Cruise Radio News Briefs | Week of August 22, 2021

Cruise Radio News Briefs: At this week’s Cruise Radio News Briefs, we take a look at what you can expect to hear on the radio aboard the MSC Divina.

The summer of 2021 officially kicks off another season of cruising, with 17 new ships sailing the seven seas.

Following a recent announcement from Royal Caribbean, a new line of cruises has been scheduled for a 2020 debut.  The new cruises will have a similar feel to Royal Caribbean’s popular  “Quantum of the Seas” and “Oasis of the Seas” lines, as well as its “Majesty of the Seas” and  “Navigator of the Seas”.  For those unfamiliar with the latest Royal Caribbean cruises, the “Majesty” name will now be used for two new ships, making room for the “Navigator” and a third “Majesty” ship.   The new cruise line will be a direct competitor to the Norwegian Cruise Line, which has been around since

Welcome to the Cruise Radio News Brief for the Week of August 22, 2021, where you’ll find the most up-to-date cruise news, our weekly podcast, and recent YouTube videos.

1. The Carnival. Panorama’s maximum cruising speed was limited this week due to a propulsion problem. As a consequence, the ship arrived late yesterday at Long Beach, California. Panorama just returned to operation last weekend, sailing out of Long Beach for the first time in almost a year on August 21.


2. Currently, Federal Maritime Commissioner Louis Sola believes that traveling by cruise ship is safer than flying. “In an airport, you’re dealing with more individuals who haven’t been vaccinated. On an aircraft, you’re inhaling recycled air in very close quarters,” he said.

3. Disney Cruise Line has released further information on the new waterslide that will be featured on the forthcoming Disney Wish. The ride will be named AuqusMouse and will include a narrative called “Scuba Scramble,” which is based on the animated shorts “The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse.” The second performance, “Swiss Meltdown,” is based on another short film.

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Our main gripe right now is that we wish we were on a cruise. Have you noticed what we did there? (Disney)

4. Princess Cruises has announced that the Island Princess and Diamond Princess will resume service. While Island Princess will relaunch in the Caribbean in the spring of next year, Diamond Princess will relaunch in Japan around the same time.

5. The CDC has revised its advice to advise anybody who is at high risk of severe COVID-19 problems, whether or not they have been vaccinated, to avoid taking cruises. The news reflects the increasing Delta variation and is relevant to older individuals, those with specific medical problems, and pregnant and recently pregnant women.

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Cozumel’s Mardi Gras has arrived.

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We’re breaking down which ones are for pay and which ones are free, since many new dining locations for the cruise company are being launched on Mardi Gras. In any case, there is plenty of food to pick from while on board.

This Week’s Podcast: Scarlet Lady by Virgin Voyages

Dave Monk, a cruise journalist, gives us a review of Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady in this week’s episode. He just took a four-night “cruise to nowhere” on this ship’s first-ever commercial voyage out of Portsmouth, England.

Have you already signed up for our YouTube channel? Get up-to-the-minute cruise news from a reliable source. Hear about the Carnival Panorama’s technical problem, Viking’s globe trip, and a cruise ship cleaning robot on August 27.

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