Ruby Princess Cancels Two Port Calls Due to Bad Weather
Princess Cruises’ Ruby Princess was forced to cancel two of its scheduled ports of call due to bad weather during a seven-night western Caribbean cruise that sailed from Galveston last weekend.
The ship’s captain decided not to dock at Roatan, Honduras, or Costa Maya, Mexico, due to strong winds of up to 60 mph and high swells of up to 6 feet, leaving guests with only one port during the voyage.
The ship proceeded directly to Cozumel, Mexico, where passengers had a chance to experience the nightlife there. The ship is set to return to Galveston on April 9th, as per the original schedule, with only two more cruises scheduled from Galveston this season.
Majestic Princess, another Princess Cruises ship, also canceled two port calls due to bad weather during a Sydney to Auckland cruise recently.
Carnival Cruise Line Prepares For Busy Alaska Season
Carnival Cruise Line is preparing for a busy season in Alaska this year, with three ships operating 49 sailings in total.
Carnival Miracle will kick off the line’s Alaska season out of Long Beach, embarking on a two-week Alaska cruise on April 23rd. Carnival Luminosa and Spirit will sail from Seattle, offering six to eight-night Alaska cruises this year.
The line’s Alaska cruises include special destination programming such as an Alaska-themed deck party, family ice fishing and lumberjack challenges, and workshops and commentary from local naturalists.
Eastern Canada Ports Prepare For Busy Cruise Season
Eastern Canada’s ports are gearing up for a busy cruise season, according to Cruise the St. Lawrence.
This year, 43 ships will call to the nine ports the agency represents, versus 28 ships that visited in 2022. There are over 300 scheduled port calls for the 2023 season, up from 248 last year. They’ll carry around 460,000 cruise visitors.
This year’s Canada and New England cruise season will be the longest to date, with the first scheduled call to be Viking Octantis on April 23rd. The last will be Silversea’s Silver Shadow on November 5th in Quebec.