Important News

CLIA Announces Voluntary Suspension in U.S. Cruise Operations

https://cruising.org/news-and-research/press-room/2020/march/clia-covid-19-toolkit

Washington, DC (13 March 2020)—CLIA ocean-going cruise lines will be voluntarily and temporarily suspending cruise ship operations from and to U.S. ports of call for 30 days as public health officials and the U.S. Government continue to address COVID-19.

“CLIA cruise line members are voluntarily and temporarily suspending operations from the U.S. as we work to address this public health crisis,” said Kelly Craighead, President and CEO, CLIA. “This is an unprecedented situation. Our industry has taken responsibility for protecting public health for more than 50 years, working under the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and prides itself on its ability to deliver exceptional vacation experiences for guests, as well as meaningful employment opportunities for crew. This has been a challenging time, but we hope that this decision will enable us to focus on the future and a return to normal as soon as possible.”

The temporary suspension will take effect at 12:00AM EDT on 14 March 2020. CLIA ocean-going cruise lines are focused on the safe and smooth return of those currently at sea onboard ships that will be affected by this decision.

“We do not take this decision lightly, and we want the traveling public to know in no uncertain terms the commitment of this industry to putting people first,” said Adam Goldstein, CLIA Global Chairman. “During this time, we will continue to work with the CDC and others to prepare for resumption of sailings when it is appropriate. We know the travel industry is a huge economic engine for the United States and when our ships once again sail, our industry will be a significant contributor to fueling the economic recovery.”

The cruise industry is a vital artery for the U.S. economy, supporting over 421,000 American jobs, with every 30 cruisers supporting one U.S. job, and annually contributes nearly $53 billion to the U.S. economy. Cruise activity supports travel agencies, airlines, hotels and a broad supply chain of industries that stretches across the United States.

Guests who are booked on cruise itineraries which will be impacted by this decision are encouraged to contact their travel advisors or reach out to their cruise lines directly. For additional information, please contact press@cruising.org.

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NCL Coronavirus Cancellation Policy Update

We are making temporary changes to our standard cancellation policy. This supersedes all previously announced changes and standard deposit and final payment schedules now apply. As this is a fluid situation, any amendments or reversals of these policies will be communicated to you as they occur.

For all new and existing individual and group bookings that embark from March 10, 2020 through and including September 30, 2020:

  • Guests can cancel up until 48 hours prior to vacation start date.  Cancelled reservations that occur prior to 48 hours to vacation date will receive a 100% future cruise credit (FCC) to be used for ANY Norwegian sailing embarking on or before December 31, 2022. 
    • Vacation start date includes any pre-hotel or Cruisetour packages booked through Norwegian.
    • FCC will include all components of the reservation that have been paid, including but not limited to: shore excursions, beverage and dining packages (including associated gratuities), service charges and air or transfers pre purchased through Norwegian.
    • Note any insurance purchased on existing bookings will not be included in the FCC amount

Please call us at 305-390-8266 or email at info@nexcruise.com for more info.

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Royal Caribbean Coronavirus Temporary Cancellation Policy Update

To help our guests book and sail with confidence, we are introducing a temporary change to our cancellation guidelines which will allow for greater flexibility. All guests sailing on or before July 31, 2020 may now choose to cancel their reservation up to 48 hours prior to departure. Should a guest wish to cancel after their final payment deadline, a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) will be administered in the full amount of each guest’s applicable cancellation fees. FCC amounts will vary and are dependent upon the standard cancellation timeline. Guests can apply these credits to any future cruise of their choice departing on or before December 31, 2021.

Please call us at 305-390-8266 or email at info@nexcruise.com for more info.

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Carnival Cruise Lines Coronavirus Cancellation Policy Update

For your clients who choose to keep their booking as currently scheduled for departures between March 6, 2020 and May 31, 2020, they will receive the following Onboard Credit (OBC) amounts:

  • $100 per cabin for 3 and 4 day cruises
  • $150 per cabin for 5 day cruises
  • $200 per cabin for 6 day and longer cruises

If your clients choose to continue to sail with us, we will automatically apply the onboard credit to their sail and sign. There is no need to call us.

For your clients booked on Carnival Radiance European itineraries, we are finalizing some itinerary changes and a special offer that we will be sharing in the next few days.

For your clients who booked prior to March 6, 2020, if they decide to change vacation plans, we will allow those booked on sailings between now and May 31, 2020 to move their booking to a new date and receive a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) in the amount of the non-refundable cancellation fee.

For your clients booked on sailings departing between March 9, 2020 and March 31, 2020 can move their booking to a future date up to 3 days before sailing. If the cruise departs between March 6, 2020 and March 8, 2020 call us at any time to take advantage of this offer.

For your clients booked on sailings departing between April 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020 can move their booking to a future date by March 31, 2020.

The FCC must be used for a sailing by March 31, 2021.


Please call us at 305-390-8266 or email at info@nexcruise.com for more info.

Cruise News

Introducing the new Odyssey of the Seas!

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Introducing the newest Royal Caribbean® gamechanger, Odyssey of the SeasSM. From bow to stern and St. Thomas to Santorini, it’s bold in every direction on the latest Quantum Ultra Class feat — debuting fall 2020 in Fort Lauderdale and sailing from Rome summer 2021.

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  • RipCord® by iFLY® — Feel the freedom of freefall without even leaving the deck.
  • Sky PadSM — Whether bouncing around a sugarcoated world, or a planet lightyears in the future, it’s gravity-defying fun in this bungee trampoline experience.
  • FlowRider® — The surf’s always up as 30,000 gallons of rushing awesome heads your clients’ way.

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  • Resort style pools — Island vibes are set to max with two uncovered pools, plenty of shady casitas, and hammocks primed for sweet ocean breezes.
  • North Star® — It’s time to raise the bar on adventure — with 360-degree views of the world from 300 feet above sea level in our signature observation capsule.
  • Solarium — Peaceful swimming pools, whirlpools with ocean views and ambience for days — and nights.

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  • SeaPlex® — The largest indoor activity space at sea serves up family friendly thrills like bumper cars, a trapeze school, glow-in-the-dark laser tag and PlaymakersSM Sports Bar & Arcade overlooking all the action.
  • Adventure Ocean® — It’s time to play outside the lines with wide open play places and dedicated spaces for all types of activities for kids.
  • Teen spaces — Teenagers don’t have to choose between game time and hanging out. Spaces like Social133 put them in the action, indoors and out.
  • Splashaway BaySM — Pint-sized cruisers will find gallons of adventure onboard — at the fun-soaked Splashaway BaySM aqua park with slides, water cannons and more.

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  • Giovanni’sSM Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar — Pizza, pasta, wine — now there’s even more to love at this reimagined trattoria.
  • Teppanyaki — You have front row seats for authentic Far East flavors cooked in Japan’s traditional style right at their table.
  • Two70® — By night, the lights go down in this open area panoramic living room, where windows become screens, and aerialists, robots and more take you on a journey like no other.
  • Music Hall — This is the premier place for live music lovers where the industry’s best cover bands rock like the real thing.

BOOK YOUR CRUISE ON THE ODYSSEY OF THE SEAS TODAY!

FALL 2020 — Sailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
6 to 8 Night Eastern/Western/Southern Caribbean

SUMMER 2021 — Sailing from Rome, Italy
7 to 12 Night Mediterranean, Greek Isles and Holy Land itineraries

Call or email us for exclusive rates and perks!  We can get you the best deal!

(305) 390-8266 / (888) 543-1193
info@nexcruise.com


Images and messaging for Odyssey of the Seas reflect current design concepts and may include artistic renderings and/or images of other Quantum Class ships. All ship features, experiences and itineraries are subject to change without notice. Come Seek is a registered trademark of Royal Caribbean.

Cruise Deals

Last minute deal alert: 5 nights Bahamas cruise on the NCL Sky out of Miami on 11/2/2019!

Last minute deal on the NCL Sky out of Miami on Nov 2, 2019.  Interior for 2 guests is only $99 per person plus taxes.  Total for 2 guests including taxes is only $596!

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Call us to book or if you have any questions at 305-390-8266.  Or you can email at info@nexcruise.com.


Disclaimer:

Price based on double occupancy.  Rates can change at anytime.  Offer is capacity controlled and may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Cruise Deals

MSC Thanksgiving Cruise Deal!

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Don’t miss this opportunity to sail on the beautiful MSC Meraviglia on a 7 day Western Caribbean cruise out of Miami on Nov 24-Dec 1.

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Interior for 2 guests including taxes is only $934.
Ocean view for 2 guests including taxes is only $1,134.
Balcony for 2 guests including taxes is only $1,434.

These are the Fantastica Experience prices which include the following:

  • Classic dining with requests for early or late dinner seatings (subject to availability)
  • Free room service delivery
    Have a meal in your stateroom from the room service menu with free delivery (6am-11pm, after which there is a $3.95 fee).
  • Free breakfast in bed
    Receive free continental breakfast delivered to your stateroom, including pastries, juices & coffee after 6am.
  • 50% off all fitness classes & personal trainer
    Stay in shape with yoga, pilates, aqua cycling, and spinning, or have a personal training session (adults only) in our state of the art gym with panoramic views.

These prices are incredible for a Thanksgiving week cruise and for 7 days.  If you have any questions and if you are ready to book please call us at 305-390-8266 or 888-543-1193 or email us at info@nexcruise.com.

This won’t last.  Contact us today!


Disclaimer:

Price based on double occupancy.  Rates can change at anytime.  Offer is capacity controlled and may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Cruise News

Carnival Cruise Lines adding a 4th ship to sail out of Galveston by 2021.

Carnival is proud to announce that they will have four ships homeported in Galveston year-round, Carnival Radiance, Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream, and Carnival Vista. In May 2021 Galveston Carnival will be home to Carnival Radiance. In addition, Carnival Breeze will return to Galveston from Port Canaveral, becoming the newest and largest ship to offer guests short cruises from Galveston. Carnival Dream will shift to six and eight-day Caribbean cruises, while Carnival Vista will continue her popular week-long Caribbean cruises.

With these four ships, Carnival Cruise Line will carry approximately 900,000 guests annually from Texas, more than any other cruise line. Your clients sailing from Galveston will now have even more destinations, amenities, and cruise durations to choose from with 235 five to 14-day sailings a year.

If you are planning a cruise from Galveston please call us.  Our Carnival Cruise prices are the best in the industry.  Feel free to call us at 888-543-1193 or email at info@nexcruise.com.

Employee Discount

Exclusive Cruise Discounts for 3M Employees

NexCruise is proud to offer an exclusive employee perk to all active and retired 3M employees.

Employees are eligible to receive an exclusive discount or onboard credit of $25 up to $500¹ per booking on all major cruise lines.

For more information please visit www.nexcruise.com/3M

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Interline Deal Alert: Carnival Cruise 3-day Bahamas Cruise for $99 p/p sailing on Nov 1 and Nov 22!

Don’t miss this opportunity for a quick getaway for only $99 per person plus taxes on the Carnival Victory out of Miami on Nov 1 and Nov 22, 2019:

November 1, 2019:
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November 22, 2019:
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Interior staterooms starting at only $99 per person plus taxes.
Ocean view staterooms starting at only $129 per person plus taxes.

Call us today to book this cruise!  (305) 390-8266 or email at info@nexcxruise.com.

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!


Disclaimer:

Rates can change at anytime.  Offer is capacity controlled and may be closed at any time without prior notice.