Cruise News Today — January 24, 2022 [VIDEO]

Crystal Keeps Ship From Authorities in Bahamas

Where do you take your cruise ship if the U.S. Marshals are waiting to seize it in Miami? The Bahamas, of course.

That’s what Crystal Cruises did over the weekend after a judge issued an arrest warrant for its luxury cruise ship Crystal Symphony. The warrant came over unpaid fuel bills totaling $4.6 million dollars to a Singapore petroleum company.

On Saturday evening, Symphony ended its current cruise in Bimini, Bahamas and guests were ferried back to Fort Lauderdale on Sunday morning. Crystal Symphony is flagged in Nassau, Bahamas.

A statement from the line said, “We are not able to comment on pending legal matters at this time.”

Genting, the parent company of Crystal, own three cruise lines in total: Crystal Cruises, Dream Cruises, and Star Cruises.

STORY: Unpaid Bills Result In Cruise Ship Arrest Warrant

Royal Caribbean Extends Face Mask Policy

For the third time, Royal Caribbean has extended its indoor face mask policy.

The first policy was extended the week before Christmas until January 5. The second was through the end of January. The latest policy change is now effective through February 14.

On Friday, Carnival announced mask rules would stay in place for the foreseeable future.

Carnival Pride Godmother Spends NYE on Cruise Ship

Carnival Pride godmother and former astronaut Tamara Jernigan returned to the high seas over New Year’s.

Jernigan celebrated the holiday aboard Carnival Miracle, meeting with some of the ship’s officers who presented her with a gift that included a current photo of Carnival Pride, as well as a photo of her in front of the vessel 20 years ago. She also made an appearance at the ship’s military appreciation gathering, and participated in a Q&A session with the cruise director.

Jernigan christened Carnival Pride on January 7, 2002 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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