Cruise News Today — January 18, 2022 [VIDEO]

Port of Galveston Gears Up For Exciting 2022 + 2023

The future is looking bright for the Port of Galveston.

The Texan port will be homeport to mega-ship Allure of the Seas and the new Norwegian Prima for part of 2022, and then for Carnival’s newest ship Carnival Jubilee in 2023. Already, Carnival has three ships there year round, Royal Caribbean has one year-round and one seasonally, and Disney has one seasonally.

With the arrival of Allure, Royal Caribbean is set to open a new $125 million dollar terminal in Galveston in November.

Galveston was one of the first U.S. ports to welcome ships back after the shutdown when Carnival Vista set sail on July 3.

Celebrity Eclipse Resumption Delayed

Celebrity Cruises has delayed the return of Celebrity Eclipse, canceling four of the ship’s seven-night cruises from Los Angeles. Canceled sailings are those on March 26 and April 2, 9, and 16.

The first three cruises were west coast sailings with stops in California and Mexico. The fourth was a repositioning voyage from Los Angeles to Vancouver.

Eclipse will now make its return from Vancouver, operating two one-way voyages visiting Hawaii before kicking off its Alaska season on May 15.

STORY: Celebrity Delays Return of West Coast Ship, Cancels Four Sailings

3 Cruise Lines Extend Cruise With Confidence Programs

Three cruise lines have extended their Cruise with Confidence programs.

Royal Caribbean and Celebrity have extended the policy to include cruises booked through March 31, and departing through September 30. It allows guests to cancel their cruise up to 48 hours prior to the sail date in exchange for a future cruise credit.

Princess has also extended its program to include all bookings made by March 2 for cruises departing through September 30, 2022.

It allows guests to change their plans up to 30 days prior to departure for a future cruise credit.

STORY: Royal Caribbean Further Extends Cruise With Confidence Program

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