Welcome to Cruise Radio’s news bulletin for the week of the 21st. March 2021, where we will bring you the latest cruise news, our weekly podcast and the latest YouTube videos.

1. Since the cruise industry does not end in the United States, there will be clear winners and losers when cruise lines begin to operate elsewhere. Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises will begin sailing from Nassau and St. Maarten. This was the first time in more than a year that St. Maarten had to deal with cruise tourism. In the meantime, Florida ports will continue to suffer from the lack of money spent by cruise passengers.

A perfect day on CocoCay (Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean Royal Service)

2. Celebrity Cruises is still working on medical protocols before resuming cruises from St. John’s this summer. St. Maarten and Greece. A clear protocol that has already been announced is that all crew members and guests over the age of 18 must be vaccinated against COVIDA-19 at least 14 days prior to boarding, and those under the age of 18 must provide a negative PCR test result.

3. Carnival Cruise Line announced that it would not follow Royal Caribbean’s lead and move its ships out of U.S. home ports. Further, Chair Christine Duffy stated that although the line has not yet made a decision on the need for vaccination, she is encouraged by the recent distribution of vaccines and the positive progress they are reporting.

Photo via Norway

4. Norwegian Cruise Line has cancelled some sailings on five of its ships: Once again, Jewel, Jade, Jewel and Joy. While this is a necessary step as [the airline] prepares to announce a revised fleet rollout schedule, the email also announced that Norwegian would soon be announcing some exciting news.

5. That’s enough. More than a year after the entire industry shut down, cruise lines are tired of waiting for the CDC to announce the next phase of the cruise’s comeback. As Richard Fain, CEO of the Royal Caribbean Group, noted, conditional navigation requires a four-phase process, but after four and a half months we are still in phase one and we still don’t know what will be required for phase two.

MSC Seaside (courtesy of MSC Cruises)

Special item: Cruisers fall in love with Nassau

It’s a love-hate relationship. While just two weeks ago people were listing why they decided not to go to Nassau, those same people, along with many others, are eager to fly to Nassau and board a cruise ship for the first time in over a year.

This week’s podcast: Cruise News with Sherry Laskin

Sherry Laskin is back on the show this week to bring you the latest news from the cruise industry.

Video function: Boat trip on the Nieuw Statendam

Cruise on the Nieuw Statendam, one of Holland America’s newest ships, and start planning your next vacation.

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