Queen Mary Reopens to Visitors
Queen Mary is back in operation. The historic cruise liner has reopened for tours after COVID shut it down in 2020. The opening includes a limited run of tours and visits onboard.
Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson stated the reopening fits into the larger phased reopening process for the ship, which had come back under local control in 2021. There have also been numerous repairs on the 87-year-old ship to public venues, the hulls, and removing some of the lifeboats to prevent structural damage.
The hotel is scheduled to open for the first night on May 12.
Holland America Puts Libraries Back on Its Ships
Holland America Line will be reinstating libraries on all its ships following the success of the library on board Rotterdam.
President Gus Antorcha announced that during the ‘pause’, passengers asked for libraries; a common feature that Holland America Line had previously removed and replaced with Microsoft Studios for technology classes.
The company will be making an incremental investment to add libraries to all their ships in response to passenger demands.
TikTok Videos Allegedly Show Woman Catching Cheating Partner on Cruise Livestream
A woman on a Carnival cruise was left heartbroken after she allegedly caught her partner cheating on a security camera that was live-streamed to her stateroom’s television.
She shared a series of TikTok videos documenting her reaction to seeing her boyfriend with another woman on the screen exchanging contacts right under the camera on the lido deck.
Gardner’s friend filmed the encounter as proof, and Gardner could be heard expressing disbelief and heartbreak.
While the authenticity of the videos has been questioned, many viewers expressed shock and curiosity about the outcome of the confrontation.