1. Norwegian Sun struck an iceberg in Alaska last weekend, causing the itinerary to skip its remaining ports and head back to Seattle. The June 30 cruise was also canceled as a result.
2. Holland America has dropped the pre-cruise testing requirements for one of its ships for a limited time in July.
3. Disney Cruise Line’s fifth ship, Disney Wish, was christened during a pierside ceremony in Port Canaveral last week. It’s scheduled to officially debut on July 14.
4. Carnival Cruise Line has launched a new limited-time burger at its popular quick-service venue Guy’s Burger Joint. It also introduced a new menu item at Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse|Brewhouse.
5. Seabourn has taken delivery of its first PC6 Polar Class expedition ship, Seabourn Venture.
Featured Article: Alaska Trip Report: Royal Caribbean Sets Off on First President’s Cruise in 3 Years
This week’s featured article comes from cruise writer Bruce Parkinson, who spent the past week sailing Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas in Alaska for the line’s first President’s Cruise in three years. Don’t miss his multiple trip reports from the journey!
This Week’s Podcast: Carnival Radiance Review
On this week’s episode, we get a full review of a voyage aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s recently revamped and renamed ship Carnival Radiance, as well as catch up on the past week’s cruise news and answer a listener’s question.
Featured Video: Cruise News Today
This week’s featured YouTube video is the Cruise News Today from Thursday, June 30. Doug goes over Norwegian Sun’s June 30 cruise being canceled, Royal Caribbean testing Starlink internet on Freedom of the Seas, Seabourn Venture being delivered, and Carnival announced who will lead the entertainment team on Carnival Celebration.