With the CDC still waging war on the cruise lines, there are a few options available for cruisers this summer. Just to give some background, in November 2020, the CDC implemented a Conditional Sail Order (CSO) which outlined steps cruise lines would need to take to safely resume cruises from US ports. The CSO is set to expire November 1, 2021 or sooner if the CDC deems it is no longer necessary. The CSO has a 4 step approach to resuming cruises. Despite the major lines having achieved stage 1 many months ago, the CDC has yet to issue guidance on the next phases. This has created much frustration and things continue to change each day. However, there are few options still available to US travelers desperate for a cruise this summer.
Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas from Nassau
June through August 2021, Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas will offer 7-day cruises roundtrip from Nassau, Bahamas to Cozumel, Grand Bahama Island, and two full days at Perfect Day at Coco Cay, Royal's amazing private island playground! Guests 18 and older must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to sailing. Guests under 18 years old must provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test within 5 days of sailing. In addition, the U.S. requires a negative Covid-19 test prior to returning to the US. Royal Caribbean is providing this test onboard for all guests. Discounted airfare can be packaged with your cruise as well.
Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas from Bermuda
You can visit the pink sand shores of Bermuda and the excitement of Perfect Day at Coco Cay on 7-day sailings roundtrip from Bermuda starting June 26th on Vision of the Seas! This itinerary features multiple days in Bermuda to allow you to fully explore this Atlantic oasis. Then it's off to Perfect Day at Coco Cay, Royal Caribbean's private island in the Bahamas. Guests 18 and older must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to sailing. Guests under 18 years old must provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test within 5 days of sailing. In addition, the U.S. requires a negative Covid-19 test prior to returning to the US. Royal Caribbean is providing this test onboard for all guests. Discounted airfare can be packaged with your cruise as well.
Celebrity Apex Greek Islands Cruise from Athens
Starting June 19th the new Celebrity Apex will begin 7-day cruises roundtrip from Athens. Sailings will call on Rhodes and Santorini, Greece; Limassol, Crete; and Haifa and Jerusalem, Israel. As the flagship of Celebrity Cruises, the Apex is an amazing way to explore the Eastern Mediterranean. Guests 18 and over must be filly vaccinated against Covid-19. Discounted airfare can be packaged with your cruise, as well as pre/post cruise stays in Greece, which is open to tourists.
Celebrity Millennium Southern Caribbean from St. Maarten
Celebrity Millennium will introduce 7-day Caribbean sailings roundtrip from St. Maarten beginning June 5th. The ship will offer two different itineraries: one calling at Tortola, St. Lucia and Barbados, and a second calling at Aruba, Curacao and Barbados. Guests 18 and over will need to be full vaccinated against Covid-19 as well as have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of embarkation.
American Cruise Lines
Explore the rivers of the United States on the modern riverboats and paddle wheelers of American Cruise Lines. These already low-capacity ships are operating at reduced capacity for even greater social distancing. Cruises are available along the Mississippi, Ohio, Eastern Seaboard, Columbia & Snake Rivers, Alaska and more.
We can help you navigate the world and ensure you have the best vacation possible. We have reduced rates and amenities on many sailings and can package all of your travel needs for convenience and piece of mind. Contact us today to get started.