Cruise News Today — June 25, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Positive Case Reported on Adventure of the Seas

Royal Caribbean has reported that two guests on Adventure of the Seas’ second sailing from Nassau have tested positive for COVID-19.

The passengers are both under 16 years old and unvaccinated; they tested positive after routine testing that is required before returning home. Close contacts and those in their travel party all tested negative.

In a statement, Royal said that “the guests and their travel party disembarked today in Freeport, Bahamas and are on their way home to Florida.”

STORY: Latest Cruise-Related COVID-19 Incident Proves, Again, Protocols Work

MSC Cruises Announces Name of Upcoming Ship

MSC Cruises has announced the name of another Seaside EVO class ship.

The cruise line held a coin ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard on Thursday for MSC Seascape, which will be the line’s second Seaside EVO ship after MSC Seashore. The Seaside EVO class is an evolution of the Seaside class, which includes MSC Seaside and Seaview. 

MSC Seascape will hold 5,877 passengers and is set to debut in November 2022.

STORY: MSC Cruises Names Upcoming Seaside EVO Ship

Carnival Corporation Reveals Second Quarter Losses

During its second quarter earnings call, Carnival Corporation revealed that it lost approximately $2 billion during Q2.

The call was upbeat, with President and CEO Arnold Donald reporting that bookings in the second quarter were up substantially over those in the first quarter, as the much-discussed pent-up demand continues to drive sales. 

As for what the future holds, the company says it hopes to have all of the ships across its fleet not only back in service by summer of 2022, but also sailing at full capacity.

STORY: Carnival Bookings Soar 45% As Cruisers See Better Days Ahead

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