Carnival Magic Departs Norfolk, Virginia
Cruising is officially back in Norfolk, Virginia.
Carnival Cruise Line’s ship Carnival Magic departed Norfolk Sunday on a six-night voyage to the Bahamas. This is the first cruise ship to depart from Norfolk since before the shutdown over two years ago.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in the terminal ahead of embarkation to welcome cruise guests back to Norfolk.
This sailing is one of 11 voyages scheduled to depart from Norfolk this summer and fall.
STORY: Carnival Returns to Norfolk After Three Year Absence
Zaandam and Seabourn Quest Return to Service
Two more cruise ships resumed service last week, as Holland America’s Zaandam set sail from Port Everglades and Seabourn Quest departed Barcelona.
Zaandam is Holland America’s second to last ship to resume service, and it will spend the summer sailing in Canada and New England.
Quest is Seabourn’s fourth ship to return to service, and will sail in Europe through mid-July. In August, Seabourn Quest will begin a series of Canada and New England cruises before moving to Central and South America for the winter.
STORY: Another Holland America Ship Resumes Service From Port Everglades
Margaritaville at Sea Paradise Godfather Named
Margaritaville at Sea announced last week that the godfather of its flagship will be NFL player Shaquem Griffin. The Florida native has won the NFL Game Changer Award as well as the NCAA Inspiration Award, and has an extensive background in community service.
Griffin participated in the christening ceremony on May 12, ahead of the ship’s first cruise with the Margaritaville branding this past Saturday.
Margaritaville at Sea Paradise will sail year-round from the Port of Palm Beach, operating two-night cruises to Freeport, Bahamas.
STORY: NFL Player Named Godfather of Margaritaville Cruise Ship