Cruise News Today — September 23, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Celebrity Edge to Head Down Under Celebrity Cruises has announced that its ship Celebrity Edge will be sailing in a new region for the winter 2023-24 season. The vessel will head Down Under to operate six to 13-night voyages around Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific. Highlights of the season will include calls at […]

Delta Variant Slows Near-Term Bookings As Cruisers Hesitate

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As the cruise industry continues on its restart path, a resurgence of COVID cases caused by the Delta variant is negatively impacting near-term bookings. Analyst Patrick Scholes of Truist Securities is quoted in Travel Weekly saying there has been a “sizable slowdown in bookings over the past eight weeks,” which he puts down to a shift […]

Carnival Victory Officially Renamed Carnival Radiance


Carnival Cruise Line announced today that it has officially changed the name of Carnival Victory to Carnival Radiance.  The vessel is now the third in Carnival’s Sunshine class, following Carnival Sunshine (formerly Carnival Destiny) and Carnival Sunrise (formerly Carnival Triumph). Carnival Radiance is currently in the final stages of a $200 million bow-to-stern makeover in Cadiz, Spain. On October 18, the ship is scheduled to depart […]

Royal Caribbean Group Set to Build New Cruise Terminal in Italy

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Royal Caribbean Group has announced that it will be building a new cruise terminal in Porto Corsini, Ravenna, Italy. The cruise company was awarded the contract after a proposal process that began in summer 2020, when Royal Caribbean presented a public-private partnership option to develop the Port of Ravenna. The Port Authority is committed to […]

Half of Carnival Corporation’s Fleet Will Sail By Next Month

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Carnival Corporation has announced that it expects to return over 50 percent of its total fleet capacity to guest cruise operations by the end of October. To date, eight of the company’s nine cruise lines have resumed guest sailings: Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK), […]

Behind The Name Mardi Gras: 50 Years of Carnival Fun Ships


Carnival Cruise Line’s first Mardi Gras literally got the ‘Fun Ship’ party started nearly 50 years ago. Today, a newly-built Mardi Gras is the flagship of the fleet and the life of the party. Along the way, a few things — actually, pretty much everything — has changed. Completed in 1961 as the Empress of […]

Cruise Podcast: Celebrity Millennium 2021 Alaska Review + News

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On this week’s episode of Cruise Radio, we talk with Kirk about his first Alaska cruise.  He just returned from a seven-night southeast Alaska cruise on Celebrity Millennium from Seattle, Washington. We get a full review of sailing Alaska in 2021 and if cruising to the last frontier is different. Richard Simms has cruise news: […]