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MAJOR CRUISE NEWS & CDC UPDATES: NEW Rules, Test Cruises, Odyssey of the Seas, Cancellations, Alaska

Huge cruise news and updates as the CDC Conditional Sail Order has had some BIG changes! In addition, this has been a big week for major cruise updates as cruise lines have announced more cruise cancellations, including some that were unexpected. In this video we talk about the latest news about Alaska, CDC requirements for cruise passengers and Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas (and what’s happening).

CDC has updated the Conditional Sailing Order and has now issued new guidance for vaccinated passengers and some cruises that will restart in the US. This includes changes to the rule for masks on cruises, shore excursions, testing passengers before embarkation and disembarkation. We also go over some very good news in the new rules from CDC which is about Back to Back cruises.

Have you been wondering about test cruises and when they will happen, and how? We go over some cruise information in this video.

Alaska has been in the news and it looks like Alaska cruises just might happen in 2021!

Here is the video by Alanna Zingano that I talked about in the video, about test cruises (with Carnival and Royal Caribbean):

I hope you enjoy this latest discussion about the cruise news as we wait for an announcement from cruise lines that the first cruises from the USA will resume.

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Please note that I do not sell cruises on Life Well Cruised. This and all other videos are for entertainment purposes only. I share my own opinions, personal experiences and information with other cruise travelers, which I hope can be helpful. Please contact your travel agent or the cruise line directly for advice and any information specific to your booking.

Photos and Videos courtesy of:
Royal Caribbean Cruise Corp
Princess Cruise Line
Celebrity Cruise Lines

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