Cruise News Today — May 3, 2022 [VIDEO]

Carnival Cruise Line Full Fleet Restart Complete

After 26 months, Carnival Cruise Line’s entire fleet is now back in service.

Carnival Splendor set sail from Seattle on Monday, marking the restart of the line’s 23rd and final ship. Splendor will spend the summer sailing seven-night Alaska cruises, with calls including Juneau, Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, and Victoria.

Carnival has three ships sailing to Alaska this year — Carnival Splendor and Spirit from Seattle, as well as Carnival Miracle out of San Francisco.

Carnival’s full restart makes it the first major cruise line to resume service fleetwide.

STORY: Carnival Completes Cruise Restart

More Cruise Ships For USVI

Royal Caribbean announced that more ships will be headed to the USVI. It will nearly triple its passenger load into St. Croix. The line will also increase its passengers to St. Thomas by nearly 70 percent.

The tourism minister said that the islands are back open and growing.

Currently, Royal Caribbean is the only cruise line that calls to St. Croix. St. Thomas has all the main cruise operators calling there.

Norwegian Relaunches ‘Giving Joy’ Teacher Contest

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week this week, Norwegian is relaunching its ‘Giving Joy’ contest. Since 2019, the program has awarded 130 educators with free cruises and over $185,000 for their schools combined.

This year, 100 teachers will win a cruise on Norwegian Prima, to sail the vessel’s inaugural five-day cruise from Galveston in October. The top three winners will receive another cruise, as well as cash donations to their schools.

You can nominate a teacher who is dedicated to inspiring and bringing joy to their students by visiting nclgivingjoy.com by June 3.

STORY: Norwegian Relaunches Free Cruise for Teachers Contest

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