Cruise News Today — May 10, 2023 [VIDEO]

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Princess Cruises to Call Port Canaveral Home For The First Time

For the first time ever, a Princess Cruises ship will be calling Port Canaveral home. Starting in November 2024, Caribbean Princess will homeport in Canaveral, offering four to 14-day Caribbean itineraries.

The move is part of Princess’ North America expansion plan, as it offers more cruise options from major drive markets like central Florida. Itineraries will include six and eight-day eastern Caribbean voyages, eight-day western Caribbean sailings, and a special four-day voyage over Thanksgiving.

Caribbean Princess launched in 2004 and has a total guest capacity of 3,140.

STORY: Princess Cruises to Homeport in Port Canaveral For The First Time

FBI Arrests Man For Hidden Camera in Bathroom on Royal Caribbean Ship

The FBI is investigating a hidden camera found in a public bathroom on Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas, allegedly installed by a guest during a seven-day cruise from Miami.

Jeremy Froias, a cyber security specialist, has been charged with video voyeurism and attempted possession of child exploitation material. Security personnel found and seized the hidden camera from the bathroom by the flowrider after it was reported by another guest.

More than 150 individuals, including at least 40 minors, were seen in the videos. The FBI is seeking potential victim information and has posted a form online. Royal Caribbean reported the incident to local and federal law enforcement and Froias was arrested.

At his bond hearing, Froias was released to his wife as a third-party custodian and ordered to post a $25,000 unsecured bond.

STORY: FBI Arrests Guest For Placing Hidden Camera in Cruise Ship Bathroom

Norwegian Cruise Line Launches Fourth Annual ‘Giving Joy’ Contest

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Norwegian Cruise Line is launching its fourth annual Giving Joy contest.

Through June 9th, the public can nominate their favorite teachers to win a free cruise. This year, 20 teachers across the U.S. and Canada will receive a seven day cruise for two.

The top three winners will be invited to attend the christening voyage of Norwegian Viva later this year.

STORY: Nominate Your Favorite Teacher: Norwegian Cruise Line Opens Free Cruises Contest

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