Wonder of the Seas Arrives to Winter Homeport
Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas is officially at its new winter home of Port Canaveral, Florida. The largest cruise ship in the world, as of now, will spend the winter sailing seven-night voyages from central Florida to the eastern and western Caribbean.
Wonder made her debut earlier this year when she arrived in Port Everglades before repositioning to Europe for the summer to operate Mediterranean cruises.
Wonder of the Seas is the fifth Oasis-class ship, each having been the largest cruise ship in the world at the time of their debut. Other Oasis-class ships include Oasis, Allure, Harmony, and Symphony of the Seas.
NCLH Provides Q3 Earnings Report
On a recent business update, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings reported a $295 million loss, much improved over the Q2 loss of $509 million.
On a recent business update, the company said that the it is standing its ground and not discounting like other cruise lines. Q3 saw occupancy levels at 82 percent and booking levels are not back to 2019.
Norwegian is the only major cruise company that hasn’t turned a profit yet. The company has also been stricter with startup protocols and occupancy restrictions.
Carnival Hosts First $1 Million Slot Tournament
Carnival hosted its first-ever million dollar slot tournament last week aboard Mardi Gras.
100 prizes were given to players in the competition, including a top prize of $500,000 to the first-place winner. Over 1,600 players participated, making it Carnival’s largest casino tournament to date.
Over the next two years, the line is planning to host two more million dollar tournaments — one in fall 2023 and the next in spring 2024.