(8:55 a.m. EDT) -- With the exciting news from the CDC that cruise ships could start sailing from U.S. ports from mid-July, we're predicting a lot of movement over the coming weeks.
It's already happening over in Europe, as lines get ready for a May 20 restart from the U.K. and a May 30 restart in Israel, which we take a look at below.
Here's your weekly round-up of where cruises ships are, around the world.
Odyssey of the Seas Arrives in Haifa
Royal Caribbean's newest ship, Odyssey of the Seas, arrived in Haifa, Israel last week, with a water cannon salute as it came into the port.
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Wonder of the Seas Completes Sea Trials
Carnival Mardi Gras: Free Dining on the Lido Deck
Carnival Mardi Gras: RedFrog Tiki Bar & Summer Landing
Carnival Mardi Gras' Excel Suite and Loft 19
Live From Carnival's Mardi Gras: The French Quarter
BOLT: We Try Carnival Mardi Gras' Roller Coaster at Sea
Here's What It's Like Onboard the First Large Cruise Ship to Alaska in 21 Months
Perfect Day at CocoCay: Here's How We Spent 2 DAYS at Royal Caribbean's Private Island
Freedom of the Seas: What's It Like Onboard a Test Cruise? (Cruise Critic & Royal Caribbean Blog
Live From Adventure of the Seas: What's the Same, What's Different and What's Better?
Here's What We Packed For Our Royal Caribbean Cruise (June 2021)
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Odyssey of the Seas -- From Steel Cutting to Delivery 2021
Video Of Odyssey Of The Seas Conveyance March 2021
Royal Caribbean Group Announces E-muster, Keyless Cabin Check-in And Other App Improvements
How to Make a Towel Animals Swans, Dogs and Elephants
Towel Animals with Carnival Cruise Line and Cruise Critic: How to Make a Towel Dog
Towel Animals with Carnival Cruise Line and Cruise Critic: How to Make Towel Swans
Towel Animals with Carnival Cruise Line and Cruise Critic: How to Make a Towel Elephant
Bolt - Top Deck Roller-Coaster at Sea on Carnival Mardi Gras
Royal Caribbean Odyssey Of The Seas Steel Cutting At Meyer Werft
Shipyard Tour: Royal Caribbean’s Symphony Of The Seas Gets Its Finishing Touches -- Video
How To Make Carnival Cruise Line's Famous Warm Chocolate Melting Cake - Video
Shaquille "Shaq" O'neal Named Chief Fun Officer Of Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line's "Choose Fun" Commercial
Harmony Of The Seas Video Tour – Inside Look At One Of Royal Caribbean’s Most Popular Cruise Ships
Symphony Of The Seas Video Tour
Carnival Splendor Photo Tour
Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum Of The Seas Celebrates Keel Laying
Sea Beyond: An Innovative Cruise Experience By Royal Caribbean
Carnival Conquest Photo Tour
Carnival Pride Photo Tour
Carnival Dream Photo Tour
Sneak Peak At Symphony Of The Seas
Carnival Sunshine Photo Tour
Carnival Breeze Photo Tour
What’s Your Size? Royal Caribbean's Oasis Class Vs. Majesty Of The Seas - Video
Royal Caribbean's Oasis Of The Seas Photo Tour
Spectrum Of The Seas Steel Cutting At Meyer Werft
Photo Tour of Carnival Liberty
5 Best Restaurants for Free Eats on Carnival Sunshine
Royal Caribbean's Enchantment Of The Seas Highlights
Harvest Caye Cruise Port Video Tour
Photo Tour of Royal Caribbean's Allure Of The Seas
SkyRide On Carnival Vista: Cruise Critic Tries It
Carnival Vista Top Deck Attractions
Behind the Scenes at CSMART - Carnival's Arison Maritime Training Center
What It Means To Be Loyal To Royal
7 Can’t-Miss Experiences on Allure Of The Seas
Video Tour of Allure Of The Seas' Bars
Cruise Pier Runners In Cozumel -- Carnival Liberty
Harmony Of The Seas Youth Place
Harmony Of The Seas Pool And Sports Zone
Harmony Of The Seas Central Park On Royal Caribbean International
Harmony Of The Seas Boardwalk
Harmony Of The Seas Royal Promenade
Harmony Of The Seas Entertainment Place
Harmony Of The Seas Vitality Spa And Fitness Center
Perfect Storm Water Slides On Harmony Of The Seas
Cruise Critic Tours Harmony Of The Seas
Harmony Of The Seas Cabins - Video Tour - Cruise Critic
Cruise Critic Tours Harmony Of The Seas
Greased Lightnin': Royal Caribbean Brings Another Broadway Hit
Plunging Into Adventure On The Tallest Slide At Sea: Royal Caribbean Reveals 10-Story Ultimate Abyss
Cruise Critic Flowrider On Royal Caribbean's Freedom Of The Seas
Cruise Critic Tours Anthem of the Seas
Anthem Of The Seas Welcomes Gigi The Giraffe
Cruise Critic Quick Chat With Carnival CEO Arnold Donald
Oasis Of The Seas Flowrider - Cruise Critic Goes Surfing
Oasis Of The Seas Royal Promenade (2009)
Oasis Of The Seas Jazz On 4 Performance
Oasis Of The Seas Royal Promenade Parade (2009)
Oasis Of The Seas Carousel In Action (2009)
Oasis Of The Seas Ship Tour -- Main Dining Room (2009)
The second Quantum Ultra Class ship will be based in Israel for the summer -- the very first Royal ship to be based there -- for vaccinated residents of Israel only.
The 4,198-passenger will sail at half capacity, and departs on its inaugural cruise on May 30. The ship's first passenger sailing is on June 2, and it will sail 30 round-trip cruises to the Greek islands and Cyprus.
Odyssey arrived early to load supplies ahead of the first sailings and will leave Haifa today "to practice and to restock," according to Royal.
Galveston Welcomes Two Carnival Ships
Meanwhile, in the U.S., Galveston welcomed its first Carnival ships in over a year, but not to board passengers quite yet.
"Their intentions are to stay here, crew up, and do some work on the ships. So they'll be here when it's time to start cruising, and we're hoping that it's quick," said Port of Galveston CEO, Rodger Rees, speaking to ABC Eyewitness News.
The CDC's new guidelines give two paths for cruise lines. Those that commit to having vaccine requirements, with 95 percent vaccinated passengers and 98 percent crew, may be able to restart in mid-July. Those that decide not to will have to run test cruises. It's not known yet what route Carnival Cruise Line will take.
Carnival President Visits Carnival Ship for the First Time in a Year
Over in Florida, Carnival President Christine Duffy paid her first visit in over a year to a Carnival ship.
She went onboard Carnival Sunshine in Miami on Tuesday to meet with the Captain and senior officers.
"Ship visits are one of the favorite parts of my job and it was really wonderful seeing and interacting with the Carnival Sunshine team who were excellent hosts," Duffy said. "Hopefully this is the first of many ship visits and a clear indication that we're on the road back to restarting operations."
Let's hope so.