Disney Cruise Line Details New Destination Lighthouse Point
Disney Cruise Line has announced details on its new private destination Lighthouse Point, which is located on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas.
Lighthouse Point will feature architecture, plants, and colors inspired by the local Bahamian culture. Features will include family and adults-only beaches, a water play area, a themed kids’ club, water sports, and family cabanas for rent.
To lessen its environmental impact, 90 percent of the destination’s electricity will be provided by solar panels.
Lighthouse Point is scheduled to open in summer 2024.
NCL Details New Exotic Itineraries
Norwegian Cruise Line has announced its 2024 to 2025 exotic itineraries.
The line will be offering its first voyage from Ushuaia, Argentina, a 14-night cruise to Brazil and Antarctica aboard Norwegian Star. Norwegian Sun will sail the line’s first dedicated Middle East cruise, sailing from Doha to Dubai in April 2025.
And for the first time, three Norwegian ships will sail from Asia: Norwegian Sun and Sky from October through May, and Norwegian Spirit starting in December 2024.
Burrowing Owl Found on Symphony of the Seas
Symphony of the Seas recently had a surprise guest, as a burrowing owl was spotted hanging out on board. The bird was found during a two week sailing on the ship in January.
A Florida Fish and Wildlife biologist boarded Symphony after guests debarked in Port Canaveral to safely capture the owl. It was evaluated and rehabilitated at the South Florida Wildlife Center after being found to be underweight but otherwise healthy.
Owls must enjoy Oasis class ships, because a burrowing owl was also found aboard Oasis of the Seas back in 2010.