Cruise News Today — November 18, 2022 [VIDEO]

Carnival Bringing Back Faster to the Fun

Carnival’s brand ambassador John Heald revealed on Thursday that the line is bringing back its Faster to the Fun priority embarkation package for cruises starting December 1st.

The package will open for bookings sometime this weekend on Carnival’s excursions webpage. Pricing varies based on the ship and itinerary, but starts at $50 per cabin.

Faster to the Fun includes a number of perks such as priority check-in, express luggage service, a dedicated phone number and line at guest services, and priority tender boarding. These perks are already included in the Diamond and Platinum tiers of Carnival’s loyalty program, so Faster to the Fun is capacity controlled based on how many high tier loyalty members are sailing.

Because of health protocols, Faster to the Fun has not been available since Carnival’s restart following the worldwide pandemic.

STORY: Carnival’s ‘Faster to the Fun’ Priority Embark Program is Returning Next Month

NCL Sails From Haifa, Israel For First Time

There’s a new cruise brand now sailing from Haifa, Israel — Norwegian Cruise Line. Norwegian Epic is the first ship in the fleet to homeport in Haifa, set to operate several one-way voyages between Haifa and Civitavecchia.

In 2025, Norwegian’s upcoming ship Norwegian Viva will also offer open-jaw voyages from Haifa, sailing nine and 10-day cruises in the eastern Mediterranean.

Earlier this year, Royal Caribbean also marked its first time homeporting in Haifa when Rhapsody of the Seas arrived there in August.

7 Royal Caribbean Ships to Sail Europe in Summer 2024

Seven Royal Caribbean ships are set to sail in Europe for the summer 2024 season.

The voyages will range from five to 17 nights, with highlights including 12-night Holy Land cruises on Odyssey of the Seas, Mediterranean cruises on mega ship Oasis of the Seas, and Royal’s 274-night Ultimate World Cruise on Serenade of the Seas.

The schedule also includes sailings to northern Europe and the Canary Islands.

Royal’s summer 2024 Europe cruises are now open for booking.

STORY: Seven Royal Caribbean Ships to Sail Europe in Summer 2024

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