Carnival Makes Dining Changes
Carnival has announced some changes to dining on its ships as the company suffers with increased food costs and supply chain issues.
Steakhouse prices across the fleet are going up six dollars or 14 percent, from 42 to 48. Prices at some other specialty restaurants such as Rudi’s Seagrill and Bonsai Teppanyaki will also be increasing on select ships. The line is also doing away with 24-hour self-service ice cream. Instead, the machines will be open from 11 am to midnight.
And guests who wish to order more than two entrées in the main dining room will be charged five dollars for the third and onward. Also in the MDR, Lobster night will be moved to the final formal night of the cruise instead of on the first one.
In other Carnival news, the line officially took delivery of its newest ship Carnival Celebration on Wednesday. The vessel is scheduled to depart on a transatlantic voyage from Southampton to Miami on November 6th.
Two More Cruise Lines Drop Pre-Cruise Testing For Unvaccinated Guests
Two more cruise lines have dropped pre-cruise testing for all guests. Effective immediately, passengers on U.S., Barbados, and Singapore Royal Caribbean sailings no longer require pre-cruise testing.
Exceptions include voyages to Colombia, Haiti, and Honduras, as well as transatlantic cruises and Australia sailings.
And starting November 14th, Disney Cruise Line will no longer required that guests show proof of a negative test to sail from a U.S. port, regardless of their vaccination status.
Other lines that have dropped or will soon drop pre-cruise testing for unvaccinated guests include Carnival, Virgin, Norwegian, Azamara, Princess, and Holland America.
Azamara Announces 2025 World Voyage
Azamara has announced its 155-night 2025 World Voyage, which will depart San Diego on January 6, 2025.
During the sailing, Azamara Onward will visit ports in 37 countries, with the itinerary including 15 overnight calls and 31 late night stays. Destination highlights will include Honolulu, Hawaii; Samoa and Tonga in the south Pacific; Benoa, Bali; and Stewart Island in New Zealand.