Cruise News Today — July 14, 2023 [VIDEO]

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San Juan Pier Repairs 

Repairs on Pier 3 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, are wrapped up with the help of 8.5 million dollars from the Puerto Rico Ports Authority’s funds. 

The repairs were necessary after Norwegian Epic hit the pier while docking in February 2019.

The collision damaged certain parts of the pier and the walkways connecting different sections. The concrete columns that supported these structures collapsed when the ship crashed into them.

In addition to rebuilding the pier, they had to relocate mooring posts and repair damaged walkways.

Big Year for Port Everglades

2024 is looking large for South Florida. 

Port Everglades announced they’ll host five ships next summer. New ships to the line up include Celebrity Beyond, Enchanted Princess, Freedom of the Seas, Celebrity Reflection, and Disney Magic. 

The port is a summer home to Celebrity Equinox, Caribbean Princess, and Adventure of the Seas. 

Everglades is the third largest cruise port. 

Record Booking Day for Holland America Line

And this past Tuesday, Holland America had the largest booking day in the company’s 150-year history, with most of the sailings booked for 2024 and 2025. 

Booking revenue broke the line’s single-day record. 

Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America, said that the record booking day is an endorsement of the quality of the cruise line’s product. He added that people are planning their vacations for next year and even into 2025.

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