Cruise News Today — March 6, 2023 [VIDEO]

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Royal Caribbean Cuts Back on Housekeeping Services

Royal Caribbean has begun cutting back on its housekeeping services, with cabin stewards now servicing cabins once a day instead of twice.

The line says that the change is fleetwide, and has suggested that it’s permanent. The change applies to all stateroom except suites, which will continue to receive service twice per day.

Royal Caribbean is following in the footsteps of Norwegian Cruise Line and Carnival Cruise Line, both of which have recently made the same change.

Carnival Expands 2024 Europe Cruise Options

Carnival will be expanding its European cruise offerings in 2024, and has opened reservations for 17 voyages aboard Carnival Legend.

The ship will begin sailing in Europe in April 2024, offering eight-day Mediterranean, nine-day British Isles, and 12-day Iceland itineraries, among others.

It will offer cruises from three European homeports: Barcelona, Civitavecchia, and Dover. The ship will sail in Europe into the fall before departing on a transatlantic in October to its winter homeport of Tampa.

STORY: Carnival Legend to Offer 17 Europe Cruises in 2024

Wonder of the Seas Oversold, Again

For the second time in four months, the world’s largest cruise ship, Wonder of the Seas has been oversold.

“We’re sorry to inform you that due to an unexpected inventory error, your scheduled Wonder of the Seas March 12th, 2023 sailing is currently oversold,” said a letter to affected guests.

Options offered are to sail Explorer of the Seas instead, sailing from PortMiami on March 12 with a refund and $300 OBC, sail a different date entirely, or get a complete refund.

Wonder of the Seas currently sails from Port Canaveral offering seven-night Caribbean voyages.

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