Cruise News Today — July 7, 2023 [VIDEO]

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Princess Cruise Ship Hits Dock 

Princess Cruises Ruby Princess hit the dock at San Francisco’s Pier 27 early Thursday morning, causing damage to both the ship and the pier. 

The incident occurred at 6:05 a.m. and did not result in any injuries, and both passengers and crew were safe.

Passengers were able to disembark after the ship eventually docked safely. 

The Coast Guard has dispatched two teams—an investigations division team and a port state control inspections team—to assess the vessel.

The immediate cause of the collision is under investigation. 

MSC Cruises Featured on Today Show

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, MSC Cruises’ private island in the Bahamas, has gained attention on The Today Show for its pioneering coral nursery. 

The Super Coral Program aims to rebuild the coral beds surrounding the island. 

The program involves growing sample specimens of Super-Corals on “coral trees” to understand their adaptation to ocean conditions and to cultivate resilient coral. 

MSC Cruises plans to expand the project, with 13 trees expected to produce over 1,100 coral fragments by year-end. 

Promoting marine conservation and restoration was MSC Cruises’ goal since the island was first announced. 

The island opened to cruisers in late 2019.

Salmon Trail in Ketchikan, Alaska

And if you’re going to Alaska. 

The “Salmon Capital of the World,” Ketchikan, now has a self-guided, 1.5-mile Salmon Walk, with trails showcasing the importance of salmon in Alaskan culture. 

The route begins in downtown Ketchikan, travels through the Totem Heritage Center, and loops around the Historic Creek Street District. 

The initiative, supported by Royal Caribbean Group, aims to educate visitors about the oceans and the life they sustain.

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