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    Bermuda, Alaska

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  1. (11:40 a.m. EDT) – Cue the Volunteers of the Seas. Fully vaccinated volunteers will be able to help Royal Caribbean on several upcoming "test cruises," the line said, in a Facebook post to its Crown & Anchor members. "After receiving an incredible 350,000+ responses last year from people interested in becoming Royal ... View the full article
  2. (11 a.m. EDT) -- Cunard has confirmed dates for the international of its fleet in 2021 and 2022. The "Grand Escape Voyages" ("Overseas Escapes" if you are reading this in the U.K.) will range from two to 40 night sailings, visiting more than 49 destinations on board flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, ... View the full article
  3. Hi, we're really just seeking your opinion on which you'd like better -- doesn't really matter where it comes from but let's just say: from a TA. Does that help a bit? Thanks for asking
  4. (2:25 p.m. EDT) My husband and I were setting out to explore pretty little Isafjordur, which like so many other towns on Iceland’s coast has the close-by trifecta of mountains, snow, and waterfalls. But first we had to spit in test tubes. We had arrived in town onboard Viking's Viking Sky, along with some 760 fellow passengers, everyone onboard ... View the full article
  5. (1: 45 p.m. BST) -- Jovonne John fell in love with travel while representing St Vincent & The Grenadines at netball and her competitive spirit has seen her rise through the ranks of Marella Cruises, from ice cream girl to Guest Relations Manager onboard Marella Explorer. We caught up with Jovonne on Marella Cruises' first sailing in 15 months, ... View the full article
  6. Ha! Great question of course. Unknown at this time. I think when I see see extras, it at a minimum makes me look twice!
  7. While booking your cruise, which of these two "added value items" would you choose? Make your choice, and then in the comments tell us if these items would sway your choice of online travel agency! Thanks! Laura
  8. Hi again @Tom-n-Cheryl Would you mind forwarding one of those emails where the link takes you to the co.uk version of the forums please? community@cruisecritic.com. Put "for Laura" in the subject line. Laura
  9. Yes, we added a new Roll Call forum for Atlas Ocean Voyages -- which means it will move all the others once "place" since it is arranged alphabetically in columns.
  10. (10:45 a.m. BST) -- Marella Cruises plan to restart fly-cruises from 3 September 2021 with ships based in Spain and Greece. Adults-only Marella Explorer 2 will be based in Malaga and offer two new Spain itineraries -- "Continental Coasts" will visit Palamos before calling in at Barcelona, Palma, Alicante, and Almeria. ... View the full article
  11. (6.30 a.m. EDT) -- Virgin Voyages has revealed three pre-summer cruises setting sail from Portsmouth, England in 2022 on Valiant Lady, its second ship. Valiant Lady will officially make its debut in Portsmouth on March 18, 2022, offering a mix of three-night, 11-night and 12-night voyages, including late-night and overnight stays in Málaga, ... View the full article
  12. Hi all, Host Jazzbeau says you need a Roll Call forum, so now you have one! Here's a link to the Atlas Ocean Voyages Roll Call Category, and here's a link to the World Navigator Roll Call forum. We've moved ALL existing roll calls into the new home! Hope you enjoy the new forum, Laura
  13. Hi all: I've been in contact with Royal Caribbean and yes, the official Meet & Mingle parties for Cruise Critic members have been paused and will resume in 2022. There won't be any parties on board during 2021.
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