Carnival Announces Name of Next Mega Ship
Carnival Cruise Line has announced that the name of its next mega ship will be Carnival Jubilee. The vessel will be the third in the line’s Excel class, following Mardi Gras and the upcoming Carnival Celebration.
She will homeport in Galveston, Texas starting in 2023 and operate seven-night western Caribbean itineraries.
Carnival Jubilee is named after Carnival Cruise Line’s former 1986-built ship Jubilee.
Bookings for the vessel will open early next year.
Royal Caribbean Reveals Odyssey of the Seas Godmother
Royal Caribbean has announced that the godmother of its new ship Odyssey of the Seas is Bahamian paratriathlete Erin Brown.
During her time as a collegiate track and field athlete, she was diagnosed with bone cancer and her leg was amputated. The now-41 year old athlete competes at the international level.
Brown will name and christen Odyssey of the Seas during a ceremony in Port Everglades on Saturday.
Norwegian Cruise Line Opens More Sailings For Booking
Norwegian Cruise Line has opened up more sailings for booking from late 2023 through summer 2024.
The new itineraries feature 35 departure ports across the world, including two new ones for the brand: Haifa, Israel and La Romana, Dominican Republic.
Highlights include Hawaii and Alaska “Fire and Ice” cruises, a two week Christmas markets cruise in the Mediterranean, and seven-night Bermuda cruises with three days docked at the island.