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Carnival Temporarily Closes Popular Dining Venue

Carnival Cruise Line has announced due to staffing shortage, they are making what they are calling “modest adjustments” to some of their onboard offerings.

Like Cucina del Capitano, the Italian venue, it will be closed for dinner until the end of June on all ships except Mardi Gras, where it’s a complimentary dining venue. Some of the dishes served in Cucina will be available free of charge in the main dining room.

In addition, the Chef’s Table dining experience will not be offered on all ships between now and the end of June.

Guests with reservations for either venue will receive a full refund to their original form of payment.

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Disney Cruise Line Returns to Canada

On Monday, Disney Cruise Line kicked off its Alaska season when Disney Wonder departed on a seven-night cruise from Vancouver. 

The ship left Canada Place cruise terminal bound for Dawes Glacier, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan

This is Disney’s first time sailing in Alaska since 2019. The line was scheduled to sail last summer, but delays eventually scratched the season. 

Disney’s upcoming new build, Disney Wish, is currently in the final stages of construction in Germany. 

Virgin Sails Maiden Voyage from Barcelona

Virgin Voyage’s latest new launch, Valiant Lady, has set sail on her maiden European cruise. 

With Sir Richard Branson on board, the 2,700 guest ship will spend the summer cruising the Med from Barcelona before repositioning to South Florida this fall.

A third ship, Resilient Lady will enter service this August, and the fourth one comes next year hailing the name Brilliant Lady. 

Fincantieri is the shipbuilder for all four vessels. 

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