Cruise News Today — May 16, 2022 [VIDEO]

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Carnival Magic Departs Norfolk, Virginia Cruising is officially back in Norfolk, Virginia. Carnival Cruise Line’s ship Carnival Magic departed Norfolk Sunday on a six-night voyage to the Bahamas. This is the first cruise ship to depart from Norfolk since before the shutdown over two years ago. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in the terminal ahead […]

Cruise News Recap | Week of May 8, 2022

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1. Norwegian Cruise Line has completed its full fleet restart, as Norwegian Spirit set sail last week from Tahiti. 2. Celebrity Cruises has announced that Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles is godmother of its newest ship Celebrity Beyond. 3. Carnival Cruise Line has broken ground for its new cruise port on Grand Bahama Island. 4. […]

Cruise News Today — May 13, 2022 [VIDEO]

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Carnival Breaks Ground on New Bahamas Cruise Port Carnival Cruise Line has broken ground on a brand new cruise port on Grand Bahama Island. Carnival and the Bahamian government first announced the project in 2017, but it was pushed back due to damage from Hurricane Dorian and then the COVID-19 pandemic. The 369 acre property […]

Another Holland America Ship Resumes Service From Port Everglades

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Holland America’s ship Zaandam returned to cruising today at Port Everglades, leaving just one more vessel until the entire fleet is back in service. Guests embarked the ship for a nine-day Atlantic Coast cruise to Montreal, Canada, as the ship will sail in Canada and New England through October. To commemorate the occasion, Holland America […]

Cruise Podcast: Norwegian Encore Review + Cruise News

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A review of Norwegian Cruise Line’s 2019-launched ship Norwegian Encore. Encore was only in service for a couple of months before the pandemic shut the cruise industry down. Richard Has Cruise News: Two cruise lines have resumed full operation CDC makes changes to cruise line rules Carnival is sailing from San Francisco for the first […]

Rotterdam Extends Charter Agreement For Holland America Ship

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Holland America Line announced today that the City of Rotterdam has extended its charter agreement for Volendam through September 14, 2022. The vessel has been home to around 1,200 Ukrainians since docking in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in early April. It will house up to 1,500 refugees through the extended charter — part of a larger commitment […]

Viking Takes Delivery of Newest Ocean Cruise Ship

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Viking took delivery of its newest ocean ship, Viking Mars, this morning during a ceremony at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy. The vessel will now set sail towards Valetta, Malta, where she will be officially named on May 17 — Norwegian Constitution Day — by her godmother Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the Countess of Carnarvon. Viking Mars will […]

Cruise News Today — May 12, 2022 [VIDEO]

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Princess Cruises Introduces New Inclusive Package Princess Cruises has introduced Princess Premier, a new all-inclusive package that guests can add onto their base cruise fare. The package costs $75 per person, per day, and includes unlimited wifi on up to four devices, a beverage package including premium liquors, two specialty restaurant meals, digital photos from […]

NFL Player Named Godfather of Margaritaville Cruise Ship

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Margaritaville at Seas has announced that NFL football player Shaquem Griffin will be godfather of its flagship vessel, Margaritaville at Sea Paradise. Griffin will participate in a traditional christening ceremony on May 12 ahead of the line launching its first guest sailing on May 14 from the Port of Palm Beach. “We’re proud to have […]

Cruise News Today — May 11, 2022 [VIDEO]

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NCLH Releases Q1 Financial Results Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has released the financial results for the first quarter of 2022, which resulted in a net loss of one billion dollars. In 2021, the Q1 loss was $1.4 billion. As far as revenue, the company $521.9 million dollars. By the end of Q1 of this year, […]