Cruise News Today — April 14, 2022 [VIDEO]

Princess Cruises Delays Sapphire Princess Restart

Princess Cruises has delayed the restart for its ship Sapphire Princess to September 24.

The vessel was originally scheduled to operate Mexican Riviera itineraries from LA this summer, starting at the end of June. This plan was new for Princess, which usually deploys all of its west coast ships to Alaska for the summer season.

The line had previously hoped to have its entire fleet back in service by September. It has not given a reason for Sapphire’s restart delay.

Two Oceania Ships to Receive Major Renovations

Oceania Cruises has announced that two of its ships will be receiving major renovations in the near future.

Debuting in December 2022 and November 2023, respectively, Riviera and Marina will receive renovated cabins and refreshed public spaces. Every surface in the cabins will be new, with custom furnishings, new color palates, and redesigned bathrooms.

The ships will include a new Italian Trattoria offering grilled Italian dishes and wood-fired pizzas, and existing restaurants will be completely overhauled.

Oceania’s four smaller ships have also been recently renovated.

STORY: Oceania Cruises Announces Major Renovations For Two Ships

Jack Leaving Jack’s Shack in Grand Turk

And finally, Jack from Jack’s Shack in Grand Turk is leaving his popular beachside venue.

In a post on Facebook, Jack announced that his local business partner will be taking over operations, as he is retired and his daughter, who also works at the shack, will soon be heading back to Canada where they are from.

Jack’s business partner has already been active in Grand Turk for 25 years, and plans to maintain the ambiance that visitors have come to know and love at Jack’s Shack.

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