Carnival Introduces New Food Allergy Program
Carnival Cruise Line has introduced a new program that will make the dining experience easier for guests with food allergies.
The line is launching Menu Mate — a program that allows guests to input their dietary restrictions onto a touchscreen tablet. The software will then tell them which menu items are allergy friendly, which can be modified to exclude allergens, and which dishes should be avoided.
Guests will be able to use these tablets themselves — found in restaurants across the fleet — or have a staff member do it for them.
This new process means that passengers will no longer have to tell Carnival about their food allergies ahead of the cruise.
New Alaska Port Opening in 2023
A brand-new cruise port is scheduled to open in Alaska next spring. It will be in Klawock, Alaska, and is being developed similarly to the Icy Strait Point port near Hoonah.
The port will lie on 16 acres on Klawock Island, and feature two separate fjord entrances. Its location will be ideal for both northbound and southbound itineraries. Planning attractions and tour highlights will include totem carving, wildlife viewing, and sport fishing.
Oceania Cruises is scheduled to be the first cruise line to call on Klawock on May 24, 2023.
Royal Caribbean Singapore Cruises to Include Port Calls Soon
Royal Caribbean has announced that its Singapore-based ship Spectrum of the Seas will soon be adding port calls to its itineraries. Since the cruise restart, Royal Caribbean has been operating cruises to nowhere from Singapore as the world continues to open back up.
As early as June 30, the ship will operate new three and four-night itineraries that include calls to Penang and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
Spectrum of the Seas was built in 2019 and is part of Royal Caribbean’s Quantum Ultra class.