Cruise News Today — August 26, 2022 [VIDEO]

Carnival Ship Skips San Juan Call Due to Protests

Carnival Magic skipped Old San Juan on Thursday after demonstrators and protesters were scheduled to take a stand against a local energy company.

In 2019, multiple cruise lines skipped the port after protests against surrounding the governor and political standings.

2022 has been one of the worst summer seasons for the port, and with yesterday’s cancellation, it will not see another ship until September 5. At the time of broadcast, no other cancellations have been announced.

Carnival Magic is on a sailing out of New York City this summer with voyages to Bermuda, Canada, and the Caribbean.

Port Canaveral Expecting Traffic Delays on Monday

Cruise passengers heading to or from Port Canaveral on Monday, August 29th should expect traffic delays.

That’s because NASA is planning to launch its Artemis 1 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center just north of the port. The two hour launch window opens at 8:33 am and goes through 10:33 am.

Five ships will be in port, which means there will be a lot of cruise traffic – in addition to traffic from those in the area to see the takeoff.

All cruise terminal parking garages and surface lots are reserved for cruise passengers only, which means that parking shouldn’t be a problem. If you’re driving to or from your cruise on Monday, just expect that it will likely take longer than usual to get where you’re going.

New Cruise Port Planned For Prince of Wales Island, Alaska

And lastly, initial plans have been revealed for a new cruise port in Alaska. Formerly a logging port, Klawock, Alaska is set to welcome its first cruise visitors in May 2023.

The port is located in Prince of Wales Island, which is located between Wrangell and Ketchikan.

There are three phases for the development project, with the first consisting of a tour dock, welcome center, a small number of food and beverage opportunities, trail access, and a bus turn loop for tours. The second and third phases will add more retail and refreshment options, shore power connectivity for ships, and an area to showcase Alaska-made crafts, art, and other items.

The initial dock will only be able to accommodate smaller ships holding 500 to 700 passengers, but future development may be able to welcome larger ships.

The first and only cruise vessel so far that’s scheduled to visit Klawock is Oceania Cruises’ Regatta, with four port calls planned for the 2023 season.

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