Here are the top cruise industry news stories for Tuesday, November 14, 2023, and the stock report for Carnival Corporation (CCL), Royal Caribbean Group (RCL), and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH).
Cruise News Updates for Today
Princess Cruises Denies Claims of Double Virus Outbreak
Princess Cruises has denied recent claims of a double outbreak of COVID-19 and norovirus on the Grand Princess during its Australian cruise.
Contrary to media reports of outbreaks on back-to-back cruises, the company explained that while passengers on the previous cruise did show symptoms, they all disembarked before the current voyage started.
They went on to say that the ship was thoroughly cleaned twice.
Princess Cruises and South Australia Health confirm there’s no current outbreak, with only five gastro cases and eight possible COVID-19 cases reported, which are under control.
Government officials are satisfied with the ship’s response, stating the situation is typical for cruises.
The Grand Princess is expected back in Melbourne later this week.
Carnival Vista Moves to Port Canaveral for Caribbean Cruises
The Carnival Vista, a Carnival Cruise Line ship, has moved to Port Canaveral to start year-round Caribbean cruises. It was previously based in Galveston.
Symphony of the Seas also started its new homeport in Port Everglades on Monday, sailing to the Caribbean. It repositioned from Barcelona.
Disney Cruise Line Celebrates Grand Opening of New Cruise Terminal
Disney Cruise Line has celebrated the grand opening of its new cruise terminal at Port Everglades, marking its second year-round homeport.
The terminal, spanning over 104,000 square feet and themed with Disney and Pixar’s “Finding Nemo,” has been designed by Walt Disney Imagineering to enhance the embarkation experience.
Disney Dream will begin sailing from this port on November 20, with Disney Magic following on May 9.
As part of a 15-year agreement with Broward County, Disney Cruise Line will see a minimum of 10.6 million passenger movements.
Cruise Line Stock Report
- CCL 12.78, up .16%
- RCL 97.81, up 3%
- NCL 13.10, down .6%