AmaWaterways will host its longest-ever river cruise itinerary in 2023
with the new Seven River Journey Through Europe. This 46-night experience will take guests through 14 countries on four of the luxury river cruise line’s ships. Passengers will have over 130 complimentary excursions to choose from with many all-new tours. Highlights include venturing to the historic D-Day landing beaches of Normandy and visiting off-the-beaten-path wonders in countries such as Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania.
Cruise lines Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International have announced summer Caribbean sailings from St. Maarten and Nassau, respectively. All crew on the Celebrity and RCI voyages crew will be vaccinated, and sailings are open to vaccinated adults, as well as children under 18 with a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of embarkation.
Crystal Cruises announced that it is now planning to restart its sailings in the Bahamas starting on July 3, 2021. The news makes Crystal one of the first major lines to give North American guests a chance to get on board a cruise ship after the COVID-19 yearlong shutdown. The sailings will be done with a reduced capacity, which Crystal said will guarantee passengers double the amount of space that they typically get on contemporary cruise lines. All guests must also be vaccinated at least 14-days before boarding.
Avelo Airlines will begin flying soon to 11 destinations from Burbank, California. The startup plans to add other routes in the West as soon as it grows its fleet of three Boeing 737 jets. Like other budget airlines, Avelo will charge extra for many options including an assigned seat and carry-on bags that go in the overhead bins.