Here are the top cruise industry news stories for Wednesday, November 22, 2023, and the stock report for Carnival Corporation (CCL), Royal Caribbean Group (RCL), and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH).
Cruise News Updates for Today
NCL Cancels 7 Months of Cruises on Norwegian Sun
Due to fleet redeployment, Norwegian Cruise Line has informed guests about the cancellation of seven months of cruises aboard the Norwegian Sun, spanning from late March to early November 2025.
Affected guests will receive full refunds automatically processed to their original payment method within 30 days and a 10% discount future cruise credit (FCC) valid for sailings until the end of 2025.
The cancellation of these 22 cruises potentially impacts an estimated 40,000 guests.
MSC Cruises to Improve Ocean Cay Marine Reserve
MSC Cruises has announced a comprehensive development program for Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in The Bahamas to enhance the island’s infrastructure and environmental sustainability.
The plan, endorsed by Bahamian officials including Prime Minister Philip Davis, involves substantial economic benefits and job creation for the local community.
It includes new guest amenities, staff accommodations, and environmental infrastructure, such as a third solar farm and an advanced wastewater treatment plant.
The company plans to increase its North American fleet presence in the 2023-24 winter season.
Carnival Prepares Largest Thanksgiving Celebration
Carnival Cruise Line is preparing for its largest Thanksgiving Day celebration in 51 years, planning to serve over 48,000 pounds of turkey, a 14 percent increase from last year.
The day will see more than 110,000 Thanksgiving meals served to guests and team members across the US fleet.
The menu includes over 600 gallons of turkey gravy, 6,600+ pounds of stuffing, 2,200+ pounds of cranberry sauce, and over 45,700 portions of pumpkin and pecan pies.
Cruise Line Stock Report
- CCL 14.20, down 2.5%
- RCL 104.83, down 1%
- NCL 14.33, down 2%