Here are the top cruise industry news stories for Wednesday, November 29, 2023, and the stock report for Carnival Corporation (CCL), Royal Caribbean Group (RCL), and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH).
Cruise News Updates for Today
Teenager Dies After Falling from Balcony in Allure of the Seas
A 16-year-old tragically died after falling from an inward-facing balcony onto another balcony on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas. The incident was first reported by http://TMZ.com and confirmed by the cruise line.
The incident occurred Saturday during the ship’s voyage from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas.
Following the fall, an announcement was made on the ship requesting passengers to donate blood.
The teenager later passed away in a hospital.
Royal Caribbean expressed their condolences, stating their hearts go out to the family of the deceased, and out of respect, declined to comment further.
Cozumel, Costa Maya Considers $5 Tax on Cruise Passengers
And two popular cruise ports, Cozumel and Costa Maya, are considering implementing a $5 per person tax on cruise ship passengers.
Cruise lines would collect this tax at the time of cruise purchase and remit it to the state.
The 27 million dollars of revenue generated is intended to enhance infrastructure and bolster the state’s response to natural disasters like hurricanes.
If passed, the new tax is slated to begin on January 1, 2025.
Carnival to Launch New Ship on December
Carnival Cruise Line is preparing to launch its new ship, Carnival Jubilee, on December 23.
The ship will start its journey from Eemshaven, Netherlands, on December 3, moving to Bremerhaven, Germany, for the handover ceremony.
Ownership will officially transfer to Carnival Cruise Line on December 4. The ship then sails to Tenerife on December 10 for refueling and supplies before heading to Nassau.
The ship will arrive in Galveston on December 20 in preparation for its first voyage, a Christmas sailing starting December 23.
Cruise Line Stock Report
- CCL 14.63, flat
- RCL 105.69, down 1%
- NCL 14.48, up 1%