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If Florida won't allow Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for passengers and crew, the company's CEO says it will take its ships elsewhere. CEO Frank Del Rio made the threat during an earnings call Thursday, just days after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill passed by the Republican-controlled state Legislature that bans businesses, schools and government ...

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Carnival Cruise Line has removed all scheduled July sailings from its website except for a handful slated to depart from Miami and Galveston, Texas. The change has fueled speculation among cruise-focused travel websites that Carnival has selected three of its ships — the Vista, Horizon and Breeze — to lead its phased-in resumption of operations in July. The website shows 14 cruises available ...

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Cruise business in the U.S. could be back in the water soon after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the final guidelines for ships to perform trial voyages with volunteer passengers that would demonstrate their COVID-19 safety protocols. At the same time, the CDC gave cruise lines a workaround to simulated voyages if they committed to requiring vaccinations from most of ...

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The Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame in Little Falls recently inducted three new individual members into its ranks for 2021. We asked them about their most memorable openers. We also solicited stories from readers — shared below, too. And we are sure new memories will be made when this year's opener arrives on May 15. RAY GILDOW Longtime member of Nisswa Guides League and outdoors personality ...

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SAN DIEGO — The Marine Corps inspector general, Maj. Gen. Robert Castellvi, was suspended last week amid an ongoing probe into last summer's fatal sinking of an assault amphibious vehicle off the coast of San Diego. Castellvi becomes the highest-ranking officer to face discipline in the ongoing investigations into the disaster, which claimed the lives of nine service members. His suspension ...

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Gwyneth Paltrow wants you to feel good sailing, even in a pandemic. The actress and Goop founder announced on Instagram that she's partnering with Celebrity Cruises on a wellness program. "I am always happiest by, in or on the sea! In 2022 my @goop team and I are going to join @celebritycruises on their new ship, Celebrity Beyond. I'll be behind the scenes, working on some special projects, as ...

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In the waters off San Diego, the smuggling boats often cloak their cargoes of migrants under cover of darkness. Only the hum of the panga boat engines signals their approach to slumbering coastal neighborhoods. But on Sunday morning it was clear and bright when Cale Foy spotted a horrible sight unfolding at the base of the craggy cliffs of Point Loma. A 40-foot trawler-style boat had crashed ...

SAN DIEGO — A day after a boat crashed off the coast of San Diego at Point Loma, killing three people and injuring 29 others in a suspected human smuggling attempt, the Coast Guard suspended its search for other possible victims. The Coast Guard Cutter Haddock crew had searched overnight. "After careful consideration using the information from our on-scene crews, partner agency input and the ...

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In an effort to curb their air pollution, cargo and cruise ships have been forced to reduce the sulfur in their emissions since January 2020. Rather than switching to cleaner-burning fuel, many ships turned to a piece of technology that scrubs some of the pollution out of the exhaust from the fuel — and splashes it back into the ocean. A new study reveals that ships pour 10 gigatons, or 10 ...

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MIAMI — After more than a year without cruises, it looks like vacations at sea may finally become available for U.S. residents in the Caribbean and elsewhere this summer as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. But unlike before COVID-19, cruisers won’t be able to hop on ships in U.S. ports just yet. Instead, they’ll have to fly to the Caribbean if they want to cruise in June, July or August. ...