The Grand Central atrium is a place for large-scale entertainment, cruise ship games and passengers' lounging.
Dispatch, Carnival Mardi Gras: Brainstorming the Grand Central atrium
By Tom Stieghorst|August 1, 2021
Mardi Gras is the first ship with an atrium built into the side of the ship, rather than centered in the middle. It was a...
Dispatch, Freedom of the Seas: The opulence of extra space
By Hector Fadraga|July 21, 2021
With only about 800 passengers aboard, the Royal Caribbean vessel felt more like a private superyacht than a massive cruise...
A group on a Celebrity Cruises' tour gathers on the dock in Cozumel outside the Celebrity Edge. Passengers on the Adventure of the Seas, docked across the quay, were allowed to roam freely in port.
U.S. cruising: Passengers must adapt to ever-changing rules for port calls
By Johanna Jainchill|July 4, 2021
Restrictions on early cruises, at least, can be downright perplexing -- especially when it comes to rules around disembarking...
The Celebrity Edge embarked from Port Everglades on Saturday, the first major cruise ship to depart from a U.S. port with passengers since the start of the pandemic.
Dispatch, Celebrity Edge: An emotional moment for the Celebrity team
By Johanna Jainchill|June 28, 2021
The spectacle of the Edge departing Port Everglades as the first major cruise ship to sail from a U.S. port in more than 15...
Windstar's Star Breeze at anchor off Simpson Bay in St. Maarten.
Dispatch, Star Breeze: The desire to cruise trumps inconveniences
By Tom Stieghorst|June 27, 2021
Restarting all of the machinery of cruising won't be easy. The good news is that the public is so starved to get back out to...
There are visitors in St. Mark's Square, but nowhere near the throngs who filled the piazza prior to the pandemic.
Dispatch, Venice: A rare chance to chill in a tourism hot spot
By Jeri Clausing|June 22, 2021
Travel Weekly senior editor Jeri Clausing reports that this might be the best time to pay a visit to the city, while the...
All my travel hassles were forgotten once I climbed aboard the S.S. La Venezia in Venice.
Dispatch, Italy: When traveling internationally in the Covid era, expect the unexpected
By Jeri Clausing|June 21, 2021
With four fresh stamps on her passport, you might consider Travel Weekly senior editor Jeri Clausing a "seasoned" Covid-era...
International travel's current hurdles: Travelers waiting to produce proof of a negative Covid-19 test in Costa Rica.
International travel's current situation: Forms, forms, tests and more forms
By Jeri Clausing|May 5, 2021
To anyone out there who wants to resume traveling the world but opposes so-called digital health passports, I challenge you to...
The foam was flowing at the travel agent pool party at the Secrets and Dreams Royal Beach resorts.
Dispatch, Punta Cana: Getting back to business — with a splash of downtime
By Jeri Clausing|May 2, 2021
The best part of attending ALG Vacation's rewards trip was feeling like I was finally resuming some kind of normal work travel...
The requirement to provide proof of a negative  Covid-19 test to enter the U.S. means long check-in times on American Airlines, even when traveling with only carry-ons.
Dispatch, Costa Rica: The frustrations of flying
By Jeri Clausing|April 20, 2021
Travel Weekly senior editor Jeri Clausing on the continued challenges of flying during the pandemic.
Magic Kingdom park visitors on Main Street. Crowds appeared to pick up midmorning and then taper off in the afternoon, our reporter found.
Dispatch, Walt Disney World: New game plan for park visits look a lot like the old plan
By Jamie Biesiada|April 19, 2021
After spending three days in Disney's Orlando theme parks, it's clear that while nearly everything has changed, some old trends...
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