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News Update 9/1/2020

- Large ship cruise operations from the US are paused until November 1, 2020. We will post here as soon as anything changes.

- European cruises are beginning again with MSC, AIDA and Costa.

- Waiting to hear from the CDC about onboard ship protocol for sailings from the US.


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Shipdetective Cruise Resume


Tammy Laughlin

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3 cruises pre-Tracy (through 2000)

Tracy Laughlin

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6 cruises pre-Tammy (through 2000)

Future Cruises

11/2021 - Carnival Mardi Gras B2B - 7-night Eastern/ 7-night Western Caribbean
11/2020 - Carnival Breeze 7-night Eastern Caribbean

Past Cruises

10/2001 - Monarch of the Seas 3-night Bahamas
04/2002 - Grand Princess 7-night Eastern Caribbean
10/2003 - Norwegian Wind 7-night Western Caribbean
11/2004 - Star Princess 7-night Eastern Caribbean (wedding cruise)
12/2005 - Sea Princess 14-night Southern Caribbean
03/2006 - Carnival Victory 7-night Eastern Caribbean
11/2013 - Carnival Legend 7-night Western Caribbean
02/2014 - Norwegian Getaway 7-night Inaugural Caribbean
05/2014 - Caribbean Princess 4-night Grand Turk
08/2014 - Carnival Victory 4-night Mexico
11/2014 - Carnival Splendor 7-night Eastern Caribbean
03/2015 - Norwegian Epic 7-night Western Caribbean
09/2015 - Carnival Ecstasy 4-night Cozumel
01/2016 - Norwegian Escape 7-night Eastern Caribbean
10/2016 - Norwegian Escape 7-night Eastern Caribbean
11/2018 - Carnival Paradise 4-night Cozumel
11/2019 - Carnival Breeze 14-night Southern Caribbean

Total Cruises: Tammy 20  Tracy 23