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Carnival Panorama Suffers Propulsion Issue

Carnival Panorama will be late returning to Long Beach, California on Saturday in what the line is calling a technical issue with propulsion. Panorama is now set to be back at 10 am, also delaying the departure later that afternoon. 

Carnival is reimbursing change fees up to $200 per person if passengers’ airfare was not booked through the cruise line. 

In 2019, sister ship Carnival Vista also suffered technical issues which required a overhaul of the propulsion system. 

Panorama is currently sailing seven-night Mexican Riviera cruises from southern California.

STORY: Carnival Panorama Issue to Impact Upcoming Cruise

Viking Announces Two World Cruises

And due to overwhelming response, Viking will be doing not one, but two world voyages in 2023. The 138-day cruise will visit 57 ports across 28 countries, including 11 overnight stays. 

Viking Sky will depart from Fort Lauderdale on December 20, 2023. Viking Neptune will depart the same port on December 23.

Prices start at $55,000 per person.

Viking Utilizes Cleaning Robot

And speaking of Viking, cruise writer Susan Young is currently aboard Viking Venus and shared video footage of the new Viking robot. The industry-first robot uses UV-C light to sanitize public spaces and the inside corridors of the ship at night. 

The company has two of the UV-C robots onboard.

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