Carnival Cruise Line Announces Wifi, Room Service Changes
For the first time since the cruise industry restart, Carnival will once again host its popular Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham breakfast experience. It costs $10 for adults and $8 for kids. Babies and toddlers 2 and under are free.
The line has also announced a price increase for all three of its wifi packages. When purchased pre-cruise, the social package will increase from 8.50 to $10.20, the value package from $11.05 to $14.45, and the premium package from $14.45 to $17 per day.
And lastly, Carnival will be introducing a new room service menu, and has indicated that it is doing away with all complimentary room service menu items. The only exception to this is the continental breakfast from 6-10 am, which will remain free.
All of these changes will be implemented starting October first.
Another Cruise Line Begins Using Starlink Satellite Internet
Following Royal Caribbean Group’s announcement last month that it is rolling out SpaceX’s Starlink across its global fleet, another cruise line has announced that it has also implemented the satellite internet service.
Boutique line SeaDream Yacht Club has revealed that its twin yachts SeaDream I and SeaDream II have been using the internet service, with positive feedback from both guests and crew.
The installation of the Starlink satellite dishes was part of SeaDream’s recent $10 million renovation program.
Starlink uses low-earth satellites, which enables it to offer higher internet speeds than other satellite internet systems.
Cunard Shares a Bit of Its History With Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Cunard is honoring the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by sharing a bit of the monarch’s history with the line.
The queen’s association with Cunard dates back to 1938, when she accompanied her mother to the launch of the vessel Queen Elizabeth.
Since then, the queen launched Caronia in 1947 and Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1967, and named Queen Mary 2 in 2004 and Queen Elizabeth in 2010.
Her Majesty also attended many events on Cunard’s ships over the years, including the line’s 150th anniversary celebrations in 1990.
In a statement, Cunard said that it “joins the UK and other nations around the world in expressing our deep sympathy at the death of Her Majesty, and we extend sincere condolences to The Royal Family.”