Cruise News Today — June 19, 2022 [VIDEO]

Nassau Breaks Passenger Record Since Cruise Industry Restart

20,210 people went through Nassau Cruise Port on June 12, marking the port’s biggest one-day passenger count since the industry shutdown in 2020. It also happened to be the one-year anniversary since cruising resumed in Nassau last year.

The passengers were from six ships: Norwegian Sky; Carnival Conquest, Magic, and Freedom; and Royal Caribbean’s Freedom and Independence of the Seas.

On June 12, 2021, Adventure of the Seas returned to Nassau, kicking off the island’s cruise restart following the pandemic.

Next year, Nassau Cruise Port is scheduled to welcome over 4 million guests — 200 thousand more than it had in 2019.

STORY: Nassau Welcomes Over 20,000 Cruise Guests on Restart Anniversary

Regent’s 2025 World Cruise Sold Out Before Officially Opening For Bookings

Sold out before it even officially opened for bookings. That’s what happened with Regent Seven Seas’ 2025 World Cruise last week, which is the fourth year in a row that the line’s world cruise sold out in record time.

The voyage will be 150 nights – the longest in the line’s history, starting January 7, 2025 in Miami. Fares start at $87,000 per person. Along the way, passengers will visit 97 ports in 25 countries.

Regent Seven Seas previously broke its opening day record in July 2021, when its 2024 World Cruise sold out just three hours after bookings opened.

STORY: 2025 Luxury World Cruise Sells Out Before Officially Opening For Bookings

Explora Journeys to Sail Alaska in 2024

MSC Group’s new luxury cruise line will be setting sail for Alaska.

Explora Journeys announced three Alaska itineraries for the 2024 season, which will be 10 and 11 nights long sailing roundtrip from Vancouver. Destinations throughout the season will include Wrangell, Sitka, Ketchikan, Misty Fjord, Icy Strait Point, and Valdez.

Onboard and ashore, guests will be able to try authentic Alaskan cuisine from locally-sourced ingredients, as well as beer and cider from Alaska’s own microbreweries.

STORY: New Luxury Cruise Line to Sail Alaska in 2024

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