Cruise News Update: November 10, 2023 [VIDEO]

Cruise News Today November 10 2023

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Here are the top cruise industry news stories for Friday, November 10, 2023, and the stock report for Carnival Corporation (CCL), Royal Caribbean Group (RCL), and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH).

Cruise News Updates for Today

Cruise News Today November 10 2023

Carnival Cruise Line Cancels 4 Upcoming Sailings

Carnival Cruise Line canceled four upcoming sailings of the Carnival Panorama as it heads to dry dock this weekend over ongoing propulsion issues.

The canceled sailings are November 11, the Thanksgiving sailing of November 18, 26, and December 2.

The technical problems, which led to the cancellation of two out of three ports during its current voyage, will be addressed in a dry dock following the ship’s return to Long Beach this weekend.

Affected passengers will receive a full refund, expense reimbursement, and a 50% to 100% future cruise credit, depending on their booking date.

Carnival Panorama, which has a history of propulsion problems similar to other ships in the Vista class, is expected to resume service on December 9 after repairs.

Viking Cruises Files Lawsuit Against Insurance Group

Viking Cruises has filed a lawsuit against Arch Insurance Group in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri, accusing them of failing to reimburse travel protection premiums refunded to guests during the pandemic.

Despite Viking’s immediate compensation to guests, they allege that Arch has not fulfilled its financial obligations of reimbursement for over three years, resulting in Viking covering more than $3 million in refunds.

The case will go to court on April 4 if no agreement is reached.

Port of Seattle Records 1.77 Million Passengers

Closing its 2023 cruise season, the Port of Seattle celebrated a record-setting year with 291 cruises and 1.77 million passengers.

The season’s economic boon neared $900 million, thanks to each cruise ship’s $4 million local contribution.

Anticipating 277 cruise calls next year, the Port will continue its high passenger volumes streak.

RCCL’s Gratuities to Increase Tomorrow

And a reminder that Royal Caribbean’s gratuities will increase tomorrow.

Standard cabin gratuities rise from $16 to $18, and suite gratuities from $18.50 to $20.50 per person daily.

Cruise Line Stock Report

  • CCL 12.31, down 3.7%
  • RCL 92.60, down 3%
  • NCL  12.76, down 5%

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