Virgin Voyages Delays Launch of Third Ship
Big news from Virgin Voyages, as the cruise line has pushed the launch of its next ship back at least eight months.
The line’s third vessel, Resilient Lady, was scheduled to launch this August. Now, Virgin has announced that it won’t be debuting until the second quarter of 2023. Those who were booked will receive a 200 percent future cruise credit or can request a full refund.
Its two current ships, Scarlet and Valiant Lady, are sailing in the Caribbean and Mediterranean, respectively.
STORY: Virgin Voyages Delays Launch of Third Cruise Ship
Carnival Details Final Zone on Next Cruise Ship
Carnival has released details on the final zone that will be found on its upcoming ship, Carnival Celebration. The two story ‘The Gateway’ zone will be themed after travel, replacing the French Quarter zone that’s on sister ship Mardi Gras.
It will include a new bar called Latitudes, designed to look like an airport or train station bar.
The zone will also feature Emeril Lagasse’s second Carnival restaurant — Emeril’s Bistro 1397. The one on Mardi Gras is Emeril’s Bistro 1396. It will offer familiar dishes as well as a range of new offerings.
The zone will also include 12-foot LED screens designed to look like windows, which will create a variety of scenes throughout the day.
Carnival Celebration is scheduled to debut this November.
STORY: Carnival Reveals New Zone, The Gateway, on Carnival Celebration
Port Saint John Welcomes Largest Cruise Ship to Date
Port Saint John in New Brunswick, Canada welcomed its largest cruise ship to date on Wednesday.
Oasis of the Seas docked in the city yesterday during a five-night cruise out of New York City. Not only is the Royal Caribbean ship the largest to visit Saint John, it’s also the largest to visit any Atlantic Canadian port.
Currently, Oasis of the Seas is the fifth largest cruise ship in the world, beaten only by her newer Oasis-class sisters.