Domestic cruises to begin on 17 May, says minister

Cruise lines will be able to restart domestic voyages on 17 May, a group of MPs have been assured.The maritime minister, Robert Courts, appeared at a virtual meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Maritime and Group (APPMPG). He told MPs that the government is working with the home nations to get UK-wide domestic cruising up and running. Meanwhile,…

Royal Caribbean cruise released from quarantine after six people test positive for Covid

As a safety precaution, the 500 crew and workers onboard the ship were asked not to leave the vessel.However, since then the ship has been cleared for loading activities and people are allowed on and off the ship according to Royal Caribbean.The Odyssey of the Seas remains in Bremerhaven, Germany, according to German news broadcaster NDR.There is…

Hundreds of workers stuck on new cruise ship after six people test positive for Covid

Royal Caribbean’s new cruise liner is currently stuck in Germany with around 500 workers forced to remain onboard after six people tested positive for coronavirus.The Odyssey of the Seas is currently docked at Bremerhaven and it is unclear when it will be released for planned sea trials, according to German news broadcaster NDR.It reports that the…

Cruise holidays: Expert predicts when cruises will restart and how safe ships will be

Cruise holidays have been sorely missed by many Britons during the coronavirus crisis. Keen cruisers are eager to set sail once again – but when will this be? Channel 4 documentary Luxury Holidays: How To Get Away From It All, which aired last week, explored just this.”There’s the ports that have to be in agreement to have ships come in. There are…

Alaska’s Cruise Season May Not Be Dead After All

Alaska’s cruise-driven tourism industry has been thrown a lifeline. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images) LightRocket via Getty ImagesReports of the death of Alaska’s cruise season may have been greatly exaggerated. Last month, Canada extended its cruise ban through February 2022, which appeared to deliver a fatal…

Exploring the beauty of Indonesia’s dragon archipelago

Editor’s Note — CNN Travel’s series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy.(CNN) — Manta rays hover, wings pulsing, on the fast currents of the Flores Sea. Komodo dragons, earth’s largest lizard, skulk in the scrubby…

Portugal, Cyprus and Spain could welcome Britons from May in ‘encouraging’ holiday updat …

Daniel Pearce, Chief Executive of Travel Trade Gazette, appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning to speak about the latest travel news. He said that some European countries may open their borders to Britons as early as May.Spain and Portugal are both popular holiday destinations for Britons, attracting an average of 18 million and three million UK visitors…

Spain and Portugal holidays could go ahead from May but with strict Covid conditions

Spain and Portugal are both popular holiday destinations for Britons, attracting an average of 18 million and three million UK visitors yearly. Currently, travel to both nations is off the cards amid national lockdown restrictions.However, this could change as soon as May according to officials.The Spanish government has suggested Britons could be…

Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Explore glorious Venice with TV’s Kevin McCloud

Venice is a city like no other. Beautiful, romantic and formed of 118 islands linked with spectacular bridges and canals, its ornate palaces and piazzas have to be seen to be believed. On this exclusive cruise of the islands in the Venetian lagoon, you’ll get to see the City of Water in the company of designer and TV presenter Kevin McCloud.You’ll…

Are People Paying Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars For Cruises?

Most cruise ships have been in port for nearly a year as the coronavirus pandemic lingers on. Meanwhile, people are dreaming of hitting the seas and cruising. Some people are ready to start traveling now. Besides having to follow the required increased safety protocols, some people are willing to pay for the most expensive cruises.MIAMI, FLORIDA -…

The First Space Hotel Is Opening in 2027—Here’s an Inside Look  

Space exploration is, of course, the final wanderlust frontier. It’s the pinnacle of travel, really. And Orbital Assembly Corporation is trying to make space tourism a reality for the first time by debuting plans for a space hotel opening in 2027. The hotel, called Voyager Station, will essentially look like an atmospheric cruise ship: it should be…

Cruise news: Saga cancels cruises until June and delays new ship’s first sailing

Due to the pandemic’s ongoing restrictions, Saga has extended its temporary suspension of cruise holidays. The travel company will also delay the first voyage of its new cruise ship, Spirit of Adventure.A spokesperson for Saga said: “The health and safety of our guests and crew has been our number one priority and throughout the pandemic we have…

Norway’s $325 Million Ship Tunnel Gets Go-Ahead

The proposed design for the northern entrance to the ship tunnel at Kjøde, Norway. Kystverket / SnøhettaConstruction of the world’s first shipping tunnel will soon get underway in western Norway following government approval of startup funds. The Norwegian Coastal Administration (Kystverket) has proposed a plan to complete a tender process in…

Explore Alaska Way Off The Beaten Path With ROAM Adventures

Ona flightseeing excursion from Ultima Thule and ROAM Adventures. Ultima ThuleFor many visitors, Alaska is a blur, typically glimpsed from the deck of a cruise ship or perhaps a sightseeing train. The real Alaska, the largest state in the Union, a vast place that redefines the term “wilderness,” is rarely experienced. That’s even truer during…

The Holiday Guru dispenses advice on vaccine passports, cruise refunds and health insurance

The Holiday Guru is always on hand to answer your questions.This week he advises on booking a trip to America this autumn, as well as cancelling a Tui package holiday to Greece. Q. I would like to travel to the USA in October to attend a Nascar race in Alabama. I have had my first Covid jab and the second is due soon. Can I fly?John Allen, via…

Princess Cruises launches UK sailings

Princess Cruises is launching short UK cruises this summer as it cancels international journeys from the UK until autumn. The cruise line’s ships Regal Princess and Sky Princess, previously set to be deployed on European sailings, will set sail from Southampton. The voyages will be available to UK travellers only.Both sailings will adhere to the…

Bono joins Swan Hellenic as destination management director

Swan Hellenic has announced its top management is being strengthened with the arrival of Adria Bono.The line said the cultural expedition cruise leader brings the connections and insight of twenty years’ unrivalled high-end excursions design and commissioning expertise.“We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Adria to the team. “With her tremendous…

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