Cruise News Today — May 12, 2023 [VIDEO]

New Nassau Cruise Port Complex to Open This Month

Nassau will soon give cruisers a new reason to get off the ship.

Following a four-year revitalization and expansion project, Nassau’s new cruise port facility has an opening date. The $300 million project is set to welcome cruisers starting May 26th.

With the addition of a new berth and the repair and refurbishment of all piers, the port can now accommodate six ships per day, including three of the largest cruise ships in the world at one time. Features of the new port area include an amphitheater, green spaces, a Junkanoo museum, and local Bahamian shops and bars.

Nassau is expecting to welcome four million cruiser visitors this year.

STORY: Revitalized Nassau Cruise Port Officially Has an Opening Date

Marella Discovery Begins Sailing From Port Canaveral

There’s a new cruise ship sailing from Port Canaveral, but Americans won’t be able to get on board.

British line Marella Cruises has homeported its ship Marella Discovery in central Florida for the summer. From Canaveral, the ship will operate 26 sailings through November, with itineraries visiting the Caribbean, Bahamas, and southeast U.S. ports like Tampa and Miami.

If you’re an American hoping to try out the British line, though, you’re out of luck with this one. U.S. citizens or those with dual citizen ship are not able to sail on Marella’s U.S. based itineraries, per the company’s website.

Norwegian Cruise Line Returning to Asia

Norwegian Cruise Line is returning to Asia after this October after a three-year absence.

Norwegian Jewel will sail from Tokyo and Singapore, offering a total of 16 itineraries visiting 11 countries and sailing from nine different departure ports in Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, and Malaysia.

With a focus on destinations, guests will have fewer sea days, longer stays in port, and more overnights.

Jewel recently received refreshed cabins and suites, along with interior spaces.

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