Cruise News Recap | Week of January 1, 2023

1. Cunard’s ship Queen Victoria completed a two-day dry dock this past week while passengers were still on board.

2. Carnival Corporation has announced one of the three ships that will be leaving its global fleet this year.

3. Two MSC Cruises ships departed on world cruises from the same port on the same day.

4. Another cruise line has added SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet to its fleet of ships.

5. Carnival Cruise Line will soon be hiking the cost of its internet packages, and is also increasing its daily gratuities charges.

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(Photo courtesy of MSC Cruises)

Featured Article: 9 Tips For Carnival Celebration

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Featured Video: Cruise News Today

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