourn brand is targeting this regrowing number of North American cruisers by bringing its “ultra-luxury” Seabourn Ovation ship to Miami, according to a press release.
The 600-guest ship is calling PortMiami home from now through March 2022 as it brings passengers from Florida to the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico, and Central America.
This is the ship’s first time in the US, and Miami “offers an easily accessible port for North American guests and those coming from Europe,” Josh Leibowitz, Seabourn’s president, said in a press release.
“[Miami] is, after all, the cruise capital of the world, Leibowitz said in Anna Jean Kaiser’s Miami Herald report.
Now, a few months out from this sale, Azamara has introduced its own contender in the around-the-world cruising fiasco.
Its 2024 global sailing will be aboard the Azamara Onward, the cruise line’s latest ship.
On January 5, 2024, the ship will sail for 155 nights from Fort Lauderdale to over 40 countries across six continents. Along the way, the Onward will make 22 overnight stays and 27 late stays at multiple ports of call.
Azamara has split the world cruise into 10 different segments, starting with the “Central America Tapestry” from Florida to Peru, and ending with the “Adriatic and Med Gateways” from Italy to Spain.
Disney Cruise Line says all guests five years old or older must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in 2022.
The US recently greenlit a lower dose of the Pfizer vaccine for children who are at least five years old.
Several major cruise lines, like Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruises, also have a vaccine mandate.
Disney Cruise Line will require all passengers five years old or older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on all cruises beginning January 13, 2022, the cruise line announced on Wednesday.
This announcement follows the US government’s decision to greenlight a lower dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages five to 11. At this time, Disney Cruise Line’s vaccine mandate only extends to guests who are 12-years-old or older.
Passengers who are too young to receive the vaccine must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken 24 to 72 hours before sailing. Unvaccinated children between the ages of five through 11 are also required to follow this testing mandate on all cruises embarking before the January 13 vaccine deadline.
Besides Disney’s cruise arm, several major cruise lines like Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Line currently have some form of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for guests 12-years-old or older.
But if you’d rather get a quick workout in, you can jog around the track …
… use one of the gym’s Pelotons, or try an F45 training class.
The latter two are located inside the spa, which also has amenities like a hair salon and barber shop.
There are plenty of spaces that are accessible by all passengers, but some venues – like a sundeck, lounge, and restaurant by a multi-Michelin starred chef – are reserved for guests who’ve booked a stay under the more exclusive “Retreat” segment.
Interested in cruising on the Apex?
The Apex still has some available staterooms and suites on its Fort Lauderdale to Caribbean itineraries, which will continue into April 2022.
These sailings start at about $520 per person for the five-night Bahamas cruise in January 2023.
According to a press release, the ship is Princess’ “largest to sail a world cruise voyage.”
The almost four-month cruise will operate roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on January 4, 2024 and Los Angeles on January 19, 2024.
If 111 days seems just a bit too long, there’s also the option to book a shorter 97-day itinerary from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale, which will also begin sailing on January 18, 2024.
From there, the Island Princess will bring guests to 51 locations, including 25 UNESCO World Heritage Sites…
… across 27 countries and six continents.
This includes calls in Crete, Greece, Bali, Indonesia, Lisbon, Portugal, and Bermuda.
Interested in sailing around the world? Be prepared to shell out at least $21,080 per person.
And if you’d rather travel in luxury, suites start at about $66,000, a Princess Cruises spokesperson told Insider.
The 2024 sailings aren’t Princess’ only plans for a global cruise. The company’s upcoming 2023 world cruises from Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles will set sail in January 2023. However, the cruise line canceled its 2022 global sailing.
Now, Royal Caribbean, one of the largest cruise companies in the world, has unveiled its own global sailing.
But unlike Oceania and Regent Seven Seas’ sold-out itineraries, Royal Caribbean’s world cruise will span nine months …
… sailing to all seven continents and 65 countries.
According to the cruise line, this recently announced sailing aboard the Serenade of the Seas will be the “longest and most comprehensive” global cruise available.
The ship will set sail from Miami on December 10, 2023 and continue around the world through September 10, 2024.
Along the way, it’ll stop at over 150 ports, including 57 locations that Royal Caribbean hasn’t sailed to before.
Throughout these nine months, the Serenade of the Seas will hit 11 “wonders of the world,” including Machu Picchu and the Taj Mahal.
If 274 nights out at sea seems like too long, you’re not alone. Royal Caribbean is also segmenting the global cruise into four sections for those who don’t want to spend nine months on the ocean. The shorter portions will each hit three continents and will be available to book in December.
The cruise will start with the “Round the Horn: Americas and Antarctica Expedition” portion, which will sail from December 10, 2023 to February 11, 2024.
This leg will venture to 36 locations, including Antarctica, Peru’s Machu Picchu, Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer, Mexico’s Chichen Itza, Aruba, and Los Angeles.
From February 11, 2024, to May 9, 2024, the cruise will begin its “Wonders of Asia and the Pacific Expedition” segment, the sailing’s longest leg.
During this second portion, the ship will sail from Los Angeles to 44 stops ….
…. like Hawaii, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the Great Wall of China, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Japan.
The third leg – the “Middle East Treasures and Marvels of the Med Expedition” – will then sail from May 9, 2024, to July 10, 2024, through 44 destinations.
During this two-month journey, passengers will cruise from Dubai to stops like Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza, Italy’s Colosseum, Jordan’s Petra, Turkey’s Temple of Artemis, and Provence, France.
The final leg, the “Capitals of Culture,” will operate from July 10, 2024, to September 10, 2024, concluding the global cruise.
This fourth segment will visit 40 locations, from Barcelona to Morocco, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Iceland, before sailing back to Miami.
The Serenade of the Seas can accommodate almost 2,480 guests inside its 1,073 staterooms.
Unsurprisingly, there will be multiple sailing days with no port calls. During this time, passengers can leisure around the 13-deck ship by using its onboard amenities, which include a mini-golf course, multiple bars …
… an arcade, a pool with a retractable glass roof, and several onboard dining options that range from meals cooked on hot stones to Italian pastas.
MSC Cruises has canceled its 2022 world cruise and will instead sail two global cruises in 2023.
The cruise line attributed the cancellation to the “current unavailability of ports.”
MSC says it’s an issue regarding pandemic-related restrictions at ports.
MSC Cruises has canceled its 2022 world cruise due to the “current unavailability of ports” and will instead sail two global cruises in 2023, the company said in a press release on Wednesday.
“It would not have been possible to carry [the 2022 world cruise] out due to there being too many ports still facing restrictions as a result of the pandemic,” the company said. MSC did not immediately respond to Insider’s request to elaborate on said “restrictions,” but ports around the world are currently facing congestion issues amid persistent and crippling supply chain delays.
To address the ongoing demand for world cruises, MSC- which is owned by logistics and shipping group MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company – has moved its 2022 global cruise to the following year aboard the MSC Magnifica. This sailing will then accompany MSC’s sold-out 2023 world cruise aboard the MSC Poesia, which first went on sale in 2020.
The two global cruises on the Magnifica and Poesia will sail with different itineraries, the former with the same plans as the initial 2022 world cruise. The ships will begin embarkation from January 4 through 7 in four European cities. And from there, the cruises will sail on different paths.
Passengers who were initially set to sail on the 2022 world cruise will receive priority booking for the new 2023 world cruise aboard the Magnifica. Guests who move their now-canceled cruise to 2023 can also book a free sailing between January 1 and May 3, 2022.