Cruise News Today — April 8, 2022 [VIDEO]

Royal Caribbean Announces Name of Next Oasis-Class Ship

Earlier this week, Royal Caribbean announced the name of its sixth Oasis-class ship during its steel cutting ceremony in Saint Nazaire, France.

The mega ship will be called Utopia of the Seas, and be the line’s first Oasis-class vessel powered by liquefied natural gas.

Utopia is set to debut in 2024, and will become the largest cruise ship in the world at the time of her debut, surpassing sister ship Wonder of the Seas.

STORY: Royal Caribbean Announces Name Of Sixth Oasis-Class Cruise Ship

Carnival Raising Some Package, Specialty Restaurant Prices

Carnival has announced that along with daily gratuities, the cost of beverage packages, wifi packages, and some specialty restaurants will be going up as of May 1.

If purchased in advance, the Cheers beverage package will be going from $51.95 per day to $59.95. Onboard, the per-day cost will go from $56.96 to $64.95.

Some specialty restaurant costs will also be going up, such as the steakhouse from $38 to $42 per person and Cucina and Jiji from $15 to $18 per person.

The social and value internet packages will also see a slight per-day cost increase.

STORY: Carnival Cruise Line Boosting Drink Package, Specialty Dining Costs May 1

San Juan Sees 15,000 Cruise Guests in One Day

Four large cruise ships docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Tuesday, with over 15,000 cruise guests in port that day alone.

MSC Seashore and Allure of the Seas arrived in the morning, and Celebrity Edge and Symphony of the Seas called in the afternoon and stayed into late Tuesday evening.

Thankfully, not all four ships were in port at once.

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