Carnival Horizon Assists Cuban Refugees
On Monday, officers aboard Carnival Horizon spotted a small boat off the northern coast of Cuba that appeared to be drifting. Crew members came to the aid of the five occupants, providing them with food and water.
They declined to come aboard Horizon and instead opted to continue with their journey, with their boat being deemed safe by Carnival staff.
The incident did not impact Carnival Horizon’s schedule, as it continues on a six-night western Caribbean voyage. Today the vessel is spending the day in Grand Cayman. It is scheduled to arrive back to Miami on Saturday, September 17th.
Holland America Details 2024 Grand Australia and New Zealand Voyage
Holland America Line has announced another Grand Voyage, this time a 94-day cruise to Australia and New Zealand.
The sailing is set to depart on January 3, 2024 aboard Volendam roundtrip from San Diego, California.
Highlights will include 43 ports of call, including four overnight calls in Australia, New Zealand, and Tahiti along with two evening departures in Hawaii and Australia. The voyage will spend two full days of scenic cruising at the Great Barrier Reef, and visit 16 ports of call at various south Pacific islands.
Shorter 58 day and 36 day segments are also available for booking.
Fares for the full 94-day journey start at $17,200 per person.
Disney Provides Lighthouse Point Update
Disney Cruise Line has provided an update on development of its second private destination in the Bahamas, Lighthouse Point.
The line is working closely with Bahamian artists and advisors to create a destination that represents the natural beauty and culture of the Bahamas.
These new renderings display a colorful beach retreat that will include a recreation center, water playground, cultural pavilion, and dining and shopping venues.
Lighthouse Point is located on the southernmost tip of the island of Eleuthera, not far from Princess Cruises’ private port Princess Cays.