Norwegian Sun Cruise Canceled
As Norwegian Sun arrives into Seattle today, Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that today’s scheduled cruise has been canceled.
The ship struck an iceberg in Alaska over the weekend, and was assessed for damage in Juneau before it was decided that it would skip the remaining ports and slowly head back to Seattle.
Norwegian Cruise Line hasn’t revealed the extent of the damage to the ship’s hull.
Royal Caribbean Testing Starlink Internet on One Ship
Royal Caribbean has been testing Elon Musk’s Starlink internet service onboard one of its ships over the past couple week.
According to Royal Caribbean Blog, while Freedom of the Seas was at sea it was getting upload speed of 10 mbps and download speeds of 52 mbps. Those speeds are up to 8x faster than normal ship internet.
Earlier this month, the line filed a request with the FCC to bring Starlink onboard, and is still waiting for approval.
By using over 2,000 low orbit satellites for internet, the Starlink is able to rival land and marine speeds.
Seabourn Takes Delivery of First Expedition Ship
Luxury line Seabourn took delivery of its first expedition ship, Seabourn Venture, on Wednesday.
The vessel was officially handed over during a ceremony at the shipyard in Genoa, Italy.
Venture is the first of two expedition ships for Seabourn, and features 132 balcony suites.
It will spend its inaugural season in northern Europe before heading to South America and Antarctica this fall.
Carnival Celebration Entertainment Team Announced
Carnival Cruise Line has announced the two people who will lead the fun on its upcoming ship Carnival Celebration.
Lee Mason, who is currently serving as cruise director on Mardi Gras, will become cruise director on Celebration. Calvyn Martens, who joined Carnival almost 20 years ago, will be the new ship’s entertainment director.
Carnival Celebration is scheduled to debut in November, and will sail seven-night eastern and western Caribbean cruises from Miami.