Carnival Sees Busiest Booking Week in Company History

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Carnival Cruise Line announced that it has set a new booking record from March 28 to April 3 — the busiest booking week in the company’s history. That week showed a double-digit increase from the previous record seven-day booking total. “The excitement of the industry’s restart, our successful return of our entire fleet, the guest […]

Fourth Full Norwegian Escape Cruise Canceled As Ship Repairs Continue

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As Norwegian Escape continues to undergo ship repairs that are taking longer than originally planned, a fourth voyage has been canceled. The vessel ran aground off the coast of the Dominican Republic on March 14, after which the cruise line canceled the voyage partway through and guests were flown back to Florida. Since then, three additional sailings […]

Third Virgin Voyages Ship Completes Sea Trials

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Virgin Voyages’ third vessel, Resilient Lady, is another step closer to welcoming her first guests. The ship has successfully completed her sea trials, and has now returned back to Fincantieri’s Sestri shipyard in Genoa, Italy. During the speed trial, Resilient Lady reached an impressive speed of 23 knots (26.5 miles per hour). In a statement, the cruise […]

Luxury Cruise Line’s Fleet Fully Back in Service

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The entire Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet is now back in service. The fifth ship to restart passenger voyages, Seven Seas Voyager, set sail on March 26, 2022 from Civitavecchia, which is the cruise port for Rome, Italy. The vessel is still currently on the 10-night voyage, which has been stopping at ports in Italy, France, and […]

Carnival Cruise Line Increases Daily Gratuities Effective May 1

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Carnival Cruise Line is raising the price of its daily gratuities effective May 1, 2022. The new rates will be: Standard staterooms will pay $14.50 per person, per day, up from $13.99 Suites will pay $16.50 per person, per day, up from $15.99 Guests who have future cruises booked on Carnival can prepay their gratuities […]

Norwegian Cruise Ship Resumes Sailings in the Mediterranean

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After two years of no guests, Norwegian Star finally resumed passengers service on Sunday from Spain. The vessel is kicking off a series of voyages in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, starting with a 10-night sailing to France, Italy, Montenegro, and Croatia. Star will depart Barcelona and visit St. Tropez, Livorno, Civitavecchia (the port for Rome), Naples, […]

Carnival Makes Big Protocol Change For Unvaccinated Kids

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Carnival Cruise Line has made a major change when it comes to shore excursions for unvaccinated kids 11 and under. Previously, kids 11 and younger could not go ashore in port calls unless they booked an approved cruise line excursion. This included kids five to 11 that had been granted an exemption from needing the […]

Cruise News Today — April 4, 2022 [VIDEO]

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Holland America Ship to House Ukrainian Refugees Holland America’s ship Volendam will be used to house Ukrainian refugees for three months, as part of an agreement announced by government officials in the Netherlands. The vessel will provide temporary housing for around 1,500 Ukrainians in Rotterdam. Holland America will provide them with three hot meals a […]