Carnival Brings Back Priority Boarding
Carnival is bringing back priority embarkation for Diamond and Platinum guests. Effective tomorrow, November 3, the program will be reinstated for sailings departing from North America and Europe.
Like prior to the shutdown, guests must still pick an arrival appointment before arriving to the pier. The priority lines will be open at the pier and guests can drop their bags off at their stateroom once onboard, but are asked to not linger until 1:30. Priority luggage delivery has also been reinstated for checked bags.
Carnival dropped priority embarkation at the restart last summer because of the number of pre-cruise protocols.
Norwegian Prima Makes Texas Debut
Norwegian Prima has started sailing from Texas. The ship arrived to North America early last month when it made its NYC debut. To help welcome the ship, Texas native Kelly Clarkson performed a concert for guests onboard.
Norwegian Prima is currently on an 11-night cruise from Galveston to Miami.
This winter, Prima will operate mostly seven-night Caribbean cruises roundtrip from Port Canaveral, Florida.
Celebrity Apex to Homeport in Southampton
For the first time, a Celebrity Edge-class ship will homeport in Southampton, England for an entire season. From May to November 2024, Celebrity Apex will offer four to 13-night sailings from the British port.
The vessel is replacing Celebrity Silhouette, which has been sailing from the region.
Apex will sail to the Mediterranean, the Norwegian Fjords, and the Arctic Circle.