Wonder of the Seas Sets Sail on Inaugural Cruise
The world’s largest cruise ship has set sail on her first official voyage.
Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas departed Port Everglades on Friday, embarking on her inaugural seven-night eastern Caribbean cruise.
The ship will continue sailing from Florida into May before heading to the Mediterranean for the summer season. In October, Wonder will head back to the U.S., this time homeporting in Port Canaveral.
Carnival Ecstasy Resumes Cruises
Another Carnival cruise ship is returning to sailing, as Carnival Ecstasy resumes voyages today from Mobile, Alabama. It’s the first cruise ship to operate in Mobile since the industry shutdown in early 2020.
The ship will stay in Mobile through mid-October, at which point it will then leave the Carnival fleet. The line has not yet announced whether the ship will be scrapped or sold to another operator.
Prior to the industry shutdown, Carnival Fantasy had been sailing from Mobile since 2016.
Celebrity Cruises to Sail in Mediterranean Year-Round
For the first time ever, Celebrity Cruises will be sailing year-round in the Mediterranean starting in fall 2023.
Celebrity Infinity will stay in the region for the fall and winter, first operating a series of nine and 10-night cruises from Barcelona and Lisbon. It will then embark on 10 and 11-night cruises from Barcelona through January 2024.
In February and March, the ship will return to Greece to sail 10 and 11-night cruises to ports in Greece, Egypt, and Turkey.