Morgan Hines, USA TODAY

Morgan Hines


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Recent articles by Morgan:

'Definitely get married on a cruise ship': The weddings take less planning than on land

While it's not the most common destination for a wedding, marriages are performed on cruise ships fairly often. → Read More

FAA proposes $77,272 fine for woman who disrupted Las Vegas-to-Atlanta flight

The fine is part of the nearly $2 million in penalties proposed by the FAA since Jan. 1, according to a release from the agency issued Friday. → Read More

CDC no longer warning travelers about risk of contracting COVID on cruise ships after 2 years

The CDC dropped its cruise travel health notice Wednesday, after warning travelers against the dangers of contracting COVID on a cruise for 2 years. → Read More

This Norwegian cruise was canceled mid-sailing. That didn't mean passengers could leave immediately.

Days after the Norwegian Eclipse was canceled, after the vessel collided with the channel bed, passengers were trying to navigate disembarkation. → Read More

'A freaking nightmare': Cruise ends early with disorganized disembarkation

The refund and future cruise credit provided by Norwegian Cruise Line to compensate passengers for their trouble aren't helping much. → Read More

Boost and cruise: CDC pushes for COVID boosters in new optional program for cruise lines

Most guidelines outlined in the CDC's Conditional Sailing Order, which expired last month, remain in the updated program. → Read More

Crystal Symphony changed course, kept passengers an extra day. Can cruise ships do that?

Crystal Symphony ended its sailing in a different country on a different day than scheduled. Is that allowed? USA TODAY asked experts. → Read More

CDC guidance to become optional for cruise lines as COVID continues to spread

The CDC's Framework for Conditional Sailing Order will expire Saturday and the health agency's COVID guidance for cruise ships will become voluntary. → Read More

Royal Caribbean International pauses operations on multiple ships due to COVID

Royal Caribbean International announced Friday that it will pause operations on multiple ships due to COVID. → Read More

'We found out while we were flying': Last-minute cruise cancellations leave travelers scrambling

Royal Caribbean joined Norwegian in canceling cruises. Some scrapped sailings were to depart as soon as Saturday, leaving cruisers in a lurch. → Read More

CDC investigates GI illness outbreak on Viking cruise: 114 out of 640 passengers symptomatic

The CDC is investigating a gastrointestinal illness outbreak on Viking Cruises' Viking Sea ship that concluded its voyage on Monday. → Read More

'What a mess we are all in': Travelers scrap plans to visit New York City as omicron shutters performances

Many are changing their plans to visit New York City as a wave of COVID responsible for the cancellation of in-person events continues to sweep the city. → Read More

Enrolling in my first health plans felt intimidating, so I got this expert advice on open enrollment

I'm 26 and have never chosen my own health insurance. Here's what two experts taught me about navigating open enrollment. → Read More

Etsy, Amazon, Instagram: Easy ways to shop small online, on your phone for Small Business Saturday

Shop online and support small businesses? Yes, it's possible this Small Business Saturday and beyond with Amazon Handmade, Etsy and Instagram. → Read More

US drops travel ban after more than 600 days: Vaccinated tourists from dozens of countries arriving today

With a slew of new requirements, international tourists are welcome back to the U.S. Travelers can expect bottlenecks at airports around the country. → Read More

It's beginning to look a lot like red cup season: Starbucks holiday drinks back with new 'Iced Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte'

Move over pumpkin spice. Starbucks' holiday season drinks, treats and infamous red cups return Thursday. → Read More

The US will allow vaccinated foreign tourists to enter Nov. 8, launching new international travel system

The United States is set to overhaul its travel restrictions Nov. 8, ushering in a new system that makes U.S. tourism possible for millions of fully vaccinated foreign tourists. → Read More

Spain, Denmark: European Union countries tightening COVID-19 restrictions for US tourists

The list of restrictions for people traveling from the U.S. to Europe is growing as European Union members implement new rules amid COVID's spread. → Read More

27 people on board Carnival Cruise Line ship test positive for COVID-19

More than two dozen people on the Carnival Vista cruise ship have tested positive for COVID-19; 26 are crew members and one person is a passenger. → Read More

27 people on board Carnival Cruise Line ship test positive for COVID-19

More than two dozen people on the Carnival Vista cruise ship have tested positive for COVID-19; 26 are crew members and one person is a passenger. → Read More