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Carnival Breaks Records with St. Jude Donations

$21,600 dollars. That’s how much was raised for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Carnival’s latest Mardi Gras sailing.

The ship’s godmother joined Carnival president Christine Duffy and Cruise Director Mike Pack for a Groove For St. Jude deck party and fundraiser. During the sea day event, passengers broke Mardi Gras’ record for donations to the research hospital.

The vessel was christened last weekend during an event in Port Canaveral.

STORY: Carnival Guests Raise Over $21,000 for St. Jude

Lots of Ships in Nassau

Nassau, Bahamas saw quite the all-star lineup of ships on Friday.

Disney Magic, which is on her first cruise from the U.S. since the shutdown was there, along with Carnival’s Mardi Gras on her official inaugural voyage.

Celebrity Apex was in town too, on a three-night sailing from Fort Lauderdale. This was her second cruise from the United States ever.

STORY: Nassau Sees Record-Breaking Post-Shutdown Port Day

Royal Caribbean Details World Cruise Bookings

And finally, we are learning more about the Royal Caribbean world cruise that’ll set sail in 2023. 

On Friday morning’s earnings call, Royal Caribbean President Michael Bayley said that within the first seven days of going on sale, 70 percent of the ships were already sold out. 

Balcony cabins for the 274-night cruise started at $75,000 per guest, and the Royal Suite has already sold for $760,000. 

The Ultimate World Cruise will be held aboard Serenade of the Seas and will depart PortMiami on December 10, 2023, returning on September 10, 2024. 

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