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On this episode with talk with Tom McAlpin, CEO and President of Virgin Voyages. Virgin's newest ship Scarlet Lady is finally home in PortMiami where she is about to start sailing revenue cruises on October 6. 

Sheri Griffiths from CruiseTipsTV stops by to give her first impressions of Scarlet Lady. 

Richard Simms has cruise news

  • The State of the Industry address at SeaTrade Cruise Global
  • Royal Caribbean will start allowing pre-cruise testing at pier for a fee 
  • Norwegian Breakaway is sailing again out of New York City
  • Virgin Voyages gears up for Caribbean sailings from PortMiami 
  • A cruise line teams up with a submarine company 

Listener Q: What is the best way to use my onboard credit? 

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Kirk just returned from a seven-night Alaska cruise on Celebrity Millennium from Seattle, Washington. We get a full review of sailing Alaska in 2021 and if cruising to the last frontier is different.

Richard Simms has cruise news:

  • Carnival backtracks on pierside pre-cruise testing
  • Royal Caribbean pulls a cruise ship from China, moves to the US
  • Proposed Alaska bill would stop mandatory Canadian port calls
  • MSC Cruises returns to Divina from Port Canaveral
  • A beer company is teaming up with cruise lines to help train staff in a new era of bars

Listener Question: What is the feedback from cruise passengers taking the at-home COVID-19 test? — Anne 

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Carter and his wife recently returned from a cruise aboard one of MSC’s newer ships, MSC Meraviglia.

In this interview, they talk to us about the boarding process, dining, entertainment, and how MSC has adjusted things since COVID. They also detail their experience on MSC’s private island in the Bahamas, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.

Richard Simms has cruise news:

  • Virgin Voyages's Scarlet Lady is back in the USA
  • Carnival Cruise Line revamps its Have Fun. Be Safe. policies for the casino 
  • One-third of Norwegian Cruise Line's ships are sailing again 
  • Carnival gives more testing options 
  • Royal Caribbean updates sailing protocols on all cruises through October 15. 

Listener Question: What is the best option for taking my pre-cruise COVID test before embarking from Port Canaveral, Florida on a seven-night cruise? — Mark 

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In August, Daniel and his eight-year-old daughter took a four-night cruise aboard Disney Dream — their first cruise in 20 months. He joins us on the show to discuss how embarkation differed from the last time he sailed, the dining experience, the entertainment quality, and the sailing’s double-dip at Disney’s private island Castaway Cay.

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In the episode, we interview Kerry about his seven-night Western Caribbean cruise aboard Norwegian Gem. This was the first Norwegian Cruise Line ship to depart Florida since the shutdown in March 2020. 

Kerry also discusses what life was like on board during the seven-night voyage and the kind of health protocols the company has in place. 

We also learn what it was like being in the Caribbean while a hurricane is spinning around. 

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