Cruise News Today — February 18, 2022 [VIDEO]

Carnival Sensation Reportedly Sold For Scrap

Carnival Sensation has reportedly been sold for scrap.

TradeWinds is reporting that the 1993-built ship was purchased by a European recycling facility this week. Sensation is one of the two Carnival ships that the line is retiring this year.

Carnival Sensation went into warm layup when the cruise industry shut down in early 2020, and never resumed sailings.

With the exit of Sensation and soon Ecstasy, only two Fantasy-class ships will remain in the line’s fleet: Carnival Paradise and Elation.

STORY: Carnival Sensation Reportedly Sold, Heading For Scrapyard

Woman Goes Overboard in the Gulf of Mexico

A Carnival Valor guests went overboard on Wednesday as the ship was returning to New Orleans.

Eyewitness accounts say the woman went over from deck 10, plunging into the Gulf of Mexico approximately 150 miles from the SouthWest Pass in Louisiana. The ship’s navigational team alerted the Coast Guard, which assisted in the search with helicopters and surveillance aircraft.

A statement from Carnival said “The ship’s command immediately began search and rescue procedures, returned to the area near where the incident occurred and notified the U.S. Coast Guard.”

After the coast guard arrived, the ship was released to New Orleans where it arrived early Thursday morning.

At the time of broadcast, the 32 year old woman has not been located.

STORY: Coast Guard Searches for Carnival Cruise Line Guest Who Went Overboard

Disney Reveals New Details on Disney Wish

Disney Cruise Line revealed new details on the upcoming Disney Wish, as the ship gets closer to its July 14th debut.

The vessel will include an Inside Out-inspired dessert shop called Joyful Sweets, offering treats like handmade gelato, cupcakes, cake pops, and candy.

It’ll also feature a for-fee event for families called Olaf’s Royal Picnic that’ll include live musical performances, picnic treats, themed decor, and fun keepsakes.

Disney Wish will operate three and four-night Bahamas cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida this summer as the fifth Disney ship.

STORY: Disney Wish to Feature New Dessert Shop & ‘Frozen’ Picnic Event

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