Cruise News Today — July 22, 2023 [VIDEO]

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Carnival Pride Returns to Service

Repaired and back in service. 

Carnival Pride’s technical issues are fixed, and the ship is now sailing, following being taken out of service for propulsion issues. 

The ship is currently sailing from Keil, Germany to Dover.

Pride will now sail on a shortened 6-night itinerary, concluding in Dover, UK, as initially scheduled on Sunday, July 30. Initially, this was a night 9-night cruise from Dover.

Guests choosing to embark on the cruise will receive a prorated 3-day refund of their fare and a $500 (USD) onboard credit per stateroom, or just get their money back. 

427 of 2100 opted to stay onboard, meaning the ship is currently at 20 points 1 percent occupancy. 

Pride is scheduled to arrive in Dover early Monday morning. 

Carnival Jubilee Floats Out of Dry Dock 

Carnival Cruise Line’s upcoming ship, Carnival Jubilee, reached a significant construction milestone. 

It emerged from the covered building dock at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, showcasing a prominent Texas star on its bow. 

The ship enters the next construction phase at the outfitting pier, including tests on the bow thrusters and stabilizers, with sea trials scheduled for November. 

Joining the Excel class, Carnival Jubilee will feature a roller coaster, six themed zones, over a dozen dining options, and yet-to-be-announced spaces. 

The ship will begin year-round Western Caribbean itineraries in late December.

Here’s a fun fact that no one asked for, Carnival Jubilee is 4 times the size of the previous Carnival Jubilee, which also sailed from Texas 21 years ago. 

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