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Cruise News Today — June 10, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Mardi Gras Refuels at Port Canaveral

The captain said filler up! 

The first ship in the Americas powered by eco-friendly liquefied natural gas has refueled for the first time at Port Canaveral.

Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras arrived into port last Friday, and has now undergone her first refueling process in North America which took nearly eight hours to complete.

With each complete refueling, the ship has enough LNG to power the engines for about two weeks.

The liquefied natural gas not only powers the propulsion system, but also the ship’s elevators, lighting, computers, and more.

STORY: Mardi Gras Behind The Scenes: How Carnival’s First LNG Ship Fuels Up

Disney Releases Navigator App Update

Disney Cruise Line has released an update for its Navigator smartphone app.

The update provides new features related to health and safety onboard, including the ability to reserve activities ahead of time, access restaurant menus digitally, and chat with guest services via an in-app live chat.

The new functionality arrives just ahead of Disney’s UK Staycation cruises that begin on July 15, and a simulated sailing out of Port Canaveral that departs on June 29. 

STORY: Disney Cruise Line Cancels More 2021 Sailings, Updates Navigator App

Norwegian Donates $25,000, Announces Great Stirrup Cay Lighthouse Makeover

And finally, in honor of World Oceans Day on Tuesday, Norwegian Cruise Line donated $25,000 to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. 

The line also announced that the conservation artist will create a custom piece that will wrap the lighthouse on the line’s private island in the Bahamas, Great Stirrup Cay.

The donation will benefit the foundation’s scientific research and assist in the development of a curriculum for kids in grade school that introduces them to the beauty of the world’s oceans.

STORY: Great Stirrup Cay’s Lighthouse to Get an Ocean-Themed Makeover

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Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015. She’s been on eight cruises so far, and her favorite onboard activities include trying out the water slides, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, eating lots of food, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her over on her Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.

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