Cruise News Today — January 25, 2022 [VIDEO]

Carnival Liberty Resumes Service From Port Canaveral

Carnival Liberty resumed service from Port Canaveral on Monday. The ship kicked off a schedule of short Bahamas cruises, with itineraries including different combinations of Nassau, Bimini, Half Moon Cay, and Princess Cays.

Liberty was first brought back into service last month when Carnival Horizon was taken out of service because of propulsion issues.

Carnival has three ships left to resume cruises in North America — Carnival Paradise, Sensation, and Ecstasy. All three are scheduled to restart in the next two months.

STORY: Carnival Liberty Resumes Sailing From Port Canaveral

Carnival to Offer Terminal Testing For $10

Carnival is working to expand testing at the terminal for shorter three and four-night cruises. While no roll-out date has been announced, the line plans to offer tests to vaccinated passengers for $10.

Currently, vaccinated guests must submit an antigen or PCR test taken with 48 hours of embarkation, but this is increasingly difficult due to the omicron surge. The expanded testing will be limited, and Carnival still encourages passengers to take a test before arriving to the terminal, if possible.

Last week, the line announced that it will continue to require vaccinations, testing, and masking until further notice.

STORY: Carnival Explores $10 COVID-19 Testing Option for Shorter Cruises

Virgin Voyages Updates Cabins on Its Two Ships

Virgin Voyages is in the process of updating the cabins on Scarlet Lady and Valiant Lady.

The refreshed cabins feature new wooden accents and artwork, along with increased drawers and storage space.

Over half the cabins have already been given the makeover on Scarlet Lady, with the project slated to be completed in the spring. Valiant Lady’s cabins will be finished before she enters into service this March.

STORY: Virgin Voyages Updating Cabins on Two Cruise Ships

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