Sailings Canceled on Two More Carnival Ships
Just after announcing a month of canceled cruises for Carnival Vista due to a dry dock in early 2024, the line has canceled voyages on two more ships.
Sailings from February 1 through March 4, 2024 on Carnival Sunrise have been canceled, also so the ship can go into dry dock. The line has not revealed details on what work will be done during the extensive renovation period.
As well, voyages from January 21st through January 30th 2024 have been canceled on Carnival Miracle. That’s not for a dry dock though — instead, the ship will be operating a different sailing, a 14-night Carnival Journeys cruise to Hawaii from Long Beach.
Guests impacted by the cancellations can rebook on a comparable sailing with protected fare and onboard credit, or request a full refund.
Holland America to Increase Daily Gratuities
Holland America is the latest cruise line to announce it’ll soon be increasing daily gratuities.
Starting February 1st, daily gratuities will be going up 50¢ for both suite and non-suite staterooms. The new charges will be $16 per person, per day for non-suite cabins, and $17.50 per person, per day for those staying in suites.
The current rate will be honored for booked guests who have prepaid their gratuities or have them included in a bundle package.
Other lines that have recently or will soon increase daily gratuities include Princess, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean.
Oceania Moves Up Debut of New Ship
Oceania Cruises has announced it’s moving up the debut of its ship Vista due to what it’s calling “unprecedented demand.”
Instead of launching on May 20th, 2023, the ship will now depart Rome on a special Founder’s Cruise on May 13th. Oceania founder and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio will host the special sailing, which will feature special events and cocktail receptions.
The seven-night cruise will visit ports in Italy, Greece, and Croatia before ending in Venice.