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Seabourn Cancels 2021 World Cruise and Pauses Other Sailings

Unfortunately the Seabourn 2021 World Cruise has been cancelled along with the sailings on the Seabourn Encore through November 25, 2020, the Seabourn Ovation through December 20, 2020 and the Seabourn Sojourn through May 24, 2021. The Seabourn Quest and Seabourn Odyssey are paused, as previously announced, through November 20, 2020. The Seabourn 2022 World

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Why is COVID-19 Showing Up on So Many Cruise Ships? TESTING

Based on all of the positive comments from my last two articles, I thought I would get more into the actual subject…and make it personal. (Mom and my kids: Read On!) So here we go! It seems like COVID-19 is showing up on many of the early startup cruises (SeaDream, Paul Gauguin, Uncruise and Hurtigruten).

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Hurtigruten: Idiocy, Arrogance & Greed – An Update

I do not know how to fully express the outrage and anger throughout the cruise industry at the absolute irresponsible, profit-driven, conduct of Hurtigruten. What I can do is express mine not only for unbelievable damaging the cruise industry, but endangering the health of at least 387 passengers, 156 crew and who knows how many

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And Now: Frustrating Cruise News…Oh, and Wear a Mask!

“We have failed,” CEO Daniel Skjeldamn told a news conference. “I apologize strongly on behalf of the company.” Over the weekend, it was announced the Hurtigruten, the Norwegian shipping and cruise line, had an outbreak of COVID-19 on its ship, Roald Amundsen during its first and/or second cruise in Norway. As of this moment, there

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Seabourn and “The Thinning of the Herd”

Right up front: A very minor trade paper has spun a rumor that Seabourn and Cunard may be for sale. According to an extremely well-placed source there is no truth to this. If you were to head over to the rumor-monger, “Trade Winds” you can only read the headline and this sentence, “Carnival has denied

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Seabourn’s 2022 World Cruise!

As we all sit home craving to travel, Seabourn has announced a number of 2021 and 2022 cruises, including its 2022 World Cruise. And, I am really liking this one because it is very different from the past Seabourn World Cruises. The Seabourn Sojourn will not only visit 72 ports in 28 countries over its

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What is Ahead for Cruising & Travel? The CDC Encourages Speculation…and Little Science…While Abusing Crew and Passengers with Classic Bureaucratic Arrogance.

I must preface this article: I am a big proponent of doing whatever is reasonable to stop or reduce the spread of COVID-19. But what I am fearful of, and what I am unfortunately seeing, is that draconian, over-the-top, and scientifically unsupported positions are undermining the this goal. People – both guests and crew –

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I Never Liked the Term Social Distancing. Here’s Why, Why I Love Travel and Why the Same Approach at Home May Make You See Things

You may recall when the concept of “social distancing” came about I said I preferred the term “social spacing“. My point was that we don’t need to distance ourselves from others in society, but rather simply space ourselves out so as to reduce the chance of being infected with COVID-19. One of our society’s biggest

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Goldring Travel’s 2020 Culinary & Cultural Cruise (Reboot)

Goldring Travel’s Culinary & Cultural Cruise is always something special and this year’s original version sailing through Greece and Turkey, with special events in Santorini, Greece and Istanbul, Turkey was cancelled by the cruise line due to a delay in the ship’s refitting. But when one door closes another opens and, thus, Goldring Travel is

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Goldring Travel’s 2020 Culinary & Cultural Cruise (Reboot)

Goldring Travel’s Culinary & Cultural Cruise is always something special and this year’s original version sailing through Greece and Turkey, with special events in Santorini, Greece and Istanbul, Turkey was cancelled by the cruise line due to a delay in the ship’s refitting. But when one door closes another opens and, thus, Goldring Travel is

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