Cruise News Today — April 5, 2023 [VIDEO]

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Norwegian Cruise Line Now Permitting Small Fans

Following a ban on bringing fans onboard, NCL is making it clear that small fans are now permitted, with inspections from the ship’s security team if required.

Originally, fans were included on the prohibited list, but without clarification. According to the latest update, ‘small electrical and battery-operated fans’ are now allowed on board, although inspections may be required.

Power source and size will also be taken into consideration when allowing a fan onboard. A list of prohibited items can be found on NCL’s website.

Port Canaveral Experiencing Strong Cruise Comeback

According to a report filed by Cruise Industry News, cruising is experiencing a strong comeback in central Florida.

Port Captain John Murray told the publication the port has been consistently expanding with a fleet average of 110 percent from double occupancy, and there is potential for more growth with a new terminal in the near future.

The recent arrival of Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Disney, and MSC have been excellent as well.

For the first time ever, an Oasis-class ship will be offering three and four-night sailings from the port later this year. There is a surge in demand for parking garages, and the port is planning the expansion of more parking garages.

Emma Cruises Raises Over $11,000 For Mercy Ships

And finally, a big job well done to our friend Emma over at Emma Cruises, who just donated $11,600 to the charitable organization Mercy Ships. She raised that money by selling a plush version of her cat-slash-mascot, Captain Hudson. 

Over the past 30 years, Mercy Ships — which are staffed entirely by volunteers — have been providing life-changing surgeries to children and adults who otherwise would go without much-needed medical care. 

You can learn more about Emma’s initiative at

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