Cruise News Today — May 3, 2023 [VIDEO]

Carnival Dispels Passport Rumor

Carnival Cruise Line has confirmed that rumors regarding passports being required to cruise next year are false.

John Heald addressed the rumor by saying that while proper identification is required for all guests, passports are not required for roundtrip sailings from US homeports and it’s not planning to change.

However, one-way, repositioning, or transoceanic sailings, as well as voyages departing from homeports outside the US may have different documentation requirements.

Valid passports are also required for certain cruises to places like Greenland and for all Europe and transatlantic cruises.

As a reminder, these requirements are set by the countries being visited and are not determined by Carnival Cruise Line.

Newest Silversea Cruise Ship Floated Out

Silversea Cruises has celebrated the float out of its newest ship, Silver Nova, from Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.

The event marks an important milestone before the ultra-luxury ship begins operations later this year.

Silver Nova is scheduled to embark on her maiden voyage on August 14, 2023.

STORY: Newest Silversea Cruises Ship Floated Out at the Shipyard

Bookings High For 2026 World Cruise

A 2026 world cruise is almost sold out, and it’ll cost you a little bit if you want to get onboard.

Bookings for Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ 154-night 2026 world cruise are 70 percent higher than the 2022 world cruise, with an average suite price of $260,000. This data is according to incoming CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Harry Sommer.

The Seven Seas Mariner departs Miami in January 2026 and will visit 77 ports of call.

Prices for the voyage start from $94,999 per guest for a Deluxe Veranda Suite and $266,499 per person for the Master Suite.

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