Cruise News Update: November 28, 2023 [VIDEO]

Cruise News Today November 28 2023

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Here are the top cruise industry news stories for Tuesday, November 28, 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 28 2023

RCCL Celebrates Completion of Icon of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International recently celebrated the completion of its newest ship, Icon of the Seas, at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland.

The event wrapped up the end of a seven-year planning and 900-day construction process involving thousands of experts.

The world’s largest cruise line is set to debut the ship in Miami in January 2024, just two months after the official signing ceremony.

The ship will now head to Cadiz, Spain, for final preparations before its inaugural voyage.

Icon of the Seas is over 250,000 gross registered tons and will carry 7600 passengers at maximum capacity and 2300 crew members.

P&O Pacific Adventure Denied Entry to New Zealand

A dirty hull.

Passengers on the P&O Pacific Adventure cruise, which left Sydney for a 13-day New Zealand tour on November 20, faced a significant change in plans when their ship was barred from docking due to a dirty hull, violating New Zealand’s strict biosecurity laws.

The ship, unable to complete its scheduled stops, including Wellington and Fiordland National Park, was redirected to Hobart, Tasmania.

Initially offered a 50% future cruise credit, the cruise line later updated the compensation to a full refund and a $300 onboard credit per person, acknowledging passengers’ frustrations and the unexpected itinerary changes.

MSC to Add Two More Ships

MSC Cruises is expanding its fleet with the addition of two more ” world-class” ships, set to be launched in 2026 and 2027.

Built at France’s Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard, it will utilize LNG power. The design of these ships emphasizes outdoor spaces and unique elements like a secret speakeasy.

These two ships will join the MSC World Europa and the upcoming MSC World America. The company also has an option for a fifth vessel.

Cruise Line Stock Report

  • CCL 14.65, up 1.7%
  • RCL  106.40, up 1.9%
  • NCL  14.37, flat

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