Cruise News Today — May 9, 2022 [VIDEO]

Two More Cruise Ships Resume Service

Two more cruise ships returned to service over the weekend.

After being laid up for 26 months, Holland America’s Oosterdam restarted service from the Mediterranean. It’ll spend the summer sailing Europe before repositioning to South America this fall.

And Norwegian Spirit restarted voyages from Tahiti, bringing all 17 Norwegian Cruise Line ship in service. Spirit will reposition to Alaska next month to sail 5-11 night voyages from Seattle.

Norwegian has five ships sailing Alaska this year.

STORY: Ninth Holland America Cruise Ship Resumes Passenger Service

Royal Caribbean Announces Contest to Find Wonder Godmother

Royal Caribbean has announced a contest to help find the godmother of its newest ship, Wonder of the Seas.

Using the hashtag #SearchForWonderMom, TikTok users will be able to nominate a mom who inspires them through May 16.

The winner will have the honor of blessing the world’s largest cruise ship during a ceremony in December, and she and her family will set sail on a seven-night cruise in the ship’s Ultimate Family Suite. Four finalists will also win a seven-night cruise for four in a balcony cabin.

STORY: Royal Caribbean Announces Search For Godmother of World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Kelly Clarkson to Perform on Norwegian Prima

Singer and TV host Kelly Clarkson will be performing on Norwegian Prima this fall. The show will take place during the award ceremony for Norwegian’s Giving Joy contest, which awards deserving teachers free cruises and money for their schools.

From now through June 3, teachers from the U.S. and Canada can be nominated at

Kelly Clarkson is no stranger to Norwegian Cruise Line, as she’s godmother of the brand’s 2019-built ship Norwegian Encore. And if you’re wondering about Prima’s godmother, that will be fellow singer Katy Perry.

STORY: Kelly Clarkson to Perform During Award Ceremony on Upcoming Norwegian Prima

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