Celebrity Millennium Slowing Down to Protect Whales
Celebrity Cruises is slowing one of its ships down in the name of protecting marine life. Celebrity Millennium’s repositioning voyage from California to Vancouver has been altered over the ship reducing speeds to reach Canada.
The line sent a letter out to booked guests explaining “Annually, from February to May, whales travel northbound in their migration patterns along the Pacific Northwest Coastline. We have joined a voluntary program to adjust cruising speeds in this area, which will slightly modify your sailing’s itinerary.”
The ship’s overnight call in San Francisco has been canceled along with modified stops along the way. Millennium will spend the summer sailing back and forth from Vancouver to Seward, Alaska.
USA Today reports that more than 80 whales are killed each year in west coast shipping lanes.
Explorer of the Seas Resumes Service After Dry Dock
Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas re-entered service from Miami on Sunday after a 21-day dry dock at Navantia shipyard in Spain. The ship received the new Perfect Storm waterslides on deck 13 as well as general maintenance and refreshing the interiors.
Explorer is now sailing rotating six and eight-night voyages from south Florida.
Magician Attacked on Royal Caribbean Ship
And finally, before complaining about your job this morning, be thankful you aren’t doing magic on a Royal Caribbean ship.
TV Host and Magician Ben Murphy was performing a card trick that involved consensually swapping cards with a female audience member with their mouths like a kiss, when a man — believed to be the woman’s partner — rushed the stage and tackled him to the ground.
The magician showed the video on his TikTok with the statement, “My assault on board. Entertainment, comedy, and magic are NOT contact sports. This guest should not have been allowed to enjoy the rest of his cruise.”
Murphy finished the show and did two more shows later that cruise.