Cruise News Today – June 5, 2023 [VIDEO]

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Issues for Carnival Panorama 

West Coast-based Carnival Panorama is having to adjust its itineraries for the month. 

A letter to booked guests on sailings from this week through July first says, 

Sailing June 3 through July 1 

The ship is experiencing an issue that is affecting its maximum cruising speed, and our team is working on a repair plan. 

As a result, we have made an adjustment to the itinerary for your cruise. Departure from Cabo San Lucas is now set for 2:00 PM, and the return to Long Beach will be at 9:30 AM.

Propulsion issues are no stranger to the Vista class; in 2019 Carnival Vista had to be taken out of service for two weeks to change out propulsion units off the coast of the Bahamas. 

Margaritaville Ship Back at Sea

Following extensive multimillion-dollar upgrades, the Margaritaville at Sea Paradise cruise ship is back in service. 

It is first sailing, which departed Friday, had every cabin sold. 

Despite already high turnout expectations, the sold-out cruise shows brand loyalty, says its CEO, Kevin Sheehan, Jr. 

This latest dry dock improved onboard amenities and entertainment, such as the Fins Up! Fitness Center, adding the Cheeseburger in Paradise Burger Bar, Stars on the Water Production Shows, among other interior and exterior spaces being refreshed. 

Failed Attempt at a Transatlantic Crossing

And here’s a twist on a transatlantic cruise. 

A sailor’s attempt to cross the Atlantic ended before he even left the harbor. 

Andrew Bedwell from England has spent the past three years building the micro yacht the Big C for the Atlantic transit. He had it rigged with computers, solar, a hatched roof, and food. 

However, due to last-minute modifications, the three-foot 10-inch boat began taking on water shortly after he left the dock. 

To add insult to injury, when they pulled the boat out of the water… the hull gave way and broke into pieces. 

As far as another attempt at an Atlantic crossing, he said it’s too early to tell. 

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