Cruise News Today  — October 25, 2022 [VIDEO]

MSC Cruises Announces MSC World America

MSC Cruises is building another ship that’s coming to America.

Steel was cut yesterday for the MSC World America, which will be the second in the line’s LNG-powered World-class. The steel cutting ceremony also served as the delivery ceremony for the first ship in the class, MSC World Europa, which is scheduled to enter guest service this December.

Many elements of MSC World America will be the same as World Europa, but some will be tailored to the North American market.

MSC World America will be 22 decks tall and feature 2,600 guest cabins. She’s scheduled to debut in 2025.

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Carnival Offers Glimpse Into Its New Italian Experience

Carnival is giving a glimpse of what its two ships that are branded from Costa will look like.

Carnival Venezia and Carnival Firenze will both receive new paint jobs reflecting the Carnival livery and receive some of the Carnival experiences.

Speaking on the partnership, Carnival presidents Christine Duffy said “Just like their Carnival sisters, fun will be at the heart of Carnival Venezia and Carnival Firenze, but they will also carry a unique experience – incorporating the spectacular Italian atmosphere and rich culture they embody.”

Costa Venezia is the first ship to come over to Carnival next spring when it sails from Manhattan, followed by Costa Firenze in 2024, debuting in Long Beach.

This makes three ships transferred from Costa to Carnival in the span of just a few years, as Costa Luminosa recently became Carnival Luminosa. Both brands are owned by Carnival Corporation.

Hosts and Crew From ‘The Real Love Boat’ Meet Cast of Original ‘The Love Boat’

It’s a mix of the past and present. Hosts and crew from the new CBS reality show ‘The Real Love Boat’ met the cast members of the original ‘Love Boat’ on Discovery Princess this past weekend.

The Love Boat cast members including Jill Whelan, Bernie Kopell, and Ted Lange are sailing the ship this week as part of a special Love Boat-themed cruise to the Mexican Riviera. While they are together, they’ll celebrate the life of the original Love Boat captain, Captain Stubing, played by actor Gavin McLoud, who passed away last year.

The Real Love Boat airs Wednesdays at 9/8 central and is also streaming on Paramount+.

STORY: ‘The Real Love Boat’ Host & Crew Meet Cast of Original ‘The Love Boat’ Show

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