Cruise News Today — May 2, 2022 [VIDEO]

Royal Caribbean Alaska Season Begins

The Alaska cruising season has officially begun for Royal Caribbean. Radiance of the Seas departed Vancouver on Friday for a seven-night roundtrip voyage to The Last Frontier.

Following that, the vessel will begin a schedule of one-way, seven-night cruises between Vancouver and Seward.

Three other Royal Caribbean ships will also spend this summer in the region: Serenade, Quantum, and Ovation of the Seas. All three are set to begin their Alaska cruises this week.

STORY: Royal Caribbean Kicks Off Its Alaska Cruise Season

Discovery Princess Christened in Los Angeles

On Friday morning in Los Angeles, the ship we are sailing on this week, Discovery Princess, was christened by its TV godparents. After blessing the ship, a bottle broke and the ship set sail on its repositioning cruise to Vancouver to get ready for Alaska cruises.

After the ceremony, Princess announced its next class of ships called the Sphere-class, which is currently under construction and will be detailed next month. The new class of ships will be powered by LNG and designed on a new platform.

STORY: Newest Princess Cruises Ship Christened In Los Angeles

Two Carnival Ships Delayed Returning to Galveston

And finally, after spending a few weeks in dry dock in Spain, Carnival Breeze was delayed returning to the port of Galveston over the weekend, impacting the next cruise.

The delay caused Saturday’s embarkation to be canceled and pushed it to Sunday, turning the five-day cruise to a four-day with a stop in Cozumel. Guests sailing received a pro rated refund and an onboard credit for the inconvenience.

Carnival Vista, which also sails from Galveston, was delayed into port on Saturday because of propulsion issues. It left later that evening.

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