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Two More Carnival Ships Resume Cruising

Two more Carnival ships returned to passenger cruising yesterday.

Carnival Radiance set sail from Long Beach on a four-night Baja Mexico cruise, following her christening ceremony on Sunday evening. And over on the east coast, Carnival Conquest set sail from Miami on a four-night voyage to the Bahamas.

These restarts bring Carnival’s total number of ships sailing again to 17. The line anticipates having 18 back in service by the end of the year.

STORY: Two Carnival Ships Resume Sailing Today, 17 Back in Service

St. Maarten Seeing Increased Cruise Traffic

Cruise ship visits are picking up in the Caribbean country of St. Maarten. The island welcomed over 75,000 cruise passengers in November, and expects even more this month.

The port originally expected around 100,000 cruise visitors from June to December, but has upped that projection to 200,000 based on the increased traffic.

This past weekend, St. Maarten had four cruise ship visits.

Ruby Princess Lawsuit Scheduled For Trial

A class action lawsuit against Carnival Corporation is now headed to trial after mediation proved unsuccessful.

The lawsuit is due to how Carnival Corporation handled a COVID-19 outbreak on a Ruby Princess sailing originating in Sydney, Australia in March 2020. Now, it will proceed to trial in the Federal Court of Australia, which is estimated to last for four weeks.

The trial is set to begin on October 10, 2022.

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