Celebrity Beyond Completes Sea Trials
Celebrity Beyond is one step closer to completion.
The Edge-class ship successfully finished sea trials this weekend in the Bay of Biscay near the shipyard in France. The trials were overseen by over 50 crew members, including the ship’s captain, Kate McCue.
Celebrity Beyond is now back at the shipyard for finishing touches ahead of her April 27th inaugural cruise.
Following a season of Mediterranean cruises through early October, Beyond will begin operating seven-night Caribbean sailings from Port Everglades.
Carnival Corporation Sells Three More Ships
As it works towards becoming profitable again, Carnival Corporation has announced plans to offload three of its ships.
We already reported that two of Carnival Cruise Line’s smallest, oldest ships — Ecstasy and Sensation — will be leaving the fleet this year.
Now a third Carnival Corp. ship, AIDAmira, is scheduled to leave the AIDA fleet by March. The 1999-built vessel has been sold to Ambassador Cruise Lines — a new cruise operator based in the UK.
AIDAmira was the oldest ship in the AIDA fleet.
More Diamond Princess Cruises Canceled
Princess Cruises has canceled 10 more sailings on Diamond Princess due to port issues and travel restrictions. The suspension affects sailings with embarkation dates from April 28 through June 9.
The ship is now scheduled to resume cruises in Japan on June 14.
Guests affected by the cancellations can choose between being moved to an equivalent cruise in the future, taking a 100 percent future cruise credit, or requesting a refund to the original form of payment.