Cruise News Today — December 16, 2022 [VIDEO]

MSC Seascape Makes Inaugural Call in San Juan

MSC Cruises’ newest ship MSC Seascape made her inaugural call in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Thursday as she continues her first Caribbean voyage. The U.S. destination was the third port of call on the seven-night sailing, following a stop in Nassau and MSC Cruises’ private island Ocean Cay.

Today, the ship is calling in the Dominican Republic destination Amber Cove.

MSC Seascape, which is part of the line’s Seaside EVO class, has begun a year-round schedule of Caribbean cruises from Miami.

Carnival Sunshine 2025 Norfolk Cruises Open For Booking

Carnival Cruise Line has announced that the first series of its year-round cruises on Carnival Sunshine from Norfolk are now open for booking.

The sailings, which include those from February 18th through April 2025, are the start of a planned year-round schedule for Sunshine from the Virginia cruise port. From Norfolk, the vessel will rotate between six-night Bahamas cruises and eight-night Caribbean sailings.

This builds on Carnival’s commitment to expanding its operations in Norfolk. Last month, the line announced plans to offer a six-month series of four to 10-night voyages on Carnival Magic from the port in 2023.

STORY: First Round of 2025 Carnival Sunshine Itineraries From Norfolk Open For Booking

Passenger Goes Overboard on MSC Meraviglia

A woman sailing on MSC Meraviglia died after going overboard early Thursday morning.

Guests on board reported hearing the man overboard alert around 5 am while the ship was about 18 miles off the coast of its homeport, Port Canaveral. The ship stayed in the area to search, along with crew from the Coast Guard by boat and helicopter.

The 36 year old passenger’s body was located around 7:30 am.

Meraviglia was returning from a four-night Bahamas cruise, and her arrival back to port was delayed about five hours due to the incident.

STORY: Passenger Goes Overboard on MSC Meraviglia, Ship Delayed Back to Port Canaveral

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