Cruise News Today — September 17, 2022 [VIDEO]

Royal Caribbean Dry Docks Postponed

Two Royal Caribbean ships have postponed dry docks because of labor shortages in Europe.

A report filed by Cruise Critic said that both Allure of the Seas and Explore of the Seas were scheduled for the Royal Amplification outfits, with Allure’s being 58 days, but they have now been shelved.

“Both amplifications have been put on hold at this time. With global developments rapidly evolving, we are reviewing all options to bring Explorer and Allure into dry dock this year and determining the extent of the enhancements we can make.”

Allure was scheduled for its $165 million dry dock in Cadiz, Spain, while Explorer was heading to Brest, France. Freedom of the Seas underwent its amplification just before the industry shutdown.

MSC Crew Member Who Went Overboard Rescued

It was a lucky day for a crew member who jumped off a MSC Cruises ship.

After an argument with his significant other, a 24-year old man jumped off the MSC Splendida off the coast of Italy.

MSC dispatched their search and rescue response by deploying rescue boats and was able to save the crew member.

The member of the entertainment staff was disembarked after the incident and sent home.

CBS and Princess Cruises Announce ‘The Real Love Boat’ Cast Members

CBS and Princess Cruises’ new TV show ‘The Real Love Boat’ has announced a familiar face to Carnival cruisers.

Former Carnival Cruise Director Matt Mitcham has joined the show as its official cruise director, helping make matches among twelve single men and women as they sail aboard Regal Princess.

A loose play on The Love Boat TV show, throughout the season, singles will embark on destination dates and compete in challenges to test their compatibility. New participants will be added to the mix, and those who don’t find a match will be left behind at port.

After nearly a month at sea, one couple will dock in the final port and take home a cash prize along with trip courtesy of Princess.

‘The Real Love Boat’ premieres on Wednesday, October 5th on CBS and will also stream on Paramount+.

STORY: Former Carnival Cruise Director to Be Featured in CBS Show ‘The Real Love Boat’

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