Cruise News Today — December 1, 2022 [VIDEO]

Carnival Allowing Pre-Purchase of Bottles of Alcohol

Just a month after announcing it would no longer offer bottles of alcohol for preorder on its ships, Carnival has partly reversed the decision.

Starting today, guests can once again order bottles of alcohol ahead of the cruise to be delivered to their cabin. Only one bottle is allowed per stateroom, and the option is only available on cruises seven nights or longer.

Those taking back to back cruises can order separate bottles for each leg of the voyage.

STORY: Carnival Cruise Line Reverses Decision Guests Weren’t Happy About

World Dream is Up For Auction

Bankrupt cruise operator Genting Hong Kong’s ship World Dream is now on the auction block.

The High Court of Singapore has ordered that the 2017-built Dream Cruises vessel be sold through a sealed auction, which is open for bidding through December 21st.

Vessels Value estimates that World Dream is worth around $654 million, with sources saying that the auction will serve as a good test of the value of modern, large cruise ships. World Dream’s identical sister ship, Genting Dream, sold to Chinese banks for $700 million in 2020 and is now sailing under charter for Resorts World Cruises.

Dream Cruises’ third ship, Explorer Dream, is still out of service.

HAL Details 2023 Japan Schedule

After two and a half years, Japan has reopened to international cruise ships. In light of that news, Holland America has revealed details on its 2023 Japan schedule aboard Westerdam.

The ship will begin a winter and spring season in Japan following a January dry dock. There will be five separate itineraries to choose from, ranging from 11 to 14 days and departing from either Japan or Singapore.

The Japan season will conclude at the end of April when Westerdam heads to Seattle to spend the summer sailing to Alaska.

STORY: Holland America Details Cruise Resumption Schedule For Japan

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