Cruise News Today — April 11, 2023 [VIDEO]

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Carnival Increases Cost of Cabana and Villa Rentals on Half Moon Cay

Carnival prices continue to rise, as the line has now increased the cost of cabana and beach villa rentals on its private island Half Moon Cay.

Beach villas now cost $1,000 for an entire port day, and cabanas are $700. Previously, villas cost $650 and cabanas were $450, which marks a several hundred dollar increase for both. The villas can accommodate up to eight guests, and the cabanas can hold four.

Other price hikes Carnival has made recently include bottled water and wifi packages this past winter, as well as an increase to the daily gratuity charge that went into effect at the start of this month.

Pricing has also recently gone up on many of the food items available for pre-cruise purchase on Carnival’s Fun Shops website.

Princess Cruises Introduces New Specialty Seafood Restaurant

Four Princess cruise ships are getting a new specialty seafood restaurant by the line’s head of culinary arts, Chef Rudi Sodamin.

Debuting on Enchanted Princess this Saturday, The Catch by Rudi will offer a fresh take on classic seafood dishes with unique presentations and place settings. The venue has a flat charge of $39 per person and is available as a specialty dining option with the Princess Premier package.

In addition to Enchanted Princess, The Catch will be on Majestic and Sky Princess this spring, and be added to Discovery Princess this fall. It will be replacing current French specialty restaurant Bistro Sur la Mer.

Sister line Holland America also has a specialty venue by Sodamin called Rudi’s Sel de Mer, and Carnival Cruise Line’s Excel-class ships have Rudi’s Seagrill.

STORY: Princess Cruises Details New Enchanted Princess Dining Venues & New Seafood Restaurant

Rotterdam Reaches Spot Where Titanic Sank

During Doug’s current cruise aboard Holland America’s Rotterdam, the ship’s captain stopped the vessel over the spot where the Titanic sank and held a ceremony to remember those who lost their lives there.

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