San Francisco Welcomes First Cruise Ship Back
The Port of San Francisco welcomed Majestic Princess on Monday, the port’s first cruise call in 19 months.
Majestic’s visit is part of its new California coastal itinerary, and is one of 21 calls the city is expecting this year. In 2022, 127 cruise visits are expected, which is a record for the Port of San Francisco.
Current health and safety protocols at the port include staggered embarking and disembarking, as well as masks required inside the now “touchless” terminals.
Carnival Elation Resumes Cruises
Carnival Elation resumed sailings on Monday, becoming the third Carnival vessel to sail from Port Canaveral during restart, and the 13th in the fleet to be back overall. The ship’s current cruise is a five-night that includes two sea days and calls in Nassau and Amber Cove.
It’ll also operate four-night cruises this fall and winter, as well as a special six-night voyage through Christmas.
Elation is Carnival’s second vessel to resume sailings this month, following Carnival Freedom from Miami on October 9. Next month, Carnival Legend and Valor are also expected to return to cruising.
Grand Turk Set to Reopen to Cruise Ships By End of This Year
Grand Turk is getting preparing to reopen back up to cruise ships, just in time for its peak tourist season.
During a national address last month, the Premier of Turks and Caicos said that the government has made an agreement with Carnival Corporation that will include an investment in the port and return of its ships. The government will also invest in its Grand Turk port, with plans to open a new vendors market and new floating dock for water sports operators.
A number of Carnival, Holland America, and Princess ships are already scheduled to visit Grand Turk this November and December.
The $60 million dollar cruise facility was opened by Carnival Corporation in 2006.