Amtrak Provides Real-Time Look at Seat Availability

Amtrak Provides Real-Time Look at Seat Availability

WHY IT RATES: Amtrak has upgraded the online and in-app capabilities to enable customers to see the proportion of seats already sold on their train, giving them the opportunity to select less-crowded departures. — Laurie Baratti, TravelPulse Associate Writer To provide customers…

A New Way for Travelers to Find the Perfect RV Rental

A New Way for Travelers to Find the Perfect RV Rental

VacationRenter, a company that finds the best rentals from top sites on the web, and RVshare, the first and largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace, announced that they are partnering to expand VacationRenters RV inventory. RVshare’s vehicles range from the modest to the…

Discover America With Amtrak Vacations’ Flash Sale

Discover America With Amtrak Vacations’ Flash Sale

WHY IT RATES: Travelers who book now through September 25, 2020, can save $500 per couple on vacations of ten nights or more, $400 per couple on seven- to nine-night vacations or $300 per couple on any three- to six-night vacation. —…

Princess Cruises Announces Sale of Two Ships

Princess Cruises Announces Sale of Two Ships

Princess Cruises has confirmed the sale of Sun Princess and Sea Princess to undisclosed buyers as part of parent company Carnival Corporation’s ongoing strategy to downsize and accelerate the removal of less efficient ships from its fleet. Due to ships’ imminent departure,…

Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line Submit New Health and Safety Recommendations to the CDC

Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line Submit New Health and Safety Recommendations to the CDC

Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line submitted a whole new host of health and safety recommendations to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday, which include testing, ventilation, and contingency planning. The recommendations, part of the cruise lines’ Healthy Sail…

The cruise industry will implement these COVID-19 precautions: testing, masks, ventilation, more

The cruise industry will implement these COVID-19 precautions: testing, masks, ventilation, more

On Monday, the cruise industry announced mandatory health and safety changes designed to make it safe to sail during the COVID-19 pandemic – ideally with a phased-in U.S. start commencing before the end of the year. Cruise Lines International Association, the cruise industry’s leading…

Tests, masks, temperature checks: ‘Healthy Sail Panel’ submits 74 COVID-19 cruise recommendations to CDC

Tests, masks, temperature checks: ‘Healthy Sail Panel’ submits 74 COVID-19 cruise recommendations to CDC

It’s not news that cruising will be different when ships return to U.S. waters as cruise operators seek to ensure passengers’ safety. But the question of just what a cruise vacation will look like in the COVID-19 era has lingered during a more than six-month industry-wide pause. But…