Cruise News Briefs — Thursday, December 17, 2020 [VIDEO]

Cruise Radio News Briefs for Thursday morning, December 17, 2020.

Royal Caribbean Sells Two Ships

Royal Caribbean announced that two ships will be leaving the fleet. Empress of the Seas and Majesty of the Seas have both been sold to an undisclosed buyer in the Asia Pacific region. The buyer will release details for future sailings on the ships at a later date.

Those who are currently booked on cruises aboard the vessels will be contacted by Royal Caribbean with alternative options.

Empress of the Seas debuted in 1990, and Majesty of the Seas debuted in 1992.  

STORY: Royal Caribbean Sells Two Cruise Ships

More Carnival Ships Arrive in Miami

Three more Carnival Cruise Line ships have arrived back in PortMiami, making a total of five vessels that have returned to the United States in recent weeks. 

Carnival Ecstasy, Liberty, and Freedom are now docked near each other at PortMiami. The cruise line now has six ships in or on their way to the U.S. Though there’s no word on when these specific ships will begin sailing again, Carnival plans to resume service in March 2021.

STORY: Three Additional Carnival Cruise Ships Inch Closer to Return

Holland America Launches BOGO Offer

Holland America is running a rare “Buy One, Gift One” promotion. Travelers who book a balcony cabin or suite will receive a free interior cabin on the same cruise departure. 

The BOGO promotion runs through January 5, and applies to select 2021 Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, and Mexico cruises that depart through December 18, 2021. 

STORY: Cruise Line Offers Rare BOGO Promotion

Stock Report for Wednesday, December 16, 2020

  • Carnival (CCL) $21.76, up 1%
  • Royal Caribbean (RCL) $73.65, down 1/2%
  • Norwegian (NCLH) $25.49, up 1%

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