Cruise News Recap | Week of May 8, 2022

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. Princess Cruises has introduced a new inclusive package called Princess Premier, which includes a premium drink package, two specialty restaurant meals, and more.

5. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has released its Q1 financial results, which included a $1 billion net loss.

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Carnival and Bahamas executives break ground at the new port area. (Photo courtesy of Lisa Davis/BIS)

Featured Article: 12 First Impressions of New Expedition Ship Viking Octantis

This week’s featured article is all about Viking’s first-ever expedition ship, Viking Octantis. Cruise writer Theresa Russell gives us her 12 first impressions of the brand-new vessel.

This Week’s Podcast: Norwegian Encore Review

On this week’s episode of Cruise Radio, we get a review of Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship Norwegian Encore, chat with staff writer Richard Simms about the latest cruise news, and answer a listener’s question about Princess’ new inclusive package.

Featured Video: Cruise News Today

This week’s featured video is the Cruise News Today from Tuesday, May 10. Doug goes over a Celebrity Eclipse cruise being canceled due to barnacles on the hull, Quantum of the Seas being back in the U.S., and new expedition ship Ocean Victory setting sail in Alaska.

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