Cruise News Today — September 13, 2022 [VIDEO]

Disney Cruise Line to Sail Down Under

Disney Cruise Line has announced that it will be sailing Down Under for the first time.

Starting in late October 2023, Disney Wonder will reposition to the South Pacific, operating two to six-night voyages in Australia and New Zealand from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Auckland.

The ship will stay there through February 2024.

Bookings for the Australia and New Zealand cruises will open on September 29th.

Bookings for the repositioning cruises, which will visit various destinations in the South Pacific, will open to the general public on October 6th.

STORY: Disney Announces Name of Sixth Cruise Ship, Itineraries to New Destinations

Margaritaville at Sea Offering Free Cruises

As a way of saying thank you to those who have served their country abroad and in their communities, Margaritaville at Sea is offering a free two-night sailing to active and veteran military, first responders, law enforcement officers, and educators. 

In order to qualify for the free sailings, which are available between now and through the end of next year, the guest must be verified through the GovX ID platform. Those traveling with the verified guest will pay the regular associated fares.

The offer is available for interior and oceanview staterooms, with upgrades to suites available for a charge. For full details, check out margaritavilleatsea.com/offers/heroessailfree

Royal Caribbean Guest Mistakenly Charged Nearly $100,000 For Specialty Dinner

A guest on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas was in for a shocking surprise when he discovered he was charged nearly $100,000 for a dinner at the ship’s Italian specialty restaurant.

Alex and his wife Alicia had a typical dinner at Jamie’s Italian restaurant on the mega ship, and then discovered they had been charged over $98,000 for the meal. The couple had already purchased the ship’s dining package, which includes multiple nights of specialty dining during the sailing.

The error occurred because the guest’s ID number was typed into the gratuity box rather than the correct dollar amount. Royal Caribbean, as expected, reversed the charge.

The incident happened during a seven-night eastern Caribbean voyage out of Miami earlier this month.

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